UFC On Fox 29 Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje Headlines, Waterson vs. Casey Steals The Show & A Rare Omaplata Finish

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Main Card (8pm EST., Fox)

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#5 Dustin Poirier def. #6 Justin Gaethje by TKO via strikes (0:33, R4)

Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Alex Oliveira def. #12 Carlos Condit by submission via guillotine choke (3:17, R2)

#7 Michelle Waterson def. #10 Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (6pm EST., Fox)

Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Tim Boetsch by submission via rear naked choke (4:28, R1)

Muslim Salikhov def. Ricky Rainey by KO via strikes (4:12, R2)

#10 John Moraga def. #6 Wilson Reis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#15 Brad Tavares def. #13 Krzysztof Jotko by TKO via strikes (2:16, R3)

Preliminary Card (3:30pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Gilbert Burns def. Dan Moret by KO via strikes (0:59, R2)

Lauren Mueller def. #15 Shana Dobson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Yushin Okami def. Dhiego Lima by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Adam Wieczorek def. Arjan Singh Bhullar by submission via omaplata (1:59, R2)

Alejandro Perez def. Matthew Lopez by TKO via strikes (3:42, R2)

Luke Sanders def. Patrick Williams by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)


Luke Sanders vs. Patrick Williams

Round One: The round begins with Williams attempting a side kick against Sanders, Williams also starts nailing Sanders with leg kicks. Sanders drops a kicking Williams with a left and Williams gets back up, Sanders waits a short time before catching Williams with another right. Williams catches a swinging Sanders with a multiple strike combination, Williams grabs Sanders and he holds him up against the cage wall. Sanders gets free and he swings away against Williams, Williams starts hunting for takedowns against Sanders. Sanders attacks Williams with a multiple strike combination, Sanders cracks Williams with a standing elbow strike. Sanders attacks Williams with a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanders

Round Two: The round begins with Sanders attacking Williams with some leg kicks, Williams nails Sanders with some leg kicks of his own. Sanders attacks a backing Williams with a high kick, Sanders cracks a kicking Williams with a multiple punch combination. Williams nails a swinging Sanders with a counter right, Sanders catches Williams with a kick to the midsection. Sanders continuously attacks Williams with a bunch of lefts, Sanders misses a kick and Williams attacks him with kicks of his own. Williams rocks Sanders with a right and a head kick attempt, Williams scores a takedown on Sanders as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sanders (Overall Score: 20-18 for Sanders)

Round Three: The round begins with Williams attacking Sanders with a lot of leg kicks, Sanders attacks a kicking Williams with a counter left. Sanders continuously tries attacking Williams with some lefts, Williams pops Sanders with some rights. Sanders nails a kicking Williams with a counter left, Sanders rocks Williams with a pair of lefts to the face. Sanders continues going after Williams with punching combinations, Williams charges at Sanders while throwing a two punch combination. Sanders attacks Williams with a high kick that gets blocked, the fighters exchange blows as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Williams (Final Score: 29-28 for Williams)

Official Result: Luke Sanders def. Patrick Williams by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Matthew Lopez vs. Alejandro Perez

Round One: The round begins with Perez attacking Lopez with some leg kicks, Lopez scores a takedown on Perez and Perez gets right back up. Perez then hits Lopez with a two punch combination, Lopez responds by cracking Perez with a left before scoring a takedown. Lopez gets back control on Perez while eating some strikes, Perez scrambles to get the fight standing again. Perez then attacks Lopez with a high kick that gets blocked, Lopez nails Perez with a kick to the body followedby a two punch combination. Lopez scores a takedown on Perez and he gets back control, Lopez hunts for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lopez

Round Two: The round begins with Perez nailing Lopez with a striking combination, Lopez then hits Perez with a two punch combo. Perez also goes back to attacking Lopez with leg kicks, Lopez starts hunting for the takedown against Perez. Lopez then cracks a backing Perez with a short left, Perez charges at Lopez while throwing a punching combination. Lopez cracks a swinging Perez with a wildly looping left, Perez catches Lopez with a kick to the midsection. Lopez looks for a takedown and Perez rocks him with a series of knee strikes, Perez continues assaulting Lopez with strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alejandro Perez def. Matthew Lopez by TKO via strikes (3:42, R2)

