Completed MMA Bout

Dustin Poirier vs. Max Holloway

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier
Max "Blessed" Holloway

Round 1

Dustin Poirier Max Holloway

"The Diamond" "Blessed"

11-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   4-0-0
Climbed to 12-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 4-1
-545 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +425 (Heavy Underdog)
United States   Nationality   United States
Coconut Creek, Florida   Fighting out of   Waianae, Hawaii
23 years, 2 weeks, 2 days   Age at Fight   20 years, 2 months
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Gladiators Academy   Gym   Gracie Technics
UFC 143
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
  • Date: Saturday 02.04.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 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
  • Poirier Total Disclosed Pay: $89,000
  • Holloway Total Disclosed Pay: $6,000
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Poirier vs. Holloway Wiki Update Wiki

The sixth bout of UFC 143 featured Max Holloway taking on Dustin Poirier in the featherweight division.

Holloway looked comfortable standing early and backed Poirier down with some flashy attacks. Poirier decided to transition to takedown attempts, connecting on his second as he lifted up and slammed Holloway to the ground. Poirier immediately moved to full mount and prevented Holloway from pressing off the fence and rolling over. Poirier attacked for an armbar, transitioned quickly to a triangle choke, and with Holloway mounted stuck in a triangle, Poirier worked the armbar again badly hyper-extending the arm and forcing a desperate submission from Holloway.

The official end came at 3:23 for the submission victory for Poirier. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Poirier commented, "I'm happy, I came here to get a win and I finished the fight... I train hard and I don't cut corners, I'm here to be a champion... he's tough, he's a great kickboxer, a lot of people didn't know him but I trained hard for him and don't mess around in training."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Poirier vs. Holloway Fight Predictions

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Poirier vs. Holloway 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.

It's probably better we just keep on rockin' in the free world."
4 days, 4 hours, and 53 minutes
"Yeah I love my lady.... She's long and lean. You mess with her.... You'll see a man get mean"
4 days, 4 hours, and 52 minutes
Louisiana jam session!!
4 days, 4 hours, and 34 minutes
Louisiana jam session!
4 days, 4 hours, and 33 minutes
Louisiana jam session!!
4 days, 4 hours, and 33 minutes
.@KoreanZombieMMA Trust me you don't want this... I will expose you.
3 days, 19 hours, and 17 minutes
@NateRockQuarry I need it!!
3 days, 6 hours, and 32 minutes
I want to go Zombie hunting!!
3 days, 5 hours, and 4 minutes
“@FrazAFC94: @DustinPoirier ice cream sandwiches?” yes, lots of them...
3 days, 1 hour, and 54 minutes
I did it again... So full I can't move :(
3 days, 1 hour, and 52 minutes
Just left the gym. The @GladiatorsLA fighters are ready for battle this weekend!!
2 days, 23 hours, and 28 minutes
UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit Exclusive Fight Night Photo Gallery:
2 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes
2 days, 2 hours, and 2 minutes
If you ain't from Louisiana you don't know nothing about this
1 day, 6 hours, and 12 minutes
My awesome wife had this waiting for me when I got home!!!
1 day, 6 hours, and 12 minutes
Sweet home Louisiana !! (@ Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT))
1 day, 3 hours, and 36 minutes
@shotgun_young I believe you!!
1 day, 2 hours, and 22 minutes
@shotgun_young haha thanks it's a Cinnabon! I can't wait to see you get your hand raised in your next fight!
1 day, 1 hour, and 47 minutes
Almost home!! (@ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) w/ 56 others)
1 day, 1 hour, and 45 minutes
Oh boi
21 hours and 37 minutes
My body hates me right now! After dieting for so long then eating like a mad man. I need tums
19 hours and 20 minutes
Thanks everyone for the support and belief. Hard work and dedication pays off again! I'm living my dream. Really ...thank you
6 hours and 18 minutes
Check out weigh ins live on fuel tv in 2 1/2 hours!! #FB
1 day and 22 minutes
1 day, 17 hours, and 17 minutes
Title shot? UFC 143's Dustin Poirier would be content with a gi and crawfish
2 days, 4 hours, and 49 minutes
“@sims4582: Counting down the days till the "Diamond" @DustinPoirier shows the world how great he is.. AGAIN!! #myinspiration” thanks bro!
4 days, 4 hours, and 18 minutes
@shotgun_young thanks!!
4 days, 6 hours, and 37 minutes
“@DANGER_Caged: @DustinPoirier got me a diamond shirt yesterday bro. It's fresh!! #caged” awesome thanks man!! where did you get it?
4 days, 16 hours, and 20 minutes
before via @UFC Really good article on the @ufc website!
4 days, 16 hours, and 25 minutes
“@elliotp9: @DustinPoirier Cant wait for the fight man! Do what the diamond does!” thanks bro I will!
4 days, 17 hours, and 4 minutes
@DaMarques_UFC word! it'll do that to you!!
4 days, 21 hours, and 27 minutes
@shotgun_young I'll be watching!!
4 days, 23 hours, and 15 minutes
Fiiiiight weeeeek!!!!!!!!
5 days, 8 hours, and 32 minutes
Feeling great I'm in the best shape I've ever been in thanks to @Sunwarrior !! Almost fight week! Let's go!!!!
6 days, 1 hour, and 27 minutes
Every fight has a beautiful story behind it. It's so much more than just a fight. #realtalk #diamondthoughts #UFC143
1 week, 1 hour, and 23 minutes
“@kurtpellegrino: Can't wait to slap friday right in the nuts #woo” that's my game! #woo
1 week, 1 day, 7 hours, and 28 minutes
“@sdcassel: @DustinPoirier Who you got this weekend, Sonnen or Bisping, Evans or Davis?” sonnen and Evans
1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 56 minutes
I love your products!! Thanks for putting great supplement out there! @sunwarrior
1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, and 31 minutes
Yeah buddy
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 27 minutes
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