The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dustin Poirier entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-5-0 (77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 lightweight in the world. He was defeated by Michael Johnson in 2016 (Poirier vs Johnson) but then he beat Jim Miller (Miller vs Poirier) and Anthony Pettis in 2017 (Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis); between these two bouts he faced also current #1 Lw Eddie Alvarez but the bout ended in a no-contest since Alvarez landed illegal knees (Alvarez vs Poirier).
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has a record of 18-1-0 (89% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.8 in the same weight class but he comes off his first loss, suffered against Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje); before this bout, in 2017, he had won over Michael Johnson (Mma Fight of the year 2017 candidate, Johnson vs Gaethje). Poirier vs Gaethje is the main event of UFC on Fox 29. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 29: Poirier vs Gaethje
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC on Fox 29 fight card (main fights):
Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje
Carlos Condit vs Alex Oliveira
Israel Adesanya vs Marvin Vettori
Tim Boetsch vs Antonio Carlos Jr
John Moraga vs Wilson Reis
Brad Tavares vs Krzysztof Jotko
Poirier’s previous fight: Dustin Poirier vs Anthony Pettis
Gaethje’s previous fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje
Poirier’s next fight: Eddie Alvarez vs Dustin Poirier 2
Gaethje’s next fight: Justin Gaethje vs James Vick
Poirier vs Gaethje Fight Video:
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