Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-07-29, tough fight with some heavy exchanges and a spectacular finish: the mma bout Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2 is one of the best mma fights of the year 2023 and it gets four stars (UFC Performance of the Night).
Gaethje vs Poirier 2 is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 29th, at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City (Utah, USA), in a 5-round lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg) bout; it is the main event of Ufc 291 and it is valid for the symbolic “BMF” title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Dustin Poirier record
The black belt in Bjj and former interim Ufc Lw champ Dustin Poirier entered this fight with a professional mma record of 29-7-0 (76% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.3 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Islam Makhachev).
He lost to Charles Oliveira in 2021 (Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier) but then he came back to win against Michael Chandler in 2022 (4-stars match, Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler).
Among the best fights of Poirier, we suggest three bouts:
- Chan Sung Jung vs Dustin Poirier, five-stars match of 2012
- Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje I, four-stars bout of 2018
- Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2, match ranked in the top 10 Users’ Fights of the year 2019
Justin Gaethje record
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw and former interim Ufc Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has an official record of 24-4-0 (83% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.4 in the lightweight division.
He was also defeated by Charles Oliveira (4-stars match of 2022, Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje) but then he has beat Rafael Fiziev (Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev).
Among the best fights of Gaethje we suggest these:
- Justin Gaethje vs Luis Palomino, 5-stars match of 2015
- Michael Johnson vs Justin Gaethje, 5-stars bout of 2017
- Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje, Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2017
- Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler, mma Fight of the Year 2021
Here is the UFC 291 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN PPV)
Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2
Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira
Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Tony Ferguson vs Bobby Green
Kevin Holland vs Michael Chiesa
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ABC / ESPN / ESPN+)
Trevin Giles vs Gabriel Bonfim
CJ Vergara vs Vinicius Salvador
Roman Kopylov vs Claudio Ribeiro
Jake Matthews vs Darrius Flowers
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Matthew Semelsberger vs Uros Medic
Priscila Cachoeira vs Miranda Maverick
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 291 countdown Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Embedded: Vlog Series
Watch all the episodes of UFC 291 Embedded: Vlog Series (we usually post the playlist with all the videos or, if not possible, every single clip).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC 291 pre-fight press conference, featuring Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier!
Watch the videos of UFC 291: Poirier vs Gaethje 2 weigh-in and faceoffs from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Poirier vs Gaethje 2 fight?
Justin Gaethje defeated Dustin Poirier via KO at 1:00, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 291 post-fight octagon interview of Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje 2.
UFC 291 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC 291 Poirier vs Gaethje 2.
Justin Gaethje def. Dustin Poirier via KO r2
Alex Pereira def. Jan Blachowicz via SD
Derrick Lewis def. Marcos Rogério de Lima via TKO r1
Bobby Green def. Tony Ferguson via SUB r3
Kevin Holland def. Michael Chiesa via SUB r14
Gabriel Bonfim def. Trevin Giles via SUB r1
CJ Vergara def. Vinicius Salvador via UD
Roman Kopylov def. Claudio Ribeiro KO r2
Jake Matthews def. Darrius Flowers via SUB r2
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
Uros Medic def. Matthew Semelsberger via TKO r3
Miranda Maverick def. Priscila Cachoeira via SUB r3
Post-fight press conference
Watch and listen the official UFC 291 post-fight press conference video, headlined by the main event Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel).
UFC 291 Fight of the Night: no bonus awarded
UFC 291 Performance of the Night: Justin Gaethje, Derrick Lewis, Bobby Green, Kevin Holland