Arjan Singh Bhullar vs. Adam Wieczorek

Round One: The round begins with Wieczorek nailing Bhullar with some leg kicks, Bhullar nails Wieczorek with a punching combination before scoring a takedown. Bhullar starts attacking Wieczorek with some ground and pound, the referee eventually stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Wieczorek kicks away at Bhullar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Bhullar

Round Two: The round begins with Wieczorek attacking Bhullar with some leg kicks, Wieczorek then nails Bhullar with a right followed by a body kick. Bhullar rocks Wieczorek with a right before getting him against the cage wall, Bhullar scores a takedown on Wieczorek and he gets the half guard. Wieczorek eventually gets Bhullar in the full guard. Wieczorek catches Bhullar in an omaplata from out of nowhere for the tap out.

Official Result: Adam Wieczorek def. Arjan Singh Bhullar by submission via omaplata (1:59, R2)

Dhiego Lima vs. Yushin Okami

Round One: The round begins with Lima attacking Okami with some leg kicks, Okami scores a takedown on Lima and Lima gets right back up. Okami drags Lima back to the ground and he gets back control, Lima eats a few strikes as he get Okami in his full guard. Okami starts attacking Lima with some ground and pound, Lima tries scrambling to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Okami 

Round Two: The round begins with Lima taking a few swings at Okami, Okami gets Lima against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Lima nails Okami with a few elbow strikes to avoid the takedown, Okami drags Lima to the ground and he gets him in the seated position. Okami gains the half guard against Lima while landing some strikes, Lima scrambles to his feet and Okami gets him against the cage wall. Okami scores another takedown on Lima and he gets back control, Lima gets back to his feet with Okami holding onto him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Okami (Overall Score: 20-18 for Okami)

Round Three: The round begins with Lima swinging away against Okami, Okami starts attacking Lima with some leg kicks. Okami scores a takedown on Lima and Lima gets right back up, Okami transitions to back control against Lima. Okami attacks Lima with some strikes as Lima gets back to his feet, Okami drags Lima back to the ground and he gets back control. Okami transitions to the half guard against Lima, Okami mauls Lima with strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Okami (Final Score: 30-27 for Okami)

Official Result: Yushin Okami def. Dhiego Lima by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

#15 Shana Dobson vs. Lauren Mueller

Round One: The round begins with Dobson nailing Mueller with some leg kicks, Dobson starts jabbing away at Mueller as well. Mueller starts attacking Dobson with some leg kicks of her own, Mueller then catches Dobson with a step in right. Dobson comes forward to crack Mueller with a punching combination, Mueller grabs Dobson and the two battle for position along the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dobson nails Mueller with a three punch combination, Dobson also attacks Mueller with a high kick. Mueller charges at Dobson while throwing a punching combination, Mueller catches a swinging Dobson with a counter left. Dobson clobbers a swinging Mueller with a counter right, Mueller again nails a kicking Dobson with a counter right. Dobson starts hunting for the takedown against Mueller as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mueller

Round Two: The round begins with Dobson peppering Mueller with jabs, Dobson then hits Mueller with a two punch combination. Mueller attacks Dobson with a kick before they grapple near the cage wall, the fighters separate and Dobson nails Mueller with a left. Mueller catches a swinging Dobson with a two punch combination, Dobson respondsby catching Mueller with a left. Dobson dances around Mueller while peppering her with punches, Dobson cracks Mueller with a side kick to the midsection. Dobson nails Mueller with a kick to the midsection, Mueller stuns Dobson with a counter right followed by a left. Mueller backs up Dobson with a multiple strike combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dobson (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Mueller kicking Dobson in the midsection, Mueller nails a swinging Dobson with a counter right. Dobson scores a takedown on Mueller after eating a combination, Mueller gets back to her feet and Dobson gets her against the cage wall. Mueller spins Dobson against the cage wall while landing a few strikes, the fighters separate and Dobson nails Mueller with a kick to the midsection. Mueller scores a takedown on Dobson and she gets side control, Mueller transitions to the half guard against Dobson. Dobson creates space as both fighters get back to their feet, Dobson rocks Mueller with a few strikes to the midsection. Dobson continuously attacks Mueller with a plethora of blows to the midsection, Mueller holds Dobson against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mueller (Official Result: 29-28 for Mueller)

