In the UFC 264 battle, Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor.
According to Newsone, UFC 264 on July 10 was advertised as “the UFC event of the year,” with Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier facing off for the third time in their careers.
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, United States of America, Conor McGregor was sensationally defeated for the second time in two fights at UFC 264, United States of America (USA) by Dustin Poirier.
According to NG Times Online News, Dustin Poirier was declared the victor against Conor McGregor after the fight was stopped due to McGregor’s apparent lower leg injury.
NG Times reports that the 32-year-old McGregor was stopped at the end of the first round after sustaining a suspected broken ankle in the closing seconds of the round against former interim lightweight champion Poirier.
Recall that McGregor had defeated Poirier via first-round TKO at UFC 178 in 2014, but Poirier evened the score with a second-round TKO at UFC 257 in January.
This development means the rivalry was perfectly poised heading into their trilogy bout in Las Vegas, and it was Poirier who emerged victorious in unfortunate circumstances.