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When is Poirier vs Makhachev?
Dustin Poirier could potentially face the challenge of Islam Makhachev, in Summer 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs Makhachev stats
Dustin Poirier would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Islam Makhachev would make his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Poirier would have a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev would have an advantage over Poirier, with a 44% submission rate over Poirier's 28%.
Dustin Poirier is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Makhachev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Poirier. Despite this, he has 3-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 82 to Makhachev's 54.
Poirier vs Makhachev form
Poirier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
He had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.
In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.
Dustin Poirier last fought 3 months and 24 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 1 month and 1 day ago.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Poirier vs Makhachev?
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