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Dustin Poirier
Poirier in 2021
BornDustin Glenn Poirier[1]
(1989-01-19) January 19, 1989 (age 35)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
NicknameThe Diamond
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2009–2010, 2015–present)
Featherweight (2011–2014)
Reach72 in (183 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofCoconut Creek, Florida, U.S.
TeamGladiators Academy (until 2012)[3]
American Top Team (2012–present)[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4] under Tim Credeur[5]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout15
By submission8
By decision7
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Jolie LeBlanc
(m. 2009)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Dustin Glenn Poirier (born January 19, 1989) is an American professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion. Poirier also challenged three times for the UFC Lightweight Championship and once for the BMF title. As of April 16, 2024, he is #4 in the UFC lightweight rankings.[7]

Early life and education


Poirier was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is of Cajun heritage.[8] He attended Northside High School for a short time, but he dropped out in the ninth grade because of repeatedly getting into trouble and street fights.[9]

Mixed martial arts career


Early career


Poirier turned professional in 2009, quickly compiled a record of 7–0, competing mostly in regional promotions across his native Louisiana and the Southern United States. Glimpses of Poirier's early MMA career in Louisiana are depicted in the documentary Fightville.[10]

World Extreme Cagefighting


Poirier lost a unanimous decision to Danny Castillo in his WEC debut on August 18, 2010, at WEC 50.[11][12]

Poirier defeated Zach Micklewright via first-round TKO on November 11, 2010, at WEC 52.[13][14]

Ultimate Fighting Championship




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.[15]

After the UFC/WEC merger, newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo was set to make his first defense 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.[16] Poirier won the fight by unanimous decision.[17]



Poirier was expected to face Rani Yahya on June 11, 2011, at UFC 131.[18] However, Yahya was forced from the bout with an injury, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer, Jason Young.[19] Poirier defeated Young via unanimous decision after three rounds.[20]

Poirier faced Pablo Garza on November 12, 2011, at UFC on Fox 1.[21] Poirier defeated Garza via second round D'arce choke.[22]



Poirier was expected to face Erik Koch on February 4, 2012, at UFC 143.[23] However, Koch pulled out of the bout, citing an injury, and he was replaced by Ricardo Lamas.[24] Then, just two weeks later, Lamas had to withdraw from the fight with an injury, leaving Poirier again without an opponent.[25] A week later, Max Holloway agreed to step in to fight Poirier.[26] Poirier defeated Holloway in the first round, with a triangle-armbar from the mount position, earning a Submission of the Night bonus.[27]

Poirier faced Chan Sung Jung on May 15, 2012, in the main event at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.[28] This was the first time Poirier has been put on the main event. Jung defeated Poirier via submission (D'arce Choke) in the fourth round.[29] The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[30] The bout was honored as Fight of the Year by several publications at the conclusion of 2012.[31]

Poirier defeated Jonathan Brookins on December 15, 2012, at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale via D'arce Choke.[32][33]



Poirier quickly returned to action, taking his second fight within 63 days as he stepped in as a replacement for an injured Dennis Siver.[34] Poirier faced Cub Swanson in the co-main event on February 16, 2013, at UFC on Fuel TV: Barão vs. McDonald. During the fight, both fighters landed punches which appeared to hurt the other. Poirier scored leg kicks and double leg takedowns. Swanson retaliated with head kicks and submission attempts.[35] Poirier lost the fight via unanimous decision (29-28, 30–27, 30–27).

Poirier faced Erik Koch on August 31, 2013, at UFC 164.[36] Poirier hurt Koch with punches throughout the fight, knocking him down with a punch near the end of round 1 and nearly finishing the fight. He won the bout by unanimous decision.[37] After the win, Poirier wanted a rematch with Cub Swanson. He told reporter Ariel Helwani that Swanson must "be a man".

Poirier faced Diego Brandão on December 28, 2013, at UFC 168.[38] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[39]



Poirier faced Akira Corassani at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16, 2014.[40] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[41] The win also earned Poirier his second Fight of the Night bonus award.[42]

Poirier faced Conor McGregor on September 27, 2014, at UFC 178.[43] He lost the fight by TKO in the first round. This was the first time Poirier was stopped by strikes. After the match, Poirier said: "I always saw it as a plus but the Conor McGregor fight was the turning point. I remember I was backstage getting ready to walk out and I saw him and he threw this smile and pointed at me. I don't know why but it really got to me, man. It really messed with my head."[44]

After the loss, Poirier transferred up a weight class to the Lightweight division. Poirier said that it was because weight cuts were distracting him from training. He also claimed that he would never go back to featherweight nor move up to welterweight. "This is the division (lightweight) I'm going to win the belt at," said Poirier in an interview.[45][46]



