Mar 09 2024
Saturday

Kaseya Center, Miami, United States

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
29-8-0
KO 2
KO 2
13-1-0

The tape

35
Age
28
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
N/A

Tape record

KOSUBSUBKOKO
Form
KOKOSUBKOSUB
29
Wins
13
14
By KO
4
48
KO%
31
8
By SUB
9
28
SUB%
69
8
Loses
1
3
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2019
38
Bouts
15
82
Rounds
25
5 hours, 33 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 30 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

3
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
6
Tapology
10

Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis report

Who won Poirier vs Saint-Denis?

Dustin Poirier beat Benoit Saint-Denis by knockout in the 2nd round during the co-main event of UFC 299, on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Kaseya Center in Miami.

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 Saint-Denis stats

Dustin Poirier stepped into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Benoit Saint-Denis made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

This was Dustin Poirier's 31st fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2011.

Dustin Poirier's UFC record stood at 22-8-0, while Benoit Saint-Denis' came in at 5-2-0.

The stats suggested Poirier had an advantage in power over Saint-Denis, with a 48% knock out percentage over Saint-Denis' 31%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Saint-Denis had a massive advantage over Poirier, boasting a 69% submission rate over Poirier's 28%.

Dustin Poirier was the older man by 7 years, at 35 years old.

Saint-Denis had a height advantage of 2 inches over Poirier.

Poirier was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 years and 9 months earlier than Saint-Denis, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 89 to Saint-Denis' 27.

Poirier vs Saint-Denis form

Poirier had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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 submission 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 submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten 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.

Saint-Denis had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3opponents and going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Matt Frevola at UFC 295 on 11th November 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Thiago Moises at UFC Fight Night Paris – Gane vs. Spivac on 2nd September 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Ismael Bonfim at UFC Fight Night – Strickland vs. Magomedov on 1st July 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Gabriel Miranda at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

He was victorious against Niklas Stolze at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik on 4th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Benoit Saint-Denis had been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.

Going to this contest, Dustin Poirier had last fought 11 months and 10 days ago, while Benoit Saint-Denis' last outing had been 7 months and 28 days ago.

Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

Saint-Denis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Poirier vs Saint-Denis?

Dustin Poirier was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Benoit Saint-Denis made his way into the ring at 4/9 (-230) with oddsmakers.

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