Completed Bout

Dustin Poirier vs. Pablo Garza

Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

Dustin Poirier defeats Pablo Garza via Submission at 1:32 of Round 2

mmaweekly.com Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
mmaweekly.com Pablo "The Scarecrow" Garza

Poirier
Submission
Round 2

Dustin Poirier Pablo Garza

"The Diamond" "The Scarecrow"

10-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-1-0
-225 | Moderate Favorite   Betting Odds   +185 | Slight Underdog
United States   Nationality   United States
Coconut Creek, Florida   Fighting out of   Fargo, North Dakota
American Top Team   Gym   Academy of Combat Arts
22   Age at Fight   28
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
UFC on FOX 1
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Saturday 11.12.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Larry Landless
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Weight: Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Poirier Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Garza Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000

Poirier vs. Garza Wiki Update Wiki

The eighth bout of UFC on FOX 1 featured Dustin Poirier taking on Pablo Garza in the featherweight division.


The fighters began the first minute cautiously with Poirier delivering most of the offense, much of it blocked by Garza. Poirier caught a kick from Garza, tripped him to the mat, and delivered a nice combination as Garza got back to his feet. Garza was again swept to the ground. In a wild scramble the fighters flipped over each other and Garza nearly locked on a leglock. Garza landed a pair of low kicks and Poirier pressed forward with Garza giving up a takedown easily. Poirier worked from half-guard and delivered some solid ground and pound, getting pulled back into a closed guard as the round expired.


Garza tripped to the ground early in the second but was back up quickly. Garza shot for a single leg, Poirier sprawled out, and ended up on top in half-guard. Poirier threw down some strikes and then in an instant saw an opening for a D'Arce choke and finished the fight quickly. Garza had no choice but to tap from the impressively-timed submission.


The official end came at 1:32 of the second round due to submission for the winner, Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Poirier commented, "I feel amazing, I didn't cut any corners in training camp... I'm sorry guys it was a bit slow, but if you saw his last two fights he's a dangerous guy... that choke is really hard to finish from half-guard... I train jiu-jitsu six days a week, I'm a purple belt, and it's Tim Credeur helping me."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:29 PM ET
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Poirier vs. Garza Fight Predictions

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Thank you everyone you guys are awesome!
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At the airport ready to go back to ND. Win some, lose some, I'll be back better and stronger before you know it!
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Thanks for all the support from my family, trainers and fans. Sorry for the lose but I promise to come back faster and stronger then ever!
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6:30am up and ready to head out. But this is too early for me! I'm more of a 8 am guy...
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Leaving for Anaheim tomorrow morning. @UFConFOX and California HERE I COME! #ready
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Morning workout done! #woo
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On my way to morning practice. Fight day is almost here!!! #FOTN
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Hey everybody, welcome Mrs. Scarecrow to Twitter, she just joined! @VictoriaSHGarza
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@ForrestGriffin people buy them?
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“@jdalexandertx: @EpicMealTime +@DustinPoirier =next level collabo vid! Hell, come to Lafayette and join in post-fight food/liqour binge"
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