Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA
Dustin Poirier defeats Max Holloway via Submission at 3:23 of Round 1
|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 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|
- 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
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."
Poirier vs. Holloway Fight Predictions
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.
- "Yeah I love my lady.... She's long and lean. You mess with her.... You'll see a man get mean"
- 4 days
- @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
- Almost home!! (@ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) w/ 56 others) http://t.co/gM5UdWOv
- 1 day
- My body hates me right now! After dieting for so long then eating like a mad man. I need tums http://t.co/e8KqLslM
- 19 hours
- Thanks everyone for the support and belief. Hard work and dedication pays off again! I'm living my dream. Really ...thank you
- 6 hours
- Title shot? UFC 143's Dustin Poirier would be content with a gi and crawfish http://t.co/jUJu3Q9M
- 2 days
- “@sims4582: Counting down the days till the "Diamond" @DustinPoirier shows the world how great he is.. AGAIN!! #myinspiration” thanks bro!
- 4 days
- “@DANGER_Caged: @DustinPoirier got me a diamond shirt yesterday bro. It's fresh!! #caged” awesome thanks man!! where did you get it?
- 5 days
- “@elliotp9: @DustinPoirier Cant wait for the fight man! Do what the diamond does!” thanks bro I will!
- 5 days
- Feeling great I'm in the best shape I've ever been in thanks to @Sunwarrior !! Almost fight week! Let's go!!!!
- 6 days
- Every fight has a beautiful story behind it. It's so much more than just a fight. #realtalk #diamondthoughts #UFC143
- 7 days
- “@kurtpellegrino: Can't wait to slap friday right in the nuts #woo” that's my game! #woo
- 8 days
- “@sdcassel: @DustinPoirier Who you got this weekend, Sonnen or Bisping, Evans or Davis?” sonnen and Evans
- 9 days
- I love your products!! Thanks for putting great supplement out there! @sunwarrior http://t.co/6kexxBTN
- 9 days