By Farah Hannoun |
January 27, 2021 10: 00 am
Poirier, who used to be stopped in Round 1 in his 2014 meeting with McGregor, used to be in an area to flip the script of their rematch, which headlined UFC 257. In a aggressive first spherical, Poirier used to be in an area to steal about a of McGregor’s finest shots, firing support with about a of his possess. “The Diamond” briefly purchased McGregor to the bottom because the 2 exchanged positions within the clinch.
Nonetheless it used to be one key tactical replace that paid dividends for Poirier, who effectively venerable calf kicks to hinder McGregor’s motion. Midway thru Round 2, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) hit McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) one one extra leg kick, before backing him up towards the cage with a barrage of punches that finished the wrestle.
You more than probably can opinion all of it unfold in sizable sluggish-motion within the UFC 257 “Fight Motion” video highlights above.
Also featured are Michael Chandler’s assertion finish of Dan Hooker, Marina Rodriguez’s sizable upset TKO of Amanda Ribas, Makhmud Muradov’s gradual finish of Andrew Sanchez, and heaps extra support-and-forth action from the prelims.
UFC 257 took space at Etihad Enviornment in Abu Dhabi. The most necessary card streamed on pay-per-observe following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Poke.