Dustin Poirier

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Dustin Poirier
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Born Dustin Poirier
(1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 25)
Other names The Diamond
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Lightweight
Featherweight
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Team American Top Team
Rank brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2009-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 16
By knockout 7
By submission 6
By decision 3
Losses 3
By submission 1
By decision 2
Website Official UFC Profile
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: January 28, 2011

Dustin Glenn Poirier[1] (born January 19, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Poirier is one of the subjects of the documentary Fightville by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, which examines the mixed martial arts scene in southern Louisiana.[2] As of January 17, 2014, he is #6 in official UFC featherweight rankings.[3]

Mixed Martial Arts career[edit]

Poirier turned professional in 2009, quickly compiled a record of 7-0, competing mostly in regional promotions across the Southern United States.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Poirier lost a unanimous decision to Danny Castillo in his WEC debut on August 18, 2010 at WEC 50.[4]

Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright via first round TKO on November 11, 2010 at WEC 52.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[6]

After the UFC/WEC merger, newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo was set to make his first defence against No. 1 contender Josh Grispi at UFC 125. Aldo then had to withdraw from the bout due to a back injury on November 23, 2010. Poirier agreed to step in and face Grispi at the event on January 1, 2011.[7] Poirier won the fight by unanimous decision.

Poirier was expected to face Rani Yahya on June 11, 2011 at UFC 131.[8] However, Yahya was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer, Jason Young.[9] Poirier defeated Young via unanimous decision after three rounds.

Poirier faced Pablo Garza on November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox 1.[10] Poirier defeated Garza via second round D'arce choke.

Poirier was expected to face Erik Koch on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[11] However, Koch pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Ricardo Lamas.[12] Then, just two weeks later, Lamas had to withdraw from the fight with an injury, leaving Poirier again without an opponent.[13] A week later, UFC newcomer Max Holloway agreed to step in to fight Poirier. Poirier defeated Holloway in the first round, with a triangle-armbar from the mount position.

Poirier faced Chan Sung Jung on May 15, 2012 in the main event at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[14] Jung defeated Poirier via submission (D'arce Choke) in the fourth round. The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors. The bout was honored as Fight of the Year by several publications at the conclusion of 2012.[15]

Poirier defeated Jonathan Brookins on December 15, 2012 at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale via D'arce Choke.[16]

Poirier quickly returned to action, taking his second fight within 63 days as he stepped in as a replacement for an injured Dennis Siver.[17] He faced Cub Swanson in the co-main event on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald. Poirier lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Poirier faced Erik Koch on August 31, 2013 at UFC 164.[18] Poirier hurt Koch with punches throughout the fight, winning the bout via unanimous decision.

Poirier faced Diego Brandao on December 28, 2013 at UFC 168.[19] He won the fight via KO in the first round.

Poirier faced Akira Corassani at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.[20] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • MMAFighting.com
  • XM/Sirius Fight Club

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–3 Akira Corassani TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale: Bisping vs. Kennedy April 16, 2014 2 0:42 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Fight of the Night
Win 15–3 Diego Brandao KO (punches) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 1 4:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 151.5 lb catchweight bout; Brandao missed weight
Win 14–3 Erik Koch Decision (unanimous) UFC 164 August 31, 2013 3 5:00 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 13–3 Cub Swanson Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald February 16, 2013 3 5:00 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 13–2 Jonathan Brookins Submission (d'arce choke) The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale December 15, 2012 1 4:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–2 Chan Sung Jung Technical Submission (d'arce choke) UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 4 1:07 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Fight of the Night; Fight of the Year (2012)
Win 12–1 Max Holloway Submission (mounted triangle armbar) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 1 3:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Submission of the Night
Win 11–1 Pablo Garza Submission (d'arce choke) UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos November 12, 2011 2 1:32 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 10–1 Jason Young Decision (unanimous) UFC 131 June 11, 2011 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Win 9–1 Josh Grispi Decision (unanimous) UFC 125 January 1, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Featherweight Debut
Win 8–1 Zach Micklewright TKO (punches) WEC 52 November 11, 2010 1 0:53 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 7–1 Danny Castillo Decision (unanimous) WEC 50 August 18, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Derek Gauthier KO (punch) Ringside MMA June 18, 2010 1 0:57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 6–0 Derek Krantz Submission (armbar) USA MMA - Night of Champions 2 March 6, 2010 2 3:35 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–0 Ronny Lis Technical Submission (armbar) USA MMA - Border War 2 November 13, 2009 1 0:51 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–0 Daniel Watts KO (punches) BFC October 31, 2009 1 1:26 Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Win 3–0 Joe Torrez TKO (punches) USA MMA 8 - Natural Disaster 3 August 1, 2009 1 2:37 New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Win 2–0 Nate Jolly Submission (armbar) CFC June 26, 2009 2 3:54 New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
Win 1–0 Aaron Suarez KO (punches) USA MMA 7 - River City Rampage May 16, 2009 1 1:19 Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/2012%20Results%20Web/02-04-12%20MMA.pdf
  2. ^ "Fightville MMA Documentary with UFCs Dustin Poirier Release Date details and video trailer". mmamania.com. March 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  4. ^ "Danny Castillo vs. newcomer Dustin Poirier a late addition to WEC 50 fight card". mmjunkie.com. 2010-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Zack Micklewright vs. Dustin Poirier targeted for WEC 52 in November". MMAjunkie.com. 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dustin Poirier Steps In To Face Josh Grispi at UFC 125". MMAWeekly.com. November 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Dustin Poirier vs. Rani Yahya Targeted For UFC 131". Heavy.com. February 19, 2011. 
  9. ^ "With Yahya Injured, Poirier now meets newcomer Young at UFC 131". MMAJunkie. May 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza Announced as First Bout for Fox Fight Night Nov 12". MMAWeekly.com. August 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier added to February's UFC 143 event". mmajunkie.com. 2011-11-15. 
  12. ^ "Replacement Ricardo Lamas meets Dustin Poirier at UFC 143 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. December 21, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ricardo Lamas Injured, Out of UFC 143 Fight Against Dustin Poirier". HeavyMMA.com. January 4, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung headlines UFC on FX 3 in Virginia". mmajunkie.com. February 10, 2012. 
  15. ^ "2012 Fight of the Year: Chan-Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier". mmafighting.com. December 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Dustin Poirier set to face Jonathan Brookins at TUF 16 Finale". mmafighting.com. October 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dustin Poirier replaces Dennis Siver, meets Cub Swanson at UFC on FUEL TV 7". mmajunkie.com. January 17, 2013. 
  18. ^ Jeff Cain (2013-05-23). "Dustin Poirier vs. Erik Koch Has Been Added to the UFC 164 Fight Card in Milwaukee". mmaweekley.com. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  19. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2013-09-19). "UFC 168 gets Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao". mmafighting.com. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  20. ^ Staff (2014-02-28). "Dustin Poirier meets Akira Corassani at TUF Nations Finale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  21. ^ Meltzer, Dave (January 23, 2013). "The 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Annual Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California). ISSN 1083-9593. 

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