McGregor came out aggressive and threw a lot of leg kicks. Poirier scored a takedown and McGregor briefly went for a guillotine choke. Poirier was on top landing strikes and unloaded with elbow shots. McGregor got up to his feet, but broke his ankle and fell down. Poirier was awarded the doctor stoppage win.
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Before their rematch, Poirier went on a four-fight winning streak including a win over Max Holloway by a hard-fought unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 236 to earn a title shot. he lost by submission to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC 242 show from The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. In his previous outing, he got a decision win over Dan Hooker on June 27, 2020.
Before their rematch, “The Notorious” was last seen with a quick TKO win over Donald Cerrone at the UFC 246 pay-per-view event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before that, he suffered his second-ever loss under the UFC banner in October 2018 when Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted him at UFC 229, which marked Khan’s first official title defense as UFC lightweight champion. McGregor has been inactive over the past few years as his previous bout before Khabib came when he beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to win the UFC Lightweight Title.
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