Poirier faced Carlos Diego Ferreira in a lightweight bout on April 4, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 63.[47] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[48] The win also earned Poirier his first Performance of the Night bonus award and a disclosed pay of $118,000, the highest disclosed pay received by Poirier at the time.[49]

Poirier faced Yancy Medeiros on June 6, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 68.[50] He won the fight via TKO in the first round, after dropping Medeiros twice with punches.[51] The win also earned Poirier his second Performance of the Night bonus award.[52]



Poirier was expected to face Joseph Duffy on October 24, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 76.[53] However, Duffy pulled out of the fight on October 21, three days prior to the event, after sustaining a concussion during a sparring session.[54] In turn, the pairing was rescheduled and took place on January 2, 2016, at UFC 195.[55] Poirier won the fight by unanimous decision.[56] After the bout, Poirier was hospitalized for a broken nose. He had a lay off for six weeks due to the injury.[57]

Poirier next faced Bobby Green on June 4, 2016, at UFC 199.[58] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[59] Poirier received a disclosed pay of $110,000, the second highest disclosed pay received by Poirier in his career at that point.[60]

Poirier faced Michael Johnson in his second main-event bout on September 17, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 94.[61] Poirier lost the fight via first-round knockout.[62]



Poirier challenged Jim Miller on February 11, 2017, at UFC 208.[63] Poirier punched Miller against the fence, which appeared to hurt Miller. In return, Miller repeatedly kicked Poirier's legs. Later on, Miller swept Poirier onto the mat and failed a kimura attempt. Poirier won the back-and-forth fight via majority decision.[64] The win also earned Poirier $50,000 and his third Fight of the Night bonus award.[65] Due to injuries sustained during the fight, Poirier was suspended indefinitely.[66]

After the suspension, Poirier fought Eddie Alvarez on May 13, 2017, at UFC 211.[67] Poirier rocked Alvarez in the second round but was subsequently dropped when Alvarez landed two illegal kne strikes while Poirier was against the fence. With the Texas commission not operating under the new unified rules, referee Herb Dean declared the fight a no contest, as he did not believe Alvarez knew Poirier was a grounded opponent at the time.

Poirier faced Anthony Pettis on November 11, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 120.[68] He won the fight via TKO after Pettis tapped out due to a broken rib when Poirier applied a body triangle in the third round.[69] This fight also won him the Fight of the Night bonus award.[70]



After the Pettis fight, Poirier signed a new contract with UFC although he had three fights remaining in his previous contract.[71] Poirier faced Justin Gaethje on April 14, 2018, at UFC on Fox 29. He won the fight via TKO in the fourth round.[72] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night bonus award.[73]

Poirier faced Eddie Alvarez in a rematch on July 28, 2018, in the main event at UFC on Fox 30.[74][75][76] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.[77] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[78]

On August 3, 2018, it was announced that Poirier had agreed to fight Nate Diaz on November 3, 2018, in Madison Square Garden. The bout was expected to be the co-headliner of UFC 230.[79] However, on October 10, 2018, it was announced that Poirier pulled out due to a hip injury and as a result the bout was cancelled.[80][81]



As a result of the Khabib Nurmagomedov incident at UFC 229, the then lightweight champion Nurmagomedov was unable to defend his undisputed title until late 2019 which led to an interim lightweight title fight.[82] For the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship, Poirier faced UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway on April 13, 2019, at UFC 236.[83] He won the back–and–forth fight by unanimous decision to earn the title and also break Holloway's thirteen fight win-streak.[84][85] This fight also earned him the Fight of the Night award, his fourth consecutive performance bonus.[86]

Poirier faced the undefeated and undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 7, 2019, in a title unification bout at UFC 242.[87] He lost the bout via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[88]



Poirier faced Dan Hooker on June 27, 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker.[89] He won the exciting back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision.[90] This fight earned him his seventh Fight of the Night award.[91] The bout was widely considered one of the greatest fights of the year and was a contender for multiple awards.[92]



As the first bout of his new contract, Poirier faced Conor McGregor in a rematch of their 2014 bout at UFC 257 on January 24, 2021.[93][94] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round, becoming the first person to defeat McGregor by knockout in an MMA bout.[95] This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.[96]

Poirier faced McGregor for the third time on July 10, 2021, at UFC 264.[97] Poirier won the fight in round one via technical knockout after the ringside doctor stopped the bout due to McGregor suffering a broken tibia, rendering him unable to continue.[98]

Poirier faced Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight Championship on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[99] He lost the fight via a standing rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[100]



Poirier faced Michael Chandler on November 12, 2022, at UFC 281.[101] He won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[102] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[103]



Poirier faced Justin Gaethje in a rematch of their 2018 bout, for the symbolic "baddest motherfucker" ('BMF') belt on July 29, 2023 at UFC 291.[104] He lost the fight via head kick knockout in round two.[105]



