Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in New York City, New York, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier will take on Michael “Iron” Chandler in the Lightweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 281 card.

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

The 33-year-old, Dustin Poirier is coming in with a 28-7-0 (1 NC) record. Poirier will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Charles Oliveira at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier in December.

Chandler, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Tony Ferguson on December 11, 2021 at UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje and holds a 23-7-0 record.

Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
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Age
36
5′ 9″
Height
5′ 8″
155 lbs.
Weight
155 lbs.
72″
Reach
71″
28-7-0 (1 NC)
Record
23-7-0
Southpaw
Stance
Orthodox

Dustin Poirier has an southpaw fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 36-year-old, Michael Chandler is an orthodox fighter with a 71″ 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 5.61 significant strikes per minute.
→ Poirier’s takedown accuracy is 36%.
→ Poirier’s takedown average is 1.44 per 15 minutes.
→ Poirier’s takedown defense is 64%.

Poirier comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.61 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Chandler fires at 46% accuracy, landing about 5.17 significant strikes per minute. Dustin Poirier also has a 36% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.44 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Chandler’s 1.83 takedowns and 71% takedown accuracy.

Michael Chandler:
→ Chandler’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Chandler lands 5.17 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chandler’s takedown accuracy is 36%.
→ Chandler’s takedown average is 1.83 per 15 minutes.
→ Chandler’s takedown defense is 71%.

Michael spent on average 7:16 minutes in the Octagon and Dustin has an average fight time of 10:02 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 281 is live in , who do you think will win, Dustin or Michael? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date
November 12, 2022
Location
New York City, New York, USA
Matchup
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler

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