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Dustin Poirier

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier

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  • Given Name: Dustin Glenn Poirier
  • MMA Record: 21-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Diamond
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1989.01.19
  • Last Fight: May 13, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $806,000 USD
  • Born: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Tapology

Dustin Poirier Lightweight Ranking History

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Dustin Poirier MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Anthony Pettis
21-5-0 20-6-0

Us UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.11.11
No Contest | Foul
4:12 Round 2 of 3, 9:12 Total

Us Eddie Alvarez
21-5-0 28-5-0

Us UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.05.13
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jim Miller
20-5-0 28-8-0

Us UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.02.11
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.2 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Todd Anderson
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 208 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:35 Round 1 of 5

Us Michael Johnson
20-4-0 16-10-0

Us UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs. Johnson
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.09.17
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#28 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC Fight Night 94 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Bobby Green
19-4-0 23-6-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.06.04
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $110,000 ($55K Base, $55K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ie Joe Duffy
18-4-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $84,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni
#16 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
Cancelled Bout Joe Duffy UFC UFN 76 2015.10.24
Reason: Duffy Concussion
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 1 of 3

Us Yancy Medeiros
17-4-0 11-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.06.06
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Kevin Gates feat. August Alsina - I Don’t Get Tired
#47 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC Fight Night 68 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:45 Round 1 of 3

Br Carlos Diego Ferreira
16-4-0 11-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.04.04
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $118,000 ($34K Base, $34K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Todd McGovern
UFC Fight Night 63 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:46 Round 1 of 3

Ie Conor McGregor
16-3-0 15-2-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
#34 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC 178 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:42 Round 2 of 3, 5:42 Total

Se Akira Corassani
15-3-0 12-3-0

Ca UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Kennedy
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.04.16
Odds: -1200 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#21 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC Fight Night Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:54 Round 1 of 3

Br Diego Brandão
14-3-0 18-8-0

Us UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | Walkout Music: Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Erik Koch
13-3-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.08.31
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds | Walkout Music: Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
#37 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Cub Swanson
13-2-0 18-5-0

Gb UFC on FUEL TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.02.16
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#14 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | Submission
4:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Jonathan Brookins
12-2-0 13-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.12.15
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission
1:07 Round 4 of 5, 16:07 Total

Kr Chan Sung Jung
12-1-0 12-3-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 3: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.05.15
Odds: -345 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 ($14K Base, $40K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#49 Greatest Submission of All Time
#1 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#6 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#28 Greatest Fight of All Time
#1 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FUEL TV 3 Fight of the Night
UFC on FUEL TV 3 Submission of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
3:23 Round 1 of 3

Us Max Holloway
11-1-0 4-0-0

Us UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.02.04
Odds: -545 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $89,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $65K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
#61 Greatest Submission of All Time
UFC 143 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Ricardo Lamas UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Lamas Injury
Cancelled Bout Erik Koch UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Koch Injury
Win | Submission
1:32 Round 2 of 3, 6:32 Total

Us Pablo Garza
10-1-0 11-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.11.12
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Larry Landless
#43 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Jason Young
9-1-0 8-3-0

Ca UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.06.11
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Rani Yahya UFC 131 2011.06.11
Reason: Yahya Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Grispi
8-1-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 125: Resolution
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.01.01
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Zach Micklewright
7-1-0 10-2-0

Us WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.11.11
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Danny Castillo
7-0-0 8-3-0

Us WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.08.18
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $3,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:57 Round 1 of 3

Ca Derek Gauthier
6-0-0 6-1-0

Ca Ringside MMA 7: No Escape
Co-Main Event | Catchweight | 160 lbs

2010.06.18
Referee: Marc-André Côté
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Derrick Krantz
5-0-0 9-2-0

Us USA-MMA

2010.03.06
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:51 Round 1 of 3

Us Ronnie Lis
4-0-0 1-0-0

Us USA-MMA
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Daniel Watts

Us Mississippi Regional

2009.10.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:21 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Torrez
2-0-0 0-0-0

Us USA-MMA
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.08.01
Win | Submission
3:54 Round 2 of 3, 8:54 Total

Us Nate Jolly
1-0-0 3-0-0

Us Louisiana Regional
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.06.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Us Aaron Suarez
0-0-0 1-1-0

Us USA-MMA
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.05.16
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO

Us Paul Soileau

Us USA-MMA

2009.02.28
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Gilbert Jimenez

Us No Love Entertainment

2009.01.24
Win | KO/TKO

Mario Jaquez

Us Louisiana Regional

2008.11.28
Win | KO/TKO

Will Barlow

Us Louisiana Regional

2008.07.26
Win | KO/TKO
0:35 Round 2 of 3, 3:35 Total

Us Chad Buckley
2-0-0 0-1-0

Us 2008 Amateur MMA World Classic
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2008.05.04
Win | Submission | Choke
2:02 Round 1 of 3

Us Kody Blazek
1-0-0 0-0-0

Us 2008 Amateur MMA World Classic
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs

2008.05.03
Win | KO/TKO

Wesley Branch

Us Arkansas Regional

2007.12.08

Dustin Poirier Wiki Update Wiki

Dustin Poirier began his mixed martial arts career in 2007 fighting as an amateur on local cards, most of which were in his home state of Louisiana. He turned pro in 2009, subsequently finishing all of his opponents on his way to getting signed by the WEC. He would lose a decision in his first fight but bounce back quickly with a first round finish of Zachary Micklewright a few months later.

The WEC merged with the UFC and in his first fight for the promotion Dustin was a heavy underdog but defeated Josh Grispi by Unanimous Decision. He went on to win his next 3 fights before losing to top contender Chan Sung Jung in the fight of the night. Dustin rebounded at the Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale with a comeback d'arce choke victory over Jonathan Brookins. The very same choke that he was defeated with in his previous bout. Poirier has now stepped up to replace the an injured Dennis Siver and will square off against Cub Swanson in the co-main event at UFC on Fuel 7. Dustin would come up short losing a Unanimous Decision to Swanson.

 

Poirier would get back in the win column when he faced Erik Koch at UFC 164. After surviving a triangle attempt in the first round Poirier would survive and take over winning the fight by Unanimous Decision. His next test would be against ultimate fighter winner Diego Brandao at UFC168. Things got heated at the weigh-ins and it was speculated that Poirier was possibly upset because Diego failed to make weight for the fight. Poirier would finish the Ultimate Fighter winner in the first round by TKO and would later reveal that Brandao had threatened to stab him in the neck backstage which is why he was so fired up. Poirier would follow that up with another win over a TUF fighter when he was able to finish Akira Corassani in the second round by TKO. The two had an epic first round that saw Poirier get hit hard but he was able to recover and almost finished Corassani with a peruvian necktie. The back and forth would earn them Fight of the Night.


He would drop his next fight when he faced rising star Conor McGregor. He was finished by TKO for the first time in his career in the first round. Poirier will now set his sights on another weight class as he moves up to lightweight and will face Carlos Diego Ferreira in his first bout at that weight.


Dustin Poirier was also the in the documentary Fightville that followed the lives of fighters in Louisiana.



Last updated 03.26.2015, 4:37 PM ET
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    Interview  |  March 2010 Dustin Poirier Video Interview report dead link

    Interview video with Dustin Poirier, likely used as a submission for his application to be in The Ultimate Fighter reality show. In the video Dustin talks about his background, how he got into fighting, and why he thinks he can make it on the bigger stage of the UFC and TUF.

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