Official Result: Lauren Mueller def. #15 Shana Dobson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Moret

Round One: The round begins with Moret attacking Burns with some leg kicks, Burns nails Moret with a right followed by a body kick. Burns attacks Moret with another body kick followed by a head kick attempt, Moret eats a right before catching Burns with a left. Burns continues attacking Moret with a plethora of kicks, Burns cracks a kicking Moret with a counter right. Moret tries nailing Burns with some punching combinations, Moret rocks Burns with a punching combination and Burns quickly scores a takedown. Moret scrambles to his feet and Burns holds him against the cage wall, Burns scores another takes on Moret and he gets the half guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Burns

Round Two: The round begins with Moret attacking Burns with a punching combination, Burns then attacks Moret with kicks to the midsection. Burns rocks a kicking Moret with a counter right, Burns destroys Moret with a punching combination and Moret goes out cold.

Official Result: Gilbert Burns def. Dan Moret by KO via strikes (0:59, R2)

#13 Krzysztof Jotko vs. #15 Brad Tavares

Round One: The round begins with Tavares attacking Jotko with a few rights, Tavares also starts hitting Jotko with leg kicks. Jotko tries popping Tavares with a few jabs, Jotko starts catching Tavares with a few leg kicks of his own. Tavares then pops Jotko with a right hook, Jotko nails an incoming Tavares with a knee strike before getting put up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Tavares nails Jotko with another knee strike, Jotko backs up Tavares with a few uppercut attempts. Jotko looks for a takedown and Tavares nails him with another knee strike, Jotko pulls guard on Tavares as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round Two: The round begins with Tavares attacking Jotko with a punching combination, Tavares goes back to attacking Jotko with leg kicks. Jotko goes for a head kick and Tavares blocks it, Jotko then catches an incoming Tavares with an uppercut. Tavares then hits a ducking Jotko with a head kick followed by a jumping knee strike, Tavares grabs Jotko and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters land a few strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Tavares nails Jotko with a step in knee strike. Jotko catches Tavares with a left to the face as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tavares (Overall Score: 20-18 for Tavares)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Jotko then cracks Tavares with a left. Tavares catches Jotko with a right during a brief exchange, Tavares then nails Jotko with a kick to the midsection. Jotko comes forward to catch Tavares with a few uppercuts, Tavares again catches Jotko with a kick to the midsection. Jotko then catches a kicking Tavares with a counter left, Tavares drop a swinging Jotko with a counter right hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #15 Brad Tavares def. #13 Krzysztof Jotko by TKO via strikes (2:16, R3)

#6 Wilson Reis vs. #10 John Moraga

Round One: The round begins with Moraga attacking Reis with some leg kicks, Moraga then hits Reis with a right. Moraga pops a swinging Reis with a short counter left, Reis starts attacking Moraga with some leg kicks of his own. Moraga continues catching a swinging Reis with counter strikes, Moraga then cracks Reis with a left hook. Reis goes for a takedown and Moraga catches him in a guillotine choke, Reis scores the takedown to escape the choke. Moraga scrambles to his feet and Reis holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moraga cracks Reis with a punching combination. Reis cracks Moraga with a left while eating a knee strike, Moraga scores a takedown on Reis and he gets the half guard. Reis scrambles to his feet and scores a takedown on Moraga as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moraga

Round Two: The round begins with Moraga nailing Reis with a right to the midsection, Moraga cracks a swinging Reis with a counter left hook. Moraga then catches an incoming Reis with a left hook, Reis scores a takedown on Moraga and he gets him in the seated position. Moraga wall walks to his feet and the fighters separate, Reis cracks Moraga with a kick to the midsection. Reis starts attacking Moraga with some leg kicks, Moraga then nails Reis with a flying knee strike. Moraga swings away at Reis and Reis scores another takedown on him, Reis transitions to back control against Moraga. Moraga spins at the right time to get top position against Reis, Moraga attacks Reis with a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moraga (Overall Score: 20-18 for Moraga)

