Dustin Poirier halted Conor McGregor with a whirlwind of punches halfway during that time round Sunday, avenging his misfortune to the Irish hotshot with a knockout triumph at UFC 257.
Poirier (26-7) got McGregor with a progression of shots to the head prior to clasping his knees with two remaining hands. Poirier at that point sent McGregor to the material with a short right hand and completed it quickly, setting off shocked energy among the couple of thousand shouting fans permitted inside the Etihad Field on Yas Island.In his first battle in a year, McGregor (22-5) had a solid initially round before he was halted by punches without precedent for his blended combative techniques vocation. McGregor, whose past four misfortunes all stopped by accommodation, remained on the material for a few minutes a short time later, gathering himself after his second misfortune in three battles since 2016.
“You know, it’s difficult to conquer idleness throughout extensive stretches of time,” said McGregor, who hadn’t battled since beating Donald Cerrone last January. “I simply wasn’t as agreeable as I should have been, yet Dustin is some warrior. On the off chance that you put in the energy, you will get comfortable in here. I need to tidy it off and return, and that is the thing that I will do. … I’ll take my licks, however I’m gutted.”
McGregor and Poirier met without precedent for September 2014 as featherweights, and McGregor won by knockout in only 106 seconds during his unfathomable early-profession achievement. McGregor turned into the featherweight champion 15 months after the fact, while Poirier reconstructed his profession with only one misfortune in his next 11 fights.With another opportunity to crash McGregor while boosting his own expectations of recovering the lightweight title, Poirier didn’t miss.
Wearing a shaved head and a facial hair growth, McGregor pushed the activity right on time against Poirier, who handled an early takedown prior to getting supported against the confine for stretches of the first round. In the second, Poirier annoyed McGregor with leg kicks prior to tossing the punches that finished it.In the co-headliner at UFC 257, three-time Bellator lightweight hero Michael Chandler made a dazzling UFC debut with a brutal knockout of New Zealand’s Dan Whore halfway through the first round.
Chandler could be the following matchup for Poirier in a battle for the lightweight title obviously abandoned by long-ruling 155lb champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who declared his retirement after his last triumph the previous fall.
UFC president Dana White so far has been not able to convince Nurmagomedov to backpedal on his pledge to his mom to stop the game after his dad’s passing, not in any event, for a fiercely rewarding rematch with McGregor, who consistently promised to battle on after this misfortune to Poirier.
McGregor has not battled routinely as of late, yet his fame was undiminished: UFC 257 is relied upon to be perhaps the most well known compensation per-see occasions in the advancement’s set of experiences, as per White, and circulation issues in the US right off the bat in the PPV bit of the card drove fans to besiege web-based media and ESPN with grumblings.
Chandler’s for some time foreseen UFC appearance merited the sit tight for his 27th expert battle in a profession that started in 2009.
After a conscious beginning, Chandler (22-5) hit to the body as he rushed forward and got Whore with a left hand to the face that folded his rival. Chandler completed a bewildered Prostitute with punches on the ground prior to moving on the enclosure and doing a full standing reverse somersault into the octagon from wavering.
Furthermore, Chandler was as yet started up in his post-battle talk with, calling the session “the best snapshot of my expert life.”
“Conor McGregor! Who could have imagined, there’s another ruler in the lightweight division,” Chandler added. “Dustin Poirier, your opportunity is approaching. What’s more, Khabib, in the event that you actually want to effortlessness us with your essence back here in the UFC octagon as you continued looking for 30 (triumphs), you realize you must beat someone, so beat me in the event that you can!”Marina Rodriguez opened the compensation per-see part of UFC 257 by disturbing individual Brazilian strawweight competitor Amanda Ribas. Rodriguez got a second-round stoppage with a whirlwind of punches and a knee in the initial moment.
UFC 257 closed a run of three shows in eight days with a couple thousand fans permitted inside the advancement’s Covid bubble in the Center East. The advancement hadn’t held shows with fans since before the pandemic started last Walk.
The UFC re-visitations of Las Vegas in about fourteen days for one more run of shows at the sans fan Zenith exercise center on its corporate grounds.