UFC 299: Dustin Poirier achieves a resounding knockout against Benoît Saint Denis

MIAMI, Flo. – Dustin Poirier did things in style on Saturday at UFC 299 against the Frenchman Benoît Saint Denis, a very imposing challenge, offering himself one of the knockouts. the most shocking of his career when he won in the second round of UFC 299 at the Kaseya Center in Miami.

Veteran Poirier, ranked No. 3 at lightweight, had a lot to lose against one of the organization’s most feared fighters at 145 pounds.

It was Poirier’s 22nd UFC win, putting him just four wins shy of the record held by Jim Miller. At 35 years old, Poirier lost his last fight against Justin Gaethje by knockout.

“He hurt me, he’s strong,” Poirier said after the fight. I accepted this fight because he had finished his previous five before the limit, although he was not well known. He is a dangerous guy. I have a lot of respect for Saint Denis, his state of mind. He will return. »

“To be honest, they beat me up for a moment,” he said at the end of the fight. At first I hit him a couple of times, but he’s very strong. »

Sean O’Malley defends his belt

In a brilliant performance, Sean O’Malley dominated Marlon Vera by unanimous decision and retained his bantamweight belt Saturday night in the main event.

O’Malley, defending his title for the first time, swept the cards and the judges scored the fight 50-45, 50-45 and 50-44. It was sweet revenge for O’Malley (18-1), who lost to Vera (23-9-1) by knockout. coach during his first game in 2020 after an injury to his right foot.

O’Malley hurt Vera with a big right hand early in the final round, causing the Ecuadorian to wince and back up against the cage. The champion still looked fresh and on guard in the final minute, peppering Vera with combinations and knees to her body. Vera caught O’Malley with a big uppercut, but it was too little too late when the final bell rang.

O’Malley won the 135-pound championship last August by knocking out veteran champion Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292.

Vera earned a unanimous decision victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 292 and is 5-2 since his 2020 victory over O’Malley.

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fighters Results
Sean O’Malley C. Marlon Vera O’Malley wins by unanimous decision.
Daniel Poirier vs. Benoit Saint-Denis Poirier wins by knockout. in the 2nd round.
Kevin Holland v. miguel page Page wins by unanimous decision.
Gilbert Burns c. Jack Della Maddalena Della Maddalena wins by K.-O. in the third round.
Petr Yan C. yadong song Yan wins by unanimous decision.
Curtis Blaydes w. Jailton Almeida Blaydes wins by knockout. technical.
Katlyn Chookagian v. Maycee Barbero Barber wins by unanimous decision.
Mateusz Gamrot c. Rafaeldos Anjos Gamrot by unanimous decision.
Pedro Muñoz c. Kyle Phillips Phillips wins by unanimous decision
Ion Cuțelaba c. Philippe Lins Lins wins by unanimous decision.
michel pereira C. Michal Oleksiejczuk Pereira wins by submission. Seventh consecutive victory.
Robelis Despaigne C. Josh Parisian Despaigne wins by knockout. in the 1st round.
CJ Vergara vs. Assu Almabayev Vergara wins by decision.
Joanne Calderwood C. maryna moroz Calerwood wins by decision.

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