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Completed MMA Bout

Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Dustin Poirier defeats Josh Grispi via 3 Round Decision

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
Josh "The Fluke" Grispi

Round 3

Dustin Poirier Josh Grispi

"The Diamond" "The Fluke"

8-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   14-1-0
Climbed to 9-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 14-2
+250 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -310 (Moderate Favorite)
United States   Nationality   United States
Coconut Creek, Florida   Fighting out of   Rockland, Massachusetts
21 years, 11 months, 1 week, 6 days   Age at Fight   22 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Gladiators Academy   Gym   South Shore Sportfighting
UFC 125
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 125: Resolution
  • Date: Saturday 01.01.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Grispi Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
  • Poirier Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000
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Grispi vs. Poirier Wiki Update Wiki

While UFC 125's instant classic Main Event between Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar stole Fight of the Night honors, the surprise result of the night belonged to Dustin Poirier, who entered the cage in relative obscurity to hand highly-touted featherweight contender Josh Grispi a serious beating that opened up lots of eyes. Poirier, who entered the cage a moderate underdog and virtually no Tapology members picked to win the fight, dominated in all phases of the game, particularly in the standup striking, where Poirier clinically stalked Grispi around the cage, hurting him with each punch, kick and knee in the clinch.

Grispi, for his part, showed not only that he could take a punch, but remained game through the first Decision loss of his career (2nd loss overall), firing back when possible and looking to sneak in shots against Poirier once it became clear he was outclassed in technique.

With the former WEC featherweight division now officially folded into the UFC and both men fighting in the Octagon for the first time, the bout took on added importance. It proved a major stepping stone upward for Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier, who made the most of his opportunity.

