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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 octagon 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 cage 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.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Poirier had an advantage over Holloway, with a 29% submission rate over Holloway's 10%.
Dustin Poirier was the older man by 3 years, at 34 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 23 less professional rounds, 82 to Holloway's 105.
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 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Max Holloway at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Before that, he had beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
He had defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.
Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Holloway's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.3 rounds on average.
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