Poirier faced Benoît Saint Denis in a 5 round co-main for UFC 299 on March 9, 2024.[106] He won the bout by knockout in the second round.[107] This fight earned him another Fight of the Night award.[108]

Poirier faced Islam Makhachev for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 302 on June 1, 2024.[109] He lost the bout via a D’Arce choke in the fifth round.[110] This fight earned him another Fight of the Night award and a $50,000 bonus.[111][112]



Poirier used to train at Gladiators Academy under retired MMA fighter Tim Credeur.[113] After his loss to Chan Sung Jung, Poirier moved to American Top Team.[114][88]

Fighting style


Poirier holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Tim Credeur, but mostly finishes his opponents through his proficiency in the striking arts since the early days of his career in the UFC. His boxing skills are lauded, and he has showcased them in significant victories over elite-level strikers such as Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, Dan Hooker, Max Holloway, and Conor McGregor.[115] He is noted for his shifting punching style and extensive use of the shoulder roll.[116]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Mosley arm wrestles with Poirier aboard USS George Washington.

Poirier auctioned his UFC 211 kit on eBay to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank. The highest bidder paid $5,100 for Poirier's shirt, gloves, cap, hand wraps and shorts.[117][118][119] In April 2018, Poirier and his wife founded the Good Fight Foundation. Poirier proceeded to auction his UFC Fight Night 120 and UFC on Fox 29 fight kits as well. The money raised went to the family of a deceased Lafayette police officer and the Acadiana Outreach Center, respectively.[120][121] Poirier also auctioned his UFC on FOX fight kit and used the money raised to buy 500 backpacks for school children in his hometown of Lafayette.[122]

After his bout with Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, the two swapped shirts after the fight. In his post-fight interview, Nurmagomedov said that he would be selling the shirt Poirier gave him and donating the proceeds to Poirier's charity.[123] Likewise, Poirier announced that he would be auctioning off his UFC 242 fighting equipment to raise funds for the foundation.[124] After the event, Poirier auctioned his fight kit with Nurmagomedov's walkout shirt for $60,200.[125] Simultaneously, Nurmagomedov sold Poirier's walkout shirt for $100,000 which was matched by Dana White for a combined total of a $200,000 donation to Poirier's foundation. According to Poirier, his foundation is working with Justin Wren's Fight for the Forgotten to help provide clean drinking water to the Echuya Batwa people in Uganda.[126][127]

Poirier was set to face Garry Tonon in a grappling match at SubStars event on February 21, 2020, from which Poirier was supposed to be donating his ticket and PPV sales and part of his purse to his foundation.[128] However, Tonon suffered an injury a week before the match and the bout was canceled.[129]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Poirier's foundation donated 1,000 meals to the employees of three major hospitals in his native Lafayette area.[130]

On June 26, 2020, Poirier was awarded the Forrest Griffin Community Award by UFC for his charity work.[131]

In recognition of Poirier's charitable contributions, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory declared March 15, 2021 Dustin Poirier Day in Lafayette, Louisiana and awarded Poirier a key to the city.[132]

While still in the octagon immediately after his loss to Charles Oliveira, Poirier pledged twenty-thousand dollars ($20,000) to a charity of Oliveira's choosing in Oliveira's native Brazil, with the money eventually going to the Charles Oliveira Institute, which teaches martial arts for free to kids in Guaruja, Brazil.[133]

After UFC 257, McGregor was scheduled to donate $500,000 to the Good Fight Foundation as he had pledged before their scheduled bout.[134] In April 2021, Dustin Poirier stated the donation had not been made. The dispute has been a source of controversy in sports media.[135]

In July 2023, Poirier spent a day with a 17-year-old boy and cancer patient while training for UFC 291 as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[136]

Business ventures


Poirier's Louisiana Style Hot Sauce


On December 8, 2020, Poirier announced on Twitter[137] the release of his brand new Cajun hot sauce brand 'Poirier's Louisiana Style' in collaboration with a Canadian company, Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co.[138]In July 2021 a special 'Heatonist K.O.' edition was also released.[139]

Rare Stash


On January 5, 2022, Poirier announced via Twitter[140] the release of his bourbon 'Rare Stash'. [141]

Personal life


Poirier still spends most of his time in Lafayette with his wife and their daughter, but trains at American Top Team in South Florida, where he relocates before fights.[142] The couple had their first child in 2016.[143][144][145]

Poirier got his first tattoo at the age of 14.[146] Currently, his chest and arms are covered in tattoos, including one on his chest that reads 武士道 (bushidō), which means "the way of warriors" in Japanese.[147]




Year Title Role Notes
2011 Fightville Himself Main character

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2014 EA Sports UFC Himself Playable character
2016 EA Sports UFC 2 Himself Playable character
2018 EA Sports UFC 3 Himself Playable character
2020 EA Sports UFC 4 Himself Playable character
2023 EA Sports UFC 5 Himself Playable character

