Dustin Poirier has been delivering non-stop action inside of a cage since beginning his professional mixed martial arts career more than a decade ago in Shreveport, Louisiana in May 2009. One year later, Poirier joined the WEC and he has never looked back.
Under the ZUFFA banner (WEC and UFC), Poirier has had a remarkable 24 fights — with half of those wins coming by KO or submission (9 (T)KOs and 3 submissions).
Poirier has earned four consecutive $50,000 performance bonuses — three bonuses for Fight of the Night and one for Performance of the Night — on his latest run which included a dismantling of featherweight champion Max Holloway to earn the interim UFC lightweight championship. Now, Poirier is hoping to unify 155-pound gold.
In order to celebrate Poirier’s impressive run in the UFC, they compiled a list of some of his most thrilling and exciting finishes for the promotion.
Here are the top five finishes of Dustin Poirier’s UFC and WEC career.
Dustin Poirier’s Top 5 UFC & WEC Finishes
Watch the top knockouts and submissions from Dustin Poirier’s professional MMA career. Poirier faces lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification bout on Saturday, September 7 live on Pay-Per-View.
Up next for Poirier is a title unification bout against current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday, September 7 in Abu Dhabi. Poirier enters the bout on a four-fight winning stream. UFC 242 kicks off on pay-per-view at a special time with the main card beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. The main card will open with a bout between Diego Ferreira and Mairbek Taisumov. Because of college football, the preliminary card — which usually airs on ESPN — will take place on FX with the featured bout coming in the women’s strawweight division when Joanne Calderwood takes on Andrea “KGB” Lee. The prelims begin at 10:15 a.m. ET on ESPN+ before the FX portion of the card starts at 12:00 p.m. ET.