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Who won Poirier vs McGregor III?
Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor by , during the main event of UFC 264, on Saturday 10th July 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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 McGregor III stats
Dustin Poirier stepped 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 made 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 suggested McGregor had a massive power advantage over Poirier, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Poirier's 48%.
Dustin Poirier was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
McGregor had 1-inch reach advantage.
Poirier was 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 had fought 29 more professional rounds, 74 to McGregor's 45.
Poirier vs McGregor III 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 beat 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 beat 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 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.
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.
Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
McGregor's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.