Dustin Poirier Record: ‘The Diamond’ Boasts Incredible 30-8 Record With 15 Knockout Victories

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Everything you need to know about the MMA career of Dustin Poirier. Read on to find out more about Poirier’s professional MMA record, previous fights, his UFC record and how many knockouts he has on his resumé. 

Dustin Poirier Record

Dustin Poirier turned professional back in 2009 with a debut victory against Aaron Suarez in his hometown of Louisiana. Since then, Poirier has had another 38 professional MMA fights, winning all but eight of them.

Poirier’s career has been nothing short of magnificent to date. ‘The Diamond’ has some huge wins in recent time in the UFC over the likes of Conor McGregor on two occasions, Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje and former champions Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez.

There is no question that Dustin Poirier is one of the best fighters on the UFC roster, as well as being one of the most likeable characters in all of MMA. His career up to now has been sensational, and he still has some big nights left before he hangs his gloves up.

As previously mentioned, Dustin Poirier made his professional MMA debut almost 15 years ago now. He was on a USA MMA card where he made the perfect start to his career by winning via first round knockout. Poirier then had eight more fights as a pro MMA fighter before signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Dustin Poirier has fought everyone in the UFC. He has fought every single fighter in and around the lightweight division, ducking nobody as well as always being in a cracking fight. The Louisiana man won his first four UFC fights, including a win over former long-reigning UFC Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway, before losing his first fight in the UFC.

Poirier lost to Jung Chan-Sung in May 2012, but bounced back with a win over Jonathan Brookins in his next fight. He then lost his second UFC bout to Cub Swanson next, before going on a three fight win streak. Then came the first fight of his career against ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

The Irishman put on a masterful display, knocking ‘The Diamond’ out in the very first round. However, in typical Dustin Poirier fashion, he bounced back with another four straight wins before losing to Michael Johnson. Poirier then went on an incredible run after that, including wins over the likes of Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway again and of course Justin Gaethje.

Poirier’s next loss came against the great Khabib Nurmagomedov when challenging for the full UFC Lightweight Title for the very first time. Poirier was submitted in three rounds, before then bouncing back with another three wins on the spin – two of which came against bitter rival Conor McGregor.

Poirier won both fights against McGregor via knockout, despite the trilogy bout being due to McGregor sustaining a broken leg. Poirier then got a second shot at UFC gold in the fight after his trilogy with ‘The Notorious’, as he faced champion Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight Title.

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Just like in his first shot at the UFC world title, Poirier was submitted in the third round, meaning he lost both of his opportunities for UFC gold. However, in typical ‘Diamond’ style, he didn’t let it get to him as he bounced back with another win in his following fight.

Three fights ago, Poirier didn’t need the judges’ as he emphatically stopped Michael Chandler in what was ‘Fight of the Night’ at UFC 281 last November. ‘The Diamond’ looked sensational against Chandler, in what was a tough and gruelling fight.

In his rematch with Justin Gaethje at UFC 291, Poirier suffered the most devastating defeat of his career. ‘The Highlight’ knocked Poirier out in Round 2 with a stunning head kick, knocking the Louisiana man unconscious. However, in true Dustin Poirier style, he was incredibly gracious in defeat, just like he is in victory.

He then once again bounced back at UFC 299, when the underdog with the best offshore sportsbooks against Benoit Saint Denis. Poirier secured an absolutely sensational knockout in Round 2, whilst also claiming yet another ‘Fight Of The Night’ bonus.

That takes us up to now in the career of Dustin Poirier. The list of names he has defeated is simply incredible. Max Holloway twice, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Anthony Pettis and of course Conor McGregor on two occasions are just some of the stellar names Poirier has defeated.

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