UFC 211 Results: Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
A key lightweight scrap between former division champion Eddie Alvarez and perennial contender Dustin Poirier served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 211 prelims in Dallas, Texas.
Round one begins and Poirier misses with a right hand. Eddie backs up and briefly stumbles. Poirier circles and then lands a leg kick. He scores another. Eddie presses forward and misses with a right. He connects with a left hook. Eddie misses with a wild right hand. Once again he finds a home for his left hand. Poirier steps in and lands a jab. Eddie misses with an uppercut and then eats a jab. Eddie fires back with a jab to the body. Poirier with a nice straight left hand. He lands a kick to the body. Eddie fires back with a right hand. Dustin responds with a kick to the body of Alvarez. Eddie lands a nice combination. Dustin circles out and then comes forward with a right hook that partially lands. Poirier with a nice left hand up the middle. Eddie backs off and then eats a pair of kicks from Dustin. Eddie leaps in and lands a nice right hand. Poirier responds with a left hand and then a nice leg kick. Eddie circles out and then comes forward with a low kick. He tries a kick upstairs but it is blocked. Eddie lands a right hand to close out round one.
Lightweights @EAlvarezFight vs @DustinPoirier is underway NOW on FX! Last fight before the PPV! #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/hm0570TcMg
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) May 14, 2017
In round two Dustin Poirier was able to catch Alvarez with a huge left hand that had Eddie in all sorts of trouble. Dustin continued to pour on a ton of shots before Eddie somehow turned the tide by landing a big right hand of his own. A bloodied up Alvarez began to put on the pressure and eventually scored a takedown. Eddie tried to work for a guillotine choke but Dustin was able to escape the hold. As Dustin was attempting to stand back up Alvarez caught him with a pair of knees the second of which was definitely illegal. Herb Dean stepped in and after being looked at by the doctors Poirier was deemed unfit to continue.
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— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 14, 2017