Dustin Poirier Fighter Record, Recent Fights & Tale of The Tape
When it comes to the UFC 264 main event, the casual fight fan is definitely familiar with one half of the fighters. Conor McGregor is still the biggest draw in the sport. But, his opponent, Dustin Poirier is the favorite.
Poirier isn’t a massive star. He isn’t loud mouthed and he doesn’t spend a lot of time pumping up his persona on social media or at weigh-ins. But, Poirier is a beast and Dustin Poirier’s fighter record is one that can match almost any.
Poirier, unlike some fighters that face McGregor, is not scared of the Irishman. As a matter of fact his last win, which came in January, was over McGregor as he lumped him up in a 2nd round TKO win. But UFC 264 will have crowds and the fanfare that accompanies a massive superfight.
How will Poirier respond? What impact will it all have on Dustin Poirier’s fighter record? Let’s take a look.
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier Tale of the Tape
The main goal here is to examine Dustin Poirier’s fight record and try to see what kind of form he’s in as he prepares for what will be the biggest fight of his life. But, it’s also important to look at how these fighters match up on paper.
McGregor and Poirier both come into their matchup at UFC 264 at 32 years of age, but Dustin Poirier’s record features a few more fights than McGregor’s. In 27 career fights, Conor McGregor has won by knockout 19 times and submission just once.
As for Dustin Poirier, in 34 fights he has just 13 knockouts but seven submissions.
Both fighters measure in at 5-foot-9 and 155 pounds. But, the reach advantage goes to McGregor over Poirier, which I’m sure is something he will look to take advantage of.
You can see the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier tale of the tape in the image below.
Dustin Poirier Recent Fights
Dustin Poirier’s fighter record ha sort of been the exact opposite of Conor McGregor’s. Early in both their careers, McGregor shot to the top of the division while Poirier steadily improved without catching the eyes of the national media.
Poirier’s ascent to the top of the rankings was steady, but he got their all the same. Now, it’s been five years since Poirier has lost to someone not named Khabib Nurmagomedov. Five of his last six wins have come against former champions like Max Holloway, Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje.
Meanwhile, McGregor has lost two of his last three fights, including when these two fighters met in January of this year and Poirieir got the best of McGregor.
Dustin Poirier Fight Record
|Win||27–6 (1)||Conor McGregor||TKO (punches)||UFC 257||January 24, 2021||2||02:32|
|Win||26–6 (1)||Dan Hooker||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker||June 27, 2020||5||05:00|
|Loss||25–6 (1)||Khabib Nurmagomedov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC 242||September 7, 2019||3||02:06|
|Win||25–5 (1)||Max Holloway||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 236||April 13, 2019||5||05:00|
|Win||24–5 (1)||Eddie Alvarez||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2||July 28, 2018||2||04:05|
|Win||23–5 (1)||Justin Gaethje||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje||April 14, 2018||4||00:33|
|Win||22–5 (1)||Anthony Pettis||Submission (body triangle)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis||November 11, 2017||3||02:08|
|NC||21–5 (1)||Eddie Alvarez||NC (accidental knee)||UFC 211||May 13, 2017||2||04:12|
|Win||21–5||Jim Miller||Decision (majority)||UFC 208||February 11, 2017||3||05:00|
|Loss||20–5||Michael Johnson||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson||September 17, 2016||1||01:35|
|Win||20–4||Bobby Green||KO (punches)||UFC 199||June 4, 2016||1||02:53|
|Win||19–4||Joseph Duffy||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 195||January 2, 2016||3||05:00|
|Win||18–4||Yancy Medeiros||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson||June 6, 2015||1||02:38|
|Win||17–4||Carlos Diego Ferreira||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas||April 4, 2015||1||03:45|
|Loss||16–4||Conor McGregor||TKO (punches)||UFC 178||September 27, 2014||1||01:46|
|Win||16–3||Akira Corassani||TKO (punches)||The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy||April 16, 2014||2||00:42|
|Win||15–3||Diego Brandão||KO (punches)||UFC 168||December 28, 2013||1||04:54|
|Win||14–3||Erik Koch||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 164||August 31, 2013||3||05:00|
|Loss||13–3||Cub Swanson||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald||February 16, 2013||3||05:00|
|Win||13–2||Jonathan Brookins||Submission (brabo choke)||The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale||December 15, 2012||1||04:15|
|Loss||12–2||Chan Sung Jung||Technical Submission (brabo choke)||UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier||May 15, 2012||4||01:07|
|Win||12–1||Max Holloway||Submission (triangle armbar)||UFC 143||February 4, 2012||1||03:23|
|Win||11–1||Pablo Garza||Submission (brabo choke)||UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos||November 12, 2011||2||01:32|
|Win||10–1||Jason Young||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 131||June 11, 2011||3||05:00|
|Win||9–1||Josh Grispi||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 125||January 1, 2011||3||05:00|
|Win||8–1||Zach Micklewright||TKO (punches)||WEC 52||November 11, 2010||1||00:53|
|Loss||7–1||Danny Castillo||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 50||August 18, 2010||3||05:00|
|Win||7–0||Derek Gauthier||KO (punches)||Ringside MMA||June 18, 2010||1||00:57|
|Win||6–0||Derrick Krantz||Submission (armbar)||USA MMA: Night of Champions 2||March 6, 2010||2||03:35|
|Win||5–0||Ronny Lis||Submission (armbar)||USA MMA: Border War 2||November 13, 2009||1||00:51|
|Win||4–0||Daniel Watts||KO (punches)||Bang FC||October 31, 2009||1||01:26|
|Win||3–0||Joe Torrez||TKO (punches)||USA MMA 8: Natural Disaster 3||August 1, 2009||1||02:37|
|Win||2–0||Nate Jolly||Submission (armbar)||Cajun FC||June 26, 2009||2||03:54|
|Win||1–0||Aaron Suarez||KO (punches)||USA MMA 7: River City Rampage||May 16, 2009||1||01:19|