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

Tapology Community Predictions: 380  

Grispi vs. Poirier Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

This my friends is called poke http://yfrog.com/gzvp6saj
4 days, 20 hours, and 6 minutes
Just finished a tour of pearl harbor ..Wow http://yfrog.com/gyeelbgj
4 days, 19 hours, and 3 minutes
Burger king in Hawaii serves rice with breakfast instead of grits.
4 days, 16 hours, and 20 minutes
All of us on tour inside the USS Bremerton http://yfrog.com/hs97493900j
4 days, 16 hours, and 1 minute
All of us on tour inside the USS Bremerton!
4 days, 16 hours, and 44 seconds
@KJB_MMA thanks bro see you soon!
4 days, 12 hours, and 49 minutes
@KJB_MMA more than that!!
4 days, 12 hours, and 46 minutes
@KJB_MMA I'm here with Nate quarry Tom lawlor and a couple of other guys for the armed forces tour! They have us on a tight schedule
4 days, 12 hours, and 40 minutes
Ok I'm up. It's 5:28am over here in Hawaii. Vegas then Lafayette now Hawaii my body doesn't know what time it is..
4 days, 12 hours, and 29 minutes
On the way to pick up Tom lawlor and the rest of the guys from the airport
4 days, 3 hours, and 10 minutes
I have to get cleared to fight lol , so makin some dr's appt today .But I know I'm fine lol ugh all I can think bout is fightin again! Lol
3 days, 12 hours, and 35 minutes
On my way to front snap kick Honolulu In the chest!!
3 days, 12 hours, and 22 minutes
Getting on my 1st flight
3 days, 10 hours, and 19 minutes
@philbaroni you are a legend! I'm proud to have fought on the same card as you!! Thanks!
3 days, 5 hours, and 20 minutes
Z-ro Is the realest rapper ever..... Word
3 days, 4 hours, and 47 minutes
I can't tell you how to fly a plane if I ain't never been I'm the cockpit you feelin me Man!!!
3 days, 4 hours, and 40 minutes
Hanging with my bro good to catch up on family!!
3 days, 4 hours, and 1 minute
Thank you friends and family I love you so much!
3 days and 49 minutes
Hey tweeps this is called cracklin!! Fried pig skin dirty south style!
2 days, 19 hours, and 22 minutes
At the gym watching my friends crack each others heads for mma sparring!!
2 days, 17 hours, and 22 minutes
Good morning twitter militia and @kurtpellegrino!! I have to pack and get ready to leave again in the morning:( going to japan!
2 days, 14 hours, and 41 minutes
so glad to be back home , still very dissapointed with my performance i dont know what happened lol just didnt... http://fb.me/Q5xFpC0L
2 days, 13 hours, and 21 minutes
@philbaroni Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. -John Wooden
2 days, 1 hour, and 13 minutes
Oh Boi! http://yfrog.com/h0ui8fzj
2 days and 15 minutes
@TimCredeur definitely watching him come back from that first rnd was inspirational!
1 day, 22 hours, and 30 minutes
For those of you who haven't seen my weigh in pic on mmajunkie.. It's a new look I've been working on for a while it's called blue steel!!
1 day, 17 hours, and 57 minutes
On my way back to Lafayette la! Can't wait to be home!!
1 day, 17 hours, and 33 minutes
Thanks twitter militia!! Y'all are my new best friends!!
1 day, 15 hours, and 44 minutes
Business time!! http://yfrog.com/h8cifrnj
1 day, 14 hours, and 58 minutes
@kurtpellegrino good morning mighty twitter ring leader! You really got my street cred up with all these (cont) http://tl.gd/7t9rjl
1 day, 14 hours, and 49 minutes
Ahh New Orleans I love the smell of gun smoke in the mornings!! http://yfrog.com/h8mqdovj
1 day, 14 hours, and 8 minutes
Good morning twitter militia!! @TimCredeur is my good friend and trainer and his wife is having their first baby (cont) http://tl.gd/7t8jr7
1 day, 13 hours, and 39 minutes
I'm finally in new Orleans! Now it's time to pick my wife up then go kick Bourbon street in the balls
1 day, 5 hours, and 21 minutes
I'm back tweeps!! My phone died in the airport
1 day, 3 hours, and 5 minutes
What's up!! Twitter militia!!!!
21 hours and 32 minutes
@kurtpellegrino its working I already have a twitter militia!
21 hours and 31 minutes
Pulled pork BBQ nachos!!!! Yeah boi! http://yfrog.com/gzfe4vj
21 hours and 28 minutes
I'm at the Memphis airport and I'm not hungry but I will double check by eating again anyway!!
21 hours and 7 minutes
@TimCredeur yeah it was a great experience for me ! He is a great competitor .. I wish u all the best and God bless
17 hours and 27 minutes
@kurtpellegrino Yesss!
17 hours and 16 minutes
@kurtpellegrino can you teach me how to build a twitter army??
16 hours and 10 minutes
Welcome new tweeps let's do this!
15 hours and 51 minutes
Thanks to everyone who helped me get ready for this fight and everyone who has helped me chase my dreams!
15 hours and 49 minutes
@MackDaMenaceMMA thanks!! Hard work pays off!!
12 hours and 53 minutes
@KJB_MMA thanks!! I will!!
1 day, 2 hours, and 41 minutes
Big thanks to @ForByFighters for helping me with my nutrition and weight cut!! First time at 145lbs made it on a (cont) http://tl.gd/7rf7vh
1 day, 2 hours, and 54 minutes
pumped the weigh ins were moved to 2 instead of 4!
1 day, 12 hours, and 57 minutes
Check this video out -- Dustin Poirier UFC 125 compilation http://t.co/aefdn2S via @youtube
2 days and 16 minutes
Hell yeah!! http://yfrog.com/h3iytjoj
2 days and 37 minutes
Watching jerry springer!!
2 days, 5 hours, and 7 minutes
Can't wait to weigh in! Then it will be time to do what I was born to do!! Oh yeah you know what it is!! Scrap
2 days, 21 hours, and 33 minutes
http://t.co/u7uNFFQ via @UFC
2 days, 22 hours, and 10 minutes
Finally here! Let's do this!
3 days, 23 hours, and 33 minutes
@MackDaMenaceMMA can't wait!!
4 days, 13 hours, and 10 minutes
Watching the Tyson documentary again! WOW
4 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes
Poirer: ‘History Will Remember Me’ http://t.co/E9U0RDf
5 days, 10 hours, and 3 minutes
Let's play Words With Friends. My username is 'Dustina'. http://bit.ly/dK8DdN
5 days, 20 hours, and 55 minutes
What's up!! About time you get your tweet on!
5 days, 23 hours, and 1 minute
Almost fight week!! Let's get it
5 days, 23 hours, and 39 minutes
@MiguelTorresMMA http://yfrog.com/h6hxcrj
1 week, 3 hours, and 6 minutes
@MiguelTorresMMA how about that? On my way down to 145lbs for the first time.. Booooooo
1 week, 3 hours, and 7 minutes
She's down for the count! http://yfrog.com/h0q8rlj
1 week, 3 hours, and 23 minutes
Finally got my xbox working again... Rocking some modest mouse out on guitar hero!!
1 week, 1 day, and 33 minutes
Help me out I need more tweeps!
1 week, 2 days, 5 hours, and 52 minutes
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