Dustin Poirier Stops Conor McGregor With Second Round Barrage – UFC 257 Highlights

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Revenge. Redemption. Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier puts right his 2014 wrongs against former two-weight champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor — stopping the Dubliner in the second-round with a savage barrage of strikes at the fence.

In a fantastic start for Poirier, the Lafayette native scored a good counter right-hand, before taking McGregor down with a well placed single-leg takedown attempt.

Back to his feet, McGregor implemented that now patented shoulder strike inside the clinch at the fence. Landing a couple of knee strikes to the body of Poirier at the fence, McGregor reversed position and mainstaind over-under.

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Both finding success in the pocket with strikes, McGregor found a home well for a counter straight left, while Poirier returned fire his own with a decent check hook. Poirier dealing with a cut on the hairline. Second round incoming.

Chopping away with eleven punishing left kick to McGregor’s lead leg, the Dubliner seemed somewhat compromised. With a massive combination at the fence, Poirier drops McGregor with a series of hooks, dropping McGregor to his back before referee Herb Dean stepped in to halt the action. Poirier avenges his 2014 loss with aplomb.

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Below, check out the highlights from Poirier’s incredible finish over McGregor.

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