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Who won Poirier vs McGregor?
Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor by , during the main event of UFC 257, on Saturday 23rd January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
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 stats
Dustin Poirier stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 12 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, 4 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 46%.
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 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 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 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.
Before that, he had won against Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
He had beat 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 3 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
McGregor's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.