Championships and accomplishments


Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
40 matches 30 wins 9 losses
By knockout 15 3
By submission 8 4
By decision 7 2
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 30–9 (1) Islam Makhachev Submission (brabo choke) UFC 302 June 1, 2024 5 2:42 Newark, New Jersey, United States For the UFC Lightweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 30–8 (1) Benoît Saint Denis KO (punches) UFC 299 March 9, 2024 2 2:32 Miami, Florida, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 29–8 (1) Justin Gaethje KO (head kick) UFC 291 July 29, 2023 2 1:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States For the symbolic "BMF" title.
Win 29–7 (1) Michael Chandler Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 281 November 12, 2022 3 2:00 New York City, New York, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 28–7 (1) Charles Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 269 December 11, 2021 3 1:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 28–6 (1) Conor McGregor TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 264 July 10, 2021 1 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–6 (1) Conor McGregor TKO (punches) UFC 257 January 24, 2021 2 2:32 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Performance of the Night.
Win 26–6 (1) Dan Hooker Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker June 27, 2020 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 25–6 (1) Khabib Nurmagomedov Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 242 September 7, 2019 3 2:06 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates For the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Win 25–5 (1) Max Holloway Decision (unanimous) UFC 236 April 13, 2019 5 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Won the interim UFC Lightweight Championship. Fight of the Night.
Win 24–5 (1) Eddie Alvarez TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 2 4:05 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Performance of the Night.
Win 23–5 (1) Justin Gaethje TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 4 0:33 Glendale, Arizona, United States Fight of the Night. Gaethje was deducted one point in round 3 due to repeated eye pokes.
Win 22–5 (1) Anthony Pettis Submission (body triangle) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis November 11, 2017 3 2:08 Norfolk, Virginia, United States Fight of the Night.
NC 21–5 (1) Eddie Alvarez NC (illegal knee) UFC 211 May 13, 2017 2 4:12 Dallas, Texas, United States Alvarez landed illegal knees to Poirier's head, who was a downed opponent.
Win 21–5 Jim Miller Decision (majority) UFC 208 February 11, 2017 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 20–5 Michael Johnson KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Johnson September 17, 2016 1 1:35 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 20–4 Bobby Green KO (punches) UFC 199 June 4, 2016 1 2:53 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 19–4 Joseph Duffy Decision (unanimous) UFC 195 January 2, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–4 Yancy Medeiros TKO (body kick and punches) UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson June 6, 2015 1 2:38 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Catchweight (159 lb) bout; Medeiros missed weight. Performance of the Night.
Win 17–4 Carlos Diego Ferreira KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas April 4, 2015 1 3:45 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Return to Lightweight. Performance of the Night.
Loss 16–4 Conor McGregor TKO (punches) UFC 178 September 27, 2014 1 1:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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 Brandão KO (punches) UFC 168 December 28, 2013 1 4:54 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (151.5 lb) bout; Brandão 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: Barão vs. McDonald February 16, 2013 3 5:00 London, England
Win 13–2 Jonathan Brookins Submission (brabo choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale December 15, 2012 1 4:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 12–2 Jung Chan-sung Technical Submission (brabo choke) UFC on Fuel TV: The Korean Zombie vs. Poirier May 15, 2012 4 1:07 Fairfax, Virginia, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 12–1 Max Holloway Submission (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 (brabo 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 (punches) Ringside MMA 7: No Escape June 18, 2010 1 0:57 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 6–0 Derrick Krantz Submission (armbar) USA MMA 11: Night of Champions 2 March 6, 2010 2 3:35 Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Win 5–0 Ronny Lis Submission (armbar) USA MMA 10: Border War 2 November 13, 2009 1 0:51 Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–0 Daniel Watts KO (punches) Bang Fighting Championships 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) Cajun Fighting Championships 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


Pay-per-view bouts

No. Event Fight Date Venue City PPV Buys
1. UFC 236 Holloway vs. Poirier 2 April 13, 2019 State Farm Arena Atlanta, Georgia, U.S 100,000[163]
2. UFC 242 Khabib vs. Poirier September 7, 2019 The Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1,000,000 [164]
3. UFC 257 Poirier vs. McGregor 2 January 24, 2021 Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 1,600,000[165]
4. UFC 264 Poirier vs. McGregor 3 July 10, 2021 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, US 1,800,000[166]
5. UFC 269 Oliveira vs. Poirier December 12, 2021 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, US 500,000[167]
6. UFC 291 Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 July 29, 2023 Delta Center Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S Not Disclosed[168]
7. UFC 302 Makhachev vs. Poirier June 1, 2024 Prudential Center Newark, New Jersey, U.S Not Disclosed[169]

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