Fighters Respond to Dustin Poirier’s UFC 299 Knockout of Benoit Saint Denis, Ending Guillys DP Era

Dustin Poirier defeated Benoit Saint Denis in less than two rounds at UFC 299, knocking him out with a right hook and reaffirming his position among the world’s best 155-pound fighters.

Dustin Poirier’s star continues to rise in the MMA world. His latest conquest? Benoit Saint Denis at UFC 299, sending him tumbling down the lightweight rankings.

The first round was a tough one for Poirier. But he bounced back, showing off his signature counter-punching skills. A right hook sent Saint Denis, the French contender, sprawling to the canvas. This set the stage for a knockout at the 2:32 mark of the second round.

The fight was slated to go five rounds. But Poirier didn’t need that long. In less than two rounds, he reaffirmed his position among the world’s best 155-pound fighters.

What did other fighters have to say about this UFC 299 main card fight? Let’s take a gander.

Makhachev Islam (@MAKHACHEVMMA) tweeted, “Very impressive Dustin.”

Paulo Costa (Borrachinha) (@BorrachinhaMMA) chimed in with, “The diamond still brightening.”

Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) added his two cents, “Dustin Poirier weathered the storm then cooked that boy. Sheessssh #UFC299.”

Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) was all cheers, “Let’s go Dustin!!! Hell yea!!! Good ol faithful left cross! Right hook to close it over a tough MF! #UFC299.”

Brunson again tweeted, “Didn’t know a lot about Benoit Saint-Denis, I looked up his record. He went from fighting contender show guys to Dustin is crazy! #UFC299.”

Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) had a prediction, “He ain’t retiring anytime soon.”


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