Dustin Poirier rallies to score stunning KO win over Benoit Saint Denis in gruelling clash – UFC 299 Highlights

Dustin Poirier lands stunning KO win over Benoit Saint Denis in rsllying performance UFC 299 Highlights

Put to his absolute limit once more tonight in the co-main event of UFC 299, former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier has snapped the winning run of French standout, Benoit Saint Denis — turning in a spectacular second round KO win over the Nimes native to retain his status amongst the lightweight elite.

Poirier, a former interim lightweight champion, had been sidelined since July of last year, suffering a hellacious second round high-kick KO loss to two-time foe, Justin Gaethje in the pair’s symbolic BMF championship fight in Salt Lake City.

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And forced to rally tonight in Miami, Florida, Poirier walked through considerable adversity in the pair’s lightweight co-headliner — finding himself almost submitted on numerous occasions, as well as taking his fair share of punishment on the feet.

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However, once more escaping a rear-naked choke attempt in the second, Poirier landed a bruising right uppercut in the pocket close to the fence, before cleaning Saint Denis and sending him to the canvas hard with a massive right hook counter.

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Below, catch the highlights from from Dustin Poirier’s UFC 299 win over Benoit Saint-Denis