Dustin Poirier bested Conor McGregor in the triliogy after McGrgeor went down to a broken left ankle in round one at UFC 264 main event on Saturday, July 10.
Poirier got the better of McGrgeor in round one, controlling McGrgeor on the ground. McGrgeor landed elbows from his back, but Poirier poured on the ground and pound.
McGrgeor got to his feet and rolled his ankle. the Irishman fell down immediately, forcing referee Herb Dean to step in. No love lost here between these two.
— UFC (@ufc) July 11, 2021
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor UFC 264 Preview
The score will finally settle when Dustin Poirier meets former UFC double champion Conor McGregor in the trilogy at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10.
Just over six years after losing to McGregor, Poirier earned revenge by putting away the Irishman via second-round TKO at UFC 257 this past January.
The former interim champion is on a two-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory against Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12 in June 2020.
His only loss in the last four years is a second-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in September 2019.
Despite being the first person to ever hold two titles consecutively, McGregor is 3-3 in his last six appearances. His most recent loss to Poirier.
He previously made a return to the octagon for the first time in two years, defeating Donald Cerrone by first-round TKO at UFC 246 in January 2020.
Here is how the lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor went down at UFC 264, including round-by-round scoring. For full results of the event, check them out right here.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor ends in doctor stoppage
McGregor comes out with spinning kick to the body. Poirier lands a leg kick. McGregor trying to get the kicks going. Poirier catches a leg, but McGregor gets away. McGregor lands a kick, Poirier switches to conventional. Poirier lands to right hands. McGregor clinches and Poirier is in on the legs against the fence. McGregor drops for the guillotine. Poirier trying to defend, create space. Poirier is on top. McGrgeor lands elbows from his back. Poirier turns on the ground and pound. Poirier rains downs a right hand. McGregor still using elbows from his back. Poirier laying on the ground and pound. McGregor lands an up kick. Poirier drops elbows. Fast paced fight. McGregor looks for another guillotine, but gives up on it. Back to their feet. McGregor falls back on his own ankle and goes down. Poirier ends the round from top position. McGregor points at his ankle, appears to be broken. Not the ending many expected.
Official result: Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO [Doctor stoppage] at 5:00 in round 1.
— UFC (@ufc) July 11, 2021
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