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Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Poirier vs McGregor?
Dustin Poirier will take on Conor McGregor, as the main event of UFC 264, on Saturday 10th July 2021 in the United States.
The fight will be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Poirier vs McGregor stats
Dustin Poirier steps into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Conor McGregor will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest McGregor has a massive power advantage over Poirier, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Poirier's 48%.
Dustin Poirier is the same age as Conor McGregor, at 32 years old.
McGregor has 1-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 2 months later than McGregor, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 29 more professional rounds, 73 to McGregor's 44.
Poirier vs McGregor form
Poirier has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he beat Conor McGregor on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Dan Hooker 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 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 won against Max Holloway on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
He had beat Eddie Alvarez on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
McGregor's last 3 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.3 rounds on average.