When Is Dustin Poirier’s Next Fight?

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Dustin Poirier is declared the winner after Conor McGregor was injured during a UFC 264 lightweight mixed martial arts bout.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jan 09, 2024, 1:43 AM
  • Dustin Poirier is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion who won the belt against Max Holloway in April 2019.
  • Poirier is a two-time UFC lightweight title challenger but failed to capture the championship after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira beat him.
  • Poirier's next opponent is No. 12-ranked contender Benoit Saint-Denis in the co-main event of UFC 299 on March 9.

Dustin Poirier absorbed his eighth MMA career defeat at the hands of Justin Gaethje in their rematch that headlined UFC 291. The loss also missed the opportunity for Poirier to win the “BMF” title previously held by his American Top Team teammate Jorge Masvidal. Despite this latest setback, “The Diamond” remains to be a household name in online sports betting via the UFC odds.

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?

Poirier’s next opponent is No. 12-ranked contender Benoit Saint-Denis, as they will be co-headlining the UFC 299 card on March 9 inside the Kaseya Center in Miami.

The news was announced by UFC president Dana White on his Twitter account, alongside the announcement of the Charles Oliveira-Arman Tsarukyan fight on UFC 300.

Dustin Poirier MMA Record and Statistics

  • MMA record: 29-8
  • 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

Poirier’s all-time UFC earnings throughout his over two-decade run with the promotion is estimated to be around $13.7 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. His latest payout was estimated to be worth $1,470,000 against Gaethje in the main event of UFC 291.

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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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.