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Dustin Poirier Fighter Record, Recent Fights & Tale of The Tape

Dustin Poirier is favored in Saturday's UFC 264 main event against Conor McGregor, and a look at his recent form makes it obvious why.
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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.

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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

Win27–6 (1)Conor McGregorTKO (punches)UFC 257January 24, 2021202:32
Win26–6 (1)Dan HookerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. HookerJune 27, 2020505:00
Loss25–6 (1)Khabib NurmagomedovSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 242September 7, 2019302:06
Win25–5 (1)Max HollowayDecision (unanimous)UFC 236April 13, 2019505:00
Win24–5 (1)Eddie AlvarezTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2July 28, 2018204:05
Win23–5 (1)Justin GaethjeTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. GaethjeApril 14, 2018400:33
Win22–5 (1)Anthony PettisSubmission (body triangle)UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. PettisNovember 11, 2017302:08
NC21–5 (1)Eddie AlvarezNC (accidental knee)UFC 211May 13, 2017204:12
Win21–5Jim MillerDecision (majority)UFC 208February 11, 2017305:00
Loss20–5Michael JohnsonKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. JohnsonSeptember 17, 2016101:35
Win20–4Bobby GreenKO (punches)UFC 199June 4, 2016102:53
Win19–4Joseph DuffyDecision (unanimous)UFC 195January 2, 2016305:00
Win18–4Yancy MedeirosTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. HendersonJune 6, 2015102:38
Win17–4Carlos Diego FerreiraKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. LamasApril 4, 2015103:45
Loss16–4Conor McGregorTKO (punches)UFC 178September 27, 2014101:46
Win16–3Akira CorassaniTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. KennedyApril 16, 2014200:42
Win15–3Diego BrandãoKO (punches)UFC 168December 28, 2013104:54
Win14–3Erik KochDecision (unanimous)UFC 164August 31, 2013305:00
Loss13–3Cub SwansonDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonaldFebruary 16, 2013305:00
Win13–2Jonathan BrookinsSubmission (brabo choke)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson FinaleDecember 15, 2012104:15
Loss12–2Chan Sung JungTechnical Submission (brabo choke)UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. PoirierMay 15, 2012401:07
Win12–1Max HollowaySubmission (triangle armbar)UFC 143February 4, 2012103:23
Win11–1Pablo GarzaSubmission (brabo choke)UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos SantosNovember 12, 2011201:32
Win10–1Jason YoungDecision (unanimous)UFC 131June 11, 2011305:00
Win9–1Josh GrispiDecision (unanimous)UFC 125January 1, 2011305:00
Win8–1Zach MicklewrightTKO (punches)WEC 52November 11, 2010100:53
Loss7–1Danny CastilloDecision (unanimous)WEC 50August 18, 2010305:00
Win7–0Derek GauthierKO (punches)Ringside MMAJune 18, 2010100:57
Win6–0Derrick KrantzSubmission (armbar)USA MMA: Night of Champions 2March 6, 2010203:35
Win5–0Ronny LisSubmission (armbar)USA MMA: Border War 2November 13, 2009100:51
Win4–0Daniel WattsKO (punches)Bang FCOctober 31, 2009101:26
Win3–0Joe TorrezTKO (punches)USA MMA 8: Natural Disaster 3August 1, 2009102:37
Win2–0Nate JollySubmission (armbar)Cajun FCJune 26, 2009203:54
Win1–0Aaron SuarezKO (punches)USA MMA 7: River City RampageMay 16, 2009101:19


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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