Round Three: The round begins with Moraga attacking Reis with some leg kicks, Reis scores a takedown on Moraga and he gets him in the seated position. Moraga wall walks to his feet and Reis holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Moraga nails Reis with an uppercut. Moraga then attacks Reis with a high kick that gets blocked, Reis scores a takedown on Moraga and he gets him in the seated position. Moraga wall walks to his feet and Reis drags him back to the ground, Reis scrambles to get back control on Moraga. Reis hunts for the rear naked choke on Moraga as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Reis (Final Score: 29-28 for Moraga)

Official Result: #10 John Moraga def. #6 Wilson Reis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Muslim Salikhov vs. Ricky Rainey

Round One: The round begins with Rainey exchanging leg kicks with Salikhov. Rainey barely lands a head kick against Salikhov. Rainey accidentally pokes Salikhov in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Salikhov nailing Rainey with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Rainey recovers and attempts a switch kick against Salikhov, Rainey comes forward to attack Salikhov with a knee strike. Rainey backs up Salikhov by landing a two punch combination, Salikhov catches Rainey with a kick to the midsection before landing a two punch combination. Rainey grabs Salikhov and he catches him with a few knee strikes, Salikhov gets Rainey against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Salikhov

Round Two: The round begins with Salikhov attacking Rainey with some leg kicks, Salikhov then catches Rainey with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Rainey grabs Salikhov and he catches him with a knee strike, Salikhov grabs Rainey and he briefly holds him against the cage wall. Salikhov backs up Rainey by landing an overhand right, Rainey catches Salikhov with a step in knee strike to the midsection. Salikhov again catches Rainey with a spinning heel kick to the midsection, Salikhov drops Rainey with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Muslim Salikhov def. Ricky Rainey by KO via strikes (4:12, R2)

Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Jr.

Round One: The round begins with Boetsch attacking Carlos Jr with leg kicks, Carlos Jr cracks a swinging Boetsch with a wild left. Carlos Jr starts nailing Boetsch with some leg kicks of his own, Carlos Jr backs up Boetsch with a two punch combination. Carlos Jr also attempts a high kick before exchanging rights with Boetsch, Boetsch and Carlos Jr exchange some wild rights. Boetsch cracks an incoming Carlos Jr with another overhand right, Boetsch then hits an incoming Carlos Jr with a front kick. Carlos Jr grabs Boetsch and he gets him against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Boetsch and he gets him in the seated position. Carlos Jr gains back control against Boetsch, Carlos Jr attacks Boetsch with a ton of ground and pound. Carlos Jr locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Tim Boetsch by submission via rear naked choke (4:28, R1)

#7 Michelle Waterson vs. #10 Cortney Casey

Round One: The round begins with Waterson attacking Casey with some leg kicks, Waterson also attempts a high kick against Casey. Casey starts to take some power swings against Waterson, Casey rocks a swinging Waterson with a counter left hook. Casey grabs Waterson and the two exchange a few blows before separating, Casey then cracks Waterson with a right before getting her against the cage wall. Waterson hits Casey with an elbow strike before separating, Waterson scores a takedown on Casey and she gets the open guard. Casey rolls for an arm bar and Waterson escapes to maintain top position, Waterson attacks Casey with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Waterson

Round Two: The round begins with Waterson attacking Casey with some leg kicks, Casey nails Waterson with a trio of rights followed by a knee strike. The fighters clinch as the fighters exchange more blows, the fighters separate and Casey follows Waterson around the cage while swinging away at her. Waterson scores a takedown on Casey and she gets the full guard, Waterson starts attacking Casey with ground and pound. Casey rolls for an arm bar and Waterson escapes to maintain top position, Waterson transitions to the half guard position against Casey. Casey eventually traps Waterson in her full guard, Casey rolls for another arm bar and Waterson escapes to keep top position. Casey scrambles to her feet and Waterson drops her as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Waterson (Overall Score: 20-18 for Waterson)

Round Three: The round begins with Waterson attacking Casey with some leg kicks, Waterson then hits Casey with a high kick. Waterson follows that up with a kick to the midsection of Casey, Casey continuously swings away against Waterson. Waterson grabs Casey and the two clinch against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes before separating. Waterson catches an incoming Casey with a kick to the midsection, Waterson scores a takedown on Casey and Casey immediately rolls for an arm bar. Waterson escapes the arm bar and Casey rolls for a heel hook, Waterson escapes that to gain top position against Casey. Waterson stands up and clobbers Casey with a right as she gets up, Casey starts swinging away against Waterson. Waterson goes for the takedown and Casey stuffs it while landing elbow strikes, Casey scrambles to get back control on Waterson. Casey starts attacking Waterson with ground and pound, Casey rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Waterson (Final Score: 30-27 for Waterson)

