Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor – Fight, Stats, Highlights

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.

Strikes Thrown
53 of 98 (54%)
Significant Strikes
52 of 92 (57%)
Head Strikes
30
Body Strikes
0
Leg Strikes
18
Takedowns
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.

Strikes Thrown
48 of 91 (53%)
Significant Strikes
29 of 66 (44%)
Head Strikes
23
Body Strikes
0
Leg Strikes
2
Takedowns
0 of 1

Dustin Poirier won by KO/TKO. The fight ended in round 2 at 2:32.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 257
Date
January 23, 2021
Fight
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
Winner
Dustin Poirier
Method
KO/TKO
Fight End
Round 2 at 2:32
Total Strikes Thrown
189
Significant Strikes Thrown
158
Total Takedowns Attempted
2

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.

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