Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor faced each other in the lightweight bout at UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, which took place on Saturday, January 23, 2021, inside the Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, AE in 2000. There were 11 fights on the card. You can view UFC 257 results and fight bonuses. UFC 257 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.
In the five-round main event, Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor in round 2 by KO/TKO. Here is what happened in the fight —
Both fighters fired over 189 strikes combined in this fight, 158 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 2 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.
Dustin Poirier full fight stats
Dustin Poirier landed 54% of all his strikes. There were 30 of 69 significant strikes to the head, 0 of 1 body shots, and 18 of 21 leg kicks. Dustin Poirier attempted 1 takedowns and landed 1. Here are all the strikes Dustin Poirier threw and landed against Conor McGregor.
|53 of 98 (54%)|
|52 of 92 (57%)|
|1 of 1|
The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.
Let’s take a look at how Conor McGregor did against Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor full fight stats
Conor McGregor was firing at a 53% accuracy, throwing 91 strikes and landing 48. There were 29 significant strikes, 23 of 60 landing to the head, 4 of 4 shots to the body and 2 of 2 leg kicks. Conor McGregor went for 1 takedowns and landed 0.
|48 of 91 (53%)|
|29 of 66 (44%)|
|0 of 1|
Dustin Poirier won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 2:32.
Results & Fight Totals
|January 23, 2021|
|Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor|
|Round 2 at 2:32|
Total Strikes Thrown
Significant Strikes Thrown
Total Takedowns Attempted
Did you know:Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.