- Dustin Poirier is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion.
- Poirier is a 12-year UFC veteran.
- Poirier’s next opponent is Justin Gaethje.
Dustin Poirier is fresh off his bounce-back win from Michael Chandler in November 2022 under the UFC 281 event that went down in Madison Square Garden. It was his 21st victory under the Las Vegas-based promotion, which maintained his status as a fan-favorite fighter and the reason why he is a household name in the UFC odds and MMA betting.
Additionally, “The Diamond” was a former interim lightweight champion who competed in two title fights but unfortunately lost both to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira.
His well-rounded fighting style of boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are vital in producing incredible performances and highlight-reel victories. Alongside his elite and world-class skills is a crowd-friendly personality, solidifying his place as one of the famous UFC fighters today.
When will the two-time title challenger step back inside the Octagon? And who is going to be his opponent?
When is Dustin Poirier’s Next Fight?
Dustin Poirier’s next opponent will be No. 3-ranked contender Justin Gaethje in a rematch for the BMF title. Poirier and Gaethje will headline the UFC 291 card, which goes down inside Delta Center in Salt Lake City.
RUNNING IT BACK!!@DustinPoirier vs @Justin_Gaethje 2 official to headline #UFC291! pic.twitter.com/7qPOcMncG3
— UFC (@ufc) May 16, 2023
“The Diamond” previously defeated “The Highlight” in their first meeting in April 2018 via a fourth-round TKO finish. Poirier wants to reassert his mastery over Gaethje with another spectacular victory.
Dustin Poirier MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 29-7
- Wins by TKO/KO: 15
- Wins by submission: 6
- Wins by decision: 8
- Striking accuracy: 51%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 5.51
- Significant strikes absorbed: 4.25
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.39
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 1.24
- Takedown accuracy: 37%
- Significant strikes defense: 54%
- Takedown defense: 64%
- Knockdown average: 0.64
- Average fight time: 10:06
Dustin Poirier Notable Wins
Dustin Poirier has defeated some of the big names in the UFC, and his list of wins includes Max Holloway (twice), Diego Brandao, Joe Duffy, Bobby Green, Jim Miller, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Dan Hooker, Conor McGregor (twice) and Michael Chandler.
Dustin Poirier UFC Earnings
Dustin Poirier’s all-time UFC earnings throughout his over two-decade run with the promotion is estimated to be around $12.3 million. This total earnings by the “Diamond” include his base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and Pay-Per-View shares. His biggest single fight pay was when he fought Conor McGregor in their third match in July 2021 and headlined UFC 264. Poirier bagged a whopping $5.1 million in that fight.
Dustin Poirier Team and Corner
Dustin Poirier fights out of the American Top Team and is widely regarded for housing some of the best fighters in MMA. He’s guided by coaches Matt Brown, Thiago Alves, Conan Silveira and Steve Mocco, who are also in his corner during fights. The “Diamond” is also a teammate to other ATT UFC fighters, namely Jorge Masvidal, Pedro Munhoz, Edson Barbosa, Mosvar Evloev, Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan.
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