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.
Brian Good
Fri, July 9, 2:18 PM EDT

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

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time
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
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