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"The Diamond"
Dustin Poirier
#2 Lightweight Division • 26-6-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 13
    Wins by Knockout
  • 6
    Wins by Submission
  • 7
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 50% 50%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
1146
Sig. Strikes Attempted
2302
Grappling accuracy 41% 41%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
24
Takedowns Attempted
58
5.59
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.69
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
1.75
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
1.32
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
56
%
Sig. Str. Defense
69
%
Takedown Defense
0.80
Knockdown Ratio
08:55
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
824 (72%)
Clinch
212 (18%)
Ground
110 (10%)

Sig. Str. by target

78% 894 Head 10% 111 Body 12% 141 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
13 (50%)
DEC
7 (27%)
SUB
6 (23%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Lafayette, United States
Trains at
American Top Team ATT Coconut Creek, FL
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
32
Height
69.00
Weight
155.00
Octagon Debut
Jan. 02, 2011
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
40.50
Q & A

When and why did you start training and fighting? My first fight was in 2007. I was born a fighter. I started looking into boxing before I found that I could get MMA training in my hometown. I went one day to check it out and that was a wrap – I fell in love with the sport.

What ranks and titles do you have? Former interim UFC lightweight champion. As an amateur I held two belts at 155lbs and I went 8-1. I actually won an 8 man tournament as an amateur in Iowa over the course of 2 days.  As a pro I held three belts at 155lbs. I beat up everyone in my trailer park as well. Black Belt in jiu-jitsu. Also, I have a black belt in Rex Kwon Do and am the current and defending 3x thumb wrestling Champion of the world.

Do you have any heroes? Baby Jesus and the grown up one too. 

What is your favorite technique? Neck chops probably.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means everything to me and this is where I want to be. It’s where the most talented mixed martial artists showcase their skills and I think I belong here. I'm excited and I will start my climb of the featherweight division.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I got a Doctorate from the school of hard knocks.

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