It's about time for our UFC 291 main event! Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will, once again, go toe-to-toe in the UFC's octagon. However, this time there's a bit more on the line; not only is this a fight that has undisputed title implications looming overhead, but the BMF title is on the line, too.
Poirier vs Gaehtje is the titular bout for UFC 291, a card stacked from the bottom to the top. A lot of big names, a lot of great matchmaking. Though Stephen Thompson vs Michel Pereira got scrapped due to Pereira stepping to the scale a bit too heavy, this card is still a can't-miss event from start to finish.
Here, we'll give you all of the details, round by round scoring and results to the main event of UFC 291. Stick around and make sure you're in the know of how this main event fight goes.
Poirier vs Gaethje: What’s in It for the Winner?
The BMF title, that's it. Kidding, there's so much more on the line. The opportunity to skip the line for the next crack at the undisputed title is being talked about for this fight. UFC 294 will host the rematch between Charles Oliveira and the current champion, Islam Makhachev. With that fight happening and Alexander Volkanovski wanting to run it back for lightweight gold, Poirier or Gaethje will need to make a statement tonight to be next for gold.
UFC 291 will be a night for making impressions. But, for the mean time, that BMF title is a nice way to embellish a main event and a win. Poirier vs Gaethje is one of those fights that has a 0% chance of being dull. So, when you get two fighters like this, especially at the top of their division, there's really no reason not to tie the BMF title to it.
UFC 291: Poirier vs Gaethje Live Results
The wait is over and it's time to get to this potential Fight of the Year contender. Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, five round, BMF title pending and someone's rank will climb.
Round 1: Two leg kicks in and Poirier is already having to switch his stance for a moment. The bigger shots in the earlier portion of the round went to Justin Gaethje all the way; his shots were crisp and he was very calculated. However, Poirier came bac in the latter half. A straight shot had Justin blinking and bothered.
Round 2: If I told you that Justin Gaethje won via head kick, would you believe me? Early into round two, Justin lands a huge headkick and knocks ‘The Diamond' out cold! We've got a new BMF and another head kick main event win in Salt Lake City
Official Result: Justin Gaethje via second round KO