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Who won Poirier vs Holloway?
Dustin Poirier beat Max Holloway by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC 236, on Saturday 13th April 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Dustin Poirier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs Holloway stats
Dustin Poirier stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Max Holloway made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested that Poirier and Holloway have similar power, both with a 50% knock out percentage.
Dustin Poirier was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Holloway had a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Poirier was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Holloway, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 74 to Holloway's 87.
Poirier vs Holloway form
Poirier had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Max Holloway at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
He had defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Holloway's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.