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Dustin Poirier


Full NameDustin Glenn Poirier

Nick NameThe Diamond

BornJanuary 19, 1989

Height5 ft 9 in


Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier is the current #2 ranked UFC Lightweight and #7 pound-for-pound fighter with a professional MMA record of 28-wins, 7-losses, and 1-no-contest. Poirier is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion and holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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The opponent for Dustin Poirier's next fight has yet to be officially determined, but speculation is centered around a rematch with Justin Gaethje, as well as potential matchups with Beneil Dariush or Rafael Fiziev.


Dustin Poirier MMA

Poirier made his MMA debut in 2009 at USA MMA 7 against Aaron Suarez. Poirier KO'ed Aaron in 79 seconds and proceeded to win his next 6-fights, finishing his opponents in all of them. He then signed with World Extreme Cagefighting in 2010.

Dustin fought Danny Castillo at WEC 50 in his promotion debut and lost the fight via unanimous decision. He bounced back from the defeat and won his next fight against Zach Micklewright inside 1-minute via TKO.

Poirier joined the UFC in 2010 after WEC merged with the promotion.

Dustin Poirier UFC

Dustin Poirier made his UFC debut at featherweight on short notice at UFC 125 against Josh Grispi. Poirier scored a convincing unanimous decision and continued his run by defeating Jason Young and Pablo Garza before fighting Max Holloway at UFC 143. Poirier devastated Holloway throughout the fight and submitted him in the first round via triangle armbar.


Poirier next fought Chan Sung Jung in his card headliner at UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier. Both the fighters had a back and forth battle that ended in the fourth round when Jung scored a technical submission with a Brabo choke. Poirier went 1-1 in his next 2-fights, defeating Jonathan Brookins and losing to Cub Swanson before getting his momentum back and going on a 3-fight win streak in the promotion.

Dustin fought Conor McGregor at UFC 178. McGregor ended Poirier's win streak and dominated him before finishing him via a flurry of punches inside 2-minutes. After this loss, Poirier moved back to lightweight.

Poirier defeated Yancy Medeiros via first-round TKO(punches) at UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson. He then defeated Joseph Duffy and Bobby Green to get a UFC card headliner fight at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson against Michael Johnson. Poirier again came up short in a big fight as Johnson KO'ed him via punches in the first round. Dustin rallied back and defeated Jim Miller via majority decision and earned a fight of the night bonus. He next fought Eddie Alvarez to a no-contest as Alvarez connected with illegal knees on Poirier's downed head.


He then went on a rampage and defeated Anthony Pettis via submission, Justin Gaethje via TKO, and Eddie Alvarez via TKO before fighting for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship against Max Holloway in a UFC rematch. Poirier outworked Holloway and defeated him by unanimous decision to capture the belt and guarantee a UFC Lightweight title unification fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Poirier fought Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Khabib out grappled Poirier and defeated him in the third round after locking in a rear-naked choke submission. Following this loss, Poirier put on a fight of the year-worthy fight against Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. Poirier managed to squeeze out a unanimous decision victory and then went on to rematch Conor McGregor at UFC 257. Poirier got his revenge on McGregor as he knocked him out in the second round to set up a trilogy fight.

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fought for the third time at UFC 264. Dustin dominated McGregor and controlled the Octagon to outwork the Irishman. The bout ended when McGregor suffered a broken tibia during the last seconds of the first round. The doctor stopped the fight and, Poirier got the victory. However, following his victory at UFC 264, Poirier lost against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 via submission.


Dustin Poirier Career Stats


Current Status:

Dustin Poirier's current record stands at 28-7 (1).


MatchesWinsLossesDrawsNo- Contest

Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 14

Wins by Submission:

  1. 7

Wins by Decision:

  1. 7

Current Titles:

  1. None


  1. 72 in (183cm)


  1. 155 lb / 70 kg

Weight Class:

  1. Flyweight

Dustin Poirier Last Fight

Dustin Poirier fought and lost against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Dustin Poirier Record

Below is the professional MMA record of Dustin Poirier:

Loss28-7 (1)Charles OliveiraSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 26911/12/2021
Win28-6 (1)Conor McGregorTKO (doctor stoppage)UFC 26410/07/2021
Win27-6 (1)Conor McGregorTKO (punches)UFC 25724/01/2021
Win26-6 (1)Dan HookerDecision (unanimous)UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker27/06/2020
Loss25-6 (1)Khabib NurmagomedovSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 24207/09/2019
Win25-5 (1)Max HollowayDecision (unanimous)UFC 23613/04/2019
Win24-5 (1)Eddie AlvarezTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 228/07/2018
Win23-5 (1)Justin GaethjeTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje14/04/2018
Win22-5 (1)Anthony PettisSubmission (body triangle)UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis11/11/2017
NC21-5 (1)Eddie AlvarezNC (illegal knees)UFC 21113/05/2017
Win21-5Jim MillerDecision (majority)UFC 20811/02/2017
Loss20-5Michael JohnsonKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson17/09/2016
Win20-4Bobby GreenKO (punches)UFC 19904/06/2016
Win19-4Joseph DuffyDecision (unanimous)UFC 19502/01/2016
Win18-4Yancy MedeirosTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson06/06/2015
Win17-4Carlos Diego FerreiraKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas04/04/2015
Loss16-4Conor McGregorTKO (punches)UFC 17827/09/2014
Win16-3Akira CorassanTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy16/04/2014
Win15-3Diego BrandãoKO (punches)UFC 16828/12/2013
Win14-3Erik KochDecision (unanimous)UFC 16431/08/2013
Loss13-3Cub SwansonDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald16/02/2013
Win13-2Jonathan BrookinsSubmission (Brabo choke)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale15/12/2012
Loss12-2Chan Sung JungTechnical Submission (Brabo choke)UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier15/05/2012
Win12-1Max HollowaySubmission (triangle armbar)UFC 14304/02/2012
Win11-1Pablo GarzaSubmission (Brabo choke)UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos12/11/2011
Win10-1Jason YoungDecision (unanimous)UFC 13111/06/2011
Win9-1Josh GrispiDecision (unanimous)UFC 12501/01/2011
Win8-1Zach MicklewrightTKO (punches)WEC 5211/11/2010
Loss7-1Derek GauthierDecision (unanimous)WEC 5018/08/2010
Win7-0Derek GauthierKO (punches)Ringside MMA18/06/2010
Win6-0Derrick KrantzSubmission (armbar)USA MMA: Night of Champions 206/03/2010
Win5-0Ronny LisSubmission (armbar)USA MMA: Border War 213/11/2009
Win4-0Daniel WattsKO (punches)Bang FC31/10/2009
Win3-0Joe TorrezTKO (punches)USA MMA 801/08/2009
Win2-0Nate JollySubmission (armbar)Cajun FC26/06/2009
Win1-0Aaron SuarezKO (punches)USA MMA 716/05/2009

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