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UFC Calgary Results: Poirier Gets Vengance Against Alvarez

Tonight’s (Sat. July 28, 2018) UFC Calgary card certainly lived up to the hype.

In the main event, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was defeated by rising 155-pound challenger Dustin Poirier. The co-main event featured a 145-pound match-up between two of the division’s best, as Jose Aldo scored a first round knockout over Jeremy Stephens. Plus, former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk got back in the win column against Tecia Torres.

Check out MMA News’ coverage of UFC Calgary below:

Main Card:

  • Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier

Round 1:

Alvarez presses forward early but Poirier is able to back him up and slow the pace a bit. A few nice body shots from Alvarez and a leg kick. A stiff body kick lands for Alvarez and Poirier misses on a high kick. A leg kick from Poirier takes Alvarez’s leg out from under him for a moment. Poirier is trying to find his range but Alvarez keeps tagging him a bit each time he comes inside.

A left hand lands for Poirier. Alvarez has a takedown stuffed and continues to throw leg kicks. Alvarez continues to work the body of Poirier. A nice combination from Poirier and it forces Alvarez to pick up the pace to end the round. Poirier lands a few counter strikes to end the round.

Round 2:

Right out the gate Alvarez has a takedown attempt stuffed. A spinning back-fist lands for “The Underground King.” More body shots from Alvarez and a caught kick from Alvarez gets the fight to the ground for a few seconds before he shoots back up. Alvarez goes for a takedown against the cage and Poirier pulls guard and sinks in a guillotine. Alvarez is able to squeak out of it after a few seconds and the pair are standing in the clinch against the cage.

Again Alvarez goes for a takedown and Poirier pulls guard for a guillotine attempt again but Alvarez gets out of this one faster. Now Alvarez takes Poirier’s back agains the cage and is going for a rear-naked choke but is getting more of a crank as he isn’t under the neck. After a scramble Alvarez gets full mount while Poirier is sat up against the cage. Alvarez throws a 12-6 elbow. Uh oh. A warning from the referee and they’re standing again. A big flurry from Poirier and Alvarez is in trouble. Poirier is absolutely swarming Alvarez and finally stops him after the referee steps in after Alvarez drops.

Official Result: Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez via R2 TKO (punches, 4:05)

  • Featherweight: Jose Aldo def. Jeremy Stephens via R1 TKO (punches, 4:19)
  • Women’s strawweight: Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Alexander Hernandez def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:

  • Welterweight: Jordan Mein def. Alex Morono via unanimous decision (No Scores Read)
  • Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu def. Austin Arnett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Islam Makhachev def. Kajan Johnson via R1 submission (armbar, 4:43)
  • Light heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba def. Gadzhimurad Antigulov via R1 TKO (elbows, 4:25)

UFC Fight Pass Exclusive Prelims:

  • Lightweight: John Makdessi def. Ross Pearson via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)
  • Women’s flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian def. Alexis Davis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27
  • Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz def. Matheus Nicolau via R1 KO (punches, 3:49)
  • Women’s flyweight: Nina Ansaroff def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Lightweight: Devin Powell def. Alvaro Herrera via R1 KO (body kick and punches, 1:52)

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