Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier will take on Conor “The Notorious” McGregor in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 257 card.

In this post, we will break down Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Dustin Poirier is coming in with a 26-6-0 (1 NC) record. Poirier will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Hooker in June.

McGregor, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Donald Cerrone on June 27, 2020 at UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy and holds a 22-4-0 record.

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
32
Age
32
5′ 9″
Height
5′ 9″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
72″
Reach
74″
26-6-0 (1 NC)
Record
22-4-0
Southpaw
Stance
Southpaw

Dustin Poirier has an southpaw fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 32-year-old, Conor McGregor is an southpaw fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Dustin Poirier:
→ Poirier’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Poirier lands 5.57 significant strikes per minute.
→ Poirier’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Poirier’s takedown average is 1.46 per 15 minutes.
→ Poirier’s takedown defense is 60%.

Poirier comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.57 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, McGregor fires at 49% accuracy, landing about 5.43 significant strikes per minute. Dustin Poirier also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.46 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to McGregor’s 0.75 takedowns and 70% takedown accuracy.

Conor McGregor:
→ McGregor’s striking accuracy is 49%.
→ McGregor lands 5.43 significant strikes per minute.
→ McGregor’s takedown accuracy is 62%.
→ McGregor’s takedown average is 0.75 per 15 minutes.
→ McGregor’s takedown defense is 70%.

Conor spent on average 8:20 minutes in the Octagon and Dustin has an average fight time of 10:17 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 257 is live in , who do you think will win, Dustin or Conor? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
Date
January 23, 2021
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

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