Poirier, who was stopped in Spherical 1 in his 2014 assembly with McGregor, was capable of flip the script of their rematch, which headlined UFC 257. In a aggressive first spherical, Poirier was capable of take a few of McGregor’s finest pictures, firing again with a couple of of his personal. “The Diamond” briefly obtained McGregor to the bottom as the 2 exchanged positions within the clinch.
But it surely was one key tactical change that paid dividends for Poirier, who effectively used calf kicks to hinder McGregor’s motion. Halfway by way of Spherical 2, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) hit McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-Three UFC) one yet another leg kick, earlier than backing him up in opposition to the cage with a barrage of punches that finished the fight.
You may watch all of it unfold in tremendous slow-motion within the UFC 257 “Struggle Movement” video highlights above.
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Additionally featured are Michael Chandler’s assertion end of Dan Hooker, Marina Rodriguez’s huge upset TKO of Amanda Ribas, Makhmud Muradov’s late end of Andrew Sanchez, and many extra back-and-forth motion from the prelims.
UFC 257 occurred at Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi. The primary card streamed on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Struggle Cross.
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