‘The Diamond’ Dustin Poirier is one of the most skilled fighters on the UFC roster. He has been a part of the promotion for over a decade and throughout his career, he won many ferocious battles. Today to honor his legacy, we’ll have a look at the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier’s UFC career.
Poirier made his UFC debut on UFC 125 against Josh Grispi and won the fight by the unanimous decision of the judges. Throughout his career, ‘The Diamond‘ holds 27 wins in his professional MMA career, out of which 13 came via knockouts, 7 by submission, and 7 by decision.
Throughout the years, this ferocious finisher has produced many of the spectacular moments in UFC history and he is also a one-time UFC Lightweight interim champion. Now, let’s have a look at the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
Here goes the list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier
5. Dustin Poirier vs Eddie Alvarez 2 (UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs Poirier 2)
Poirier and Eddie Alvarez faced each other for the first time at UFC 211, this fight happened just after Alvarez lost the UFC Lightweight title to Conor McGregor. This was one of the important fights in the Lightweight division and both of them fought real hard.
But in the second round of the fight, Alvarez landed an illegal knee and this fight ended as No contest. The duo faced each other on UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs Poirier 2. Alvarez stepped into this fight with a KO win against Justin Gaethje.
Poirier stepped into this fight with wins against Anthony Pettis and Justin Gaethje. Poirier turned the tide in his favor against the former champion and knocked out Eddie Alvarez with punches in the second round of the fight. This TKO win of Poirier landed on the fifth number of our list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
4. Dustin Poirier vs Dan Hooker (UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs Hooker)
‘The Diamond’ returned back to action after losing the fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight title at UFC 242 to face one of the most elite strikers in the UFC Lightweight division, Dan Hooker.
Poirier and Hooker faced each other for the five-round main event in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2020. They tore each other apart for five rounds and this fight turned out to be one of the greatest fights in UFC history.
Poirier and Dan Hooker produced a fight to remember for the fight fans around the world and in the end, Poirier won this fight by unanimous decision of the judges. This UD win of ‘The Diamond’ is on number 4 in our list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
3. Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje (UFC on Fox: Poirier vs Gaethje)
Poirier faced one of the hardest hitters of the UFC Lightweight division, Justin Gaethje on UFC on Fox: Poirier vs Gaethje at Glendale, Arizona in April 2018. Gaethje stepped into this fight with a loss against Alvarez and Poirier with a win against Pettis.
Poirier was the betting favorite entering into this fight and he lives up completely to the expectation of the fans. Gaethje was deducted one point in round 3 due to repeated eye pokes but nothing of this mattered in the fourth round.
Poirier knocked out Justin Gaethje with punches in just 33 seconds of the fourth round and added one more name to his record of victories. This TKO win of ‘The Diamond’ landed on number 3 in our list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
2. Dustin Poirier vs Max Holloway 2 (UFC 236)
Poirier faced Max Holloway at the main event of UFC 236 to fight for the interim UFC Lightweight championship. The duo faced each other for the first time at UFC 143 where Poirier defeated Holloway via first-round submission.
This time Holloway moved from Featherweight to Lightweight to fight for the interim title against Poirier. Poirier and Max Holloway fought against each other for five rounds in a hard-fought battle.
In the end ‘The Diamond’ won the fight by unanimous decision of the judges and with this win, he won the interim UFC Lightweight title. This win of Poirier is ranked number 2 in our list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
1. Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 2 (UFC 257)
‘The Diamond’ Poirier stepped into one of the biggest fights of his career to face ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 257 in a rematch for the ages. In their first faceoff at UFC 178, McGregor knocked out Poirier in the very first round of the fight.
They first faced each other at Featherweight, this time the fight took place at Lightweight. The world was watching this fight and ‘The Diamond’ shined brightest on the biggest stage of all. Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of the fight.
This was the first TKO loss of McGregor’s entire MMA career and it turned out to be the biggest win of Dustin Poirier’s career. That’s why it is number 1 in our list of the top 5 biggest wins of Dustin Poirier.
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