Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Poirier vs Thompson?
Dustin Poirier could potentially take on Stephen Thompson, in Late 2022.
The fight would be contested 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 Thompson stats
Dustin Poirier would step into the octagon with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Stephen Thompson would make his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Poirier would have a slight advantage in power over Thompson, with a 48% knock out percentage over Thompson's 44%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Poirier would have a large advantage over Thompson, boasting at 28% submission rate over Thompson's 6%.
Dustin Poirier is the younger man by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Thompson has a height advantage of 3 inches over Poirier. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Poirier is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 months earlier than Thompson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 15 more professional rounds, 80 to Thompson's 65.
Poirier vs Thompson 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 Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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.
Stephen Thompson has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.
Previous to that, he had lost to Gilbert Burns at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Vicente Luque at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had been beaten by Anthony Pettis at UFC on ESPN+ 6 on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
In terms of recent activity, Dustin Poirier has been fighting more than Stephen Thompson.
Dustin Poirier last fought 17 days ago, while Stephen Thompson's last outing was 11 months and 11 days ago.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Thompson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Poirier vs Thompson?
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