Official Result: #7 Michelle Waterson def. #10 Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori

Round One: The round begins with Vettori attacking Adesanya with leg kicks, Adesanya responds by landing leg kicks of his own. Vettori tries attacking Adesanya with a punching combination, Vettori grabs Adesanya and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Adesanya jabs away at Vettori, Vettori continues attacking Adesanya with a variety of kicks. Adesanya cracks a kicking Vettori with a right to the midsection, Adesanya accidentally pokes Vettori in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Vettori nailing Adesanya with a kick to the midsection, Adesanya goes back to kicking away at Vettori. Adesanya nails Vettori with a spinning back kick to the midsection, the fighters exchange rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adesanya

Round Two: The round begins with Vettori popping Adesanya with some lefts, Vettori grabs Adesanya and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Adesanya nails Vettori with a left, Adesanya starts attacking Vettori with some leg kicks. Vettori responds by catching Adesanya with a straight left, Adesanya cracks a kicking Vettori with an uppercut. Vettori catches a backing Adesanya with a head kick, Adesanya recovers and nails Vettori with a right to the midsection. Adesanya follows that up by nailing a swinging Vettori with a counter right, Adesanya rocks Vettori with a standing elbow strike to the head. Adesanya eats a few strikes before kicking Vettori in the midsection, Vettori catches Adesanya with a knee strike to the midsection. Vettori tries attacking Adesanya with some kicks to the midsection, Adesanya barely lands a spinning head kick against Vettori. Adesanya nails a swinging Vettori with a counter right hook as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Adesanya (Overall Score: 20-18 for Adesanya)

Round Three: The round begins with Vettori swinging away at Adesanya, Adesanya then cracks Vettori with a left. Vettori scores a takedown on Adesanya and he gets the half guard, Adesanya eats some strikes as he gets Vettori in his full guard. Adesanya wall walks to his feet and Vettori gets him against the cage wall, Vettori scores another takedown on Adesanya and he gets the open guard. Adesanya scrambles back to his feet and Vettori holds him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Vettori and Adesanya swinging away at each other, Adesanya catches Vettori with a knee strike to the midsection. Vettori catches a swinging Adesanya with a counter left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Vettori (Final Score: 29-28 for Adesanya)

Official Result: Israel Adesanya def. Marvin Vettori by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

#12 Carlos Condit vs. Alex Oliveira

Round One: The round begins with Oliveira attacking Condit with a high kick, Condit starts attacking Oliveira with leg kicks. Oliveira nails a charging Condit with a counter right, Oliveira grabs Condit and he gets him against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Oliveira settles in the half guard position against Condit, Condit eventually traps Oliveira in his full guard. Condit scrambles to his feet before scoring a takedown against Oliveira, Condit starts attacking Oliveira with ground and pound. Condit gains back control against a scrambling Oliveira, Condit goes for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Condit

Round Two: The round begins with Oliveira scoring a takedown on a kicking Condit, Oliveira starts attacking Condit with ground and pound. Oliveira postures up and Condit nails him with some up kicks, Condit scrambles to his feet and Oliveira gets him against the cage wall before scoring another takedown. Condit scrambles and Oliveira attacks him with elbow strikes, Condit gets up and he scores a takedown on Oliveira. Condit starts attacking Oliveira with his own ground and pound, Oliveira scrambles to his feet and he catches Condit in a standing guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Alex Oliveira def. #12 Carlos Condit by submission via guillotine choke (3:17, R2)

#5 Dustin Poirier vs. #6 Justin Gaethje

Round One: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Poirier with leg kicks, Poirier nails Gaethje with a three punch combination. Gaethje continuously assaults Poirier with leg kick after leg kick, Gaethje trips up a swinging Poirier with leg kicks. Poirier tries keeping Gaethje at bay by throwing jabs, Poirier attacks Gaethje with a multiple strike combination. Gaethje attempts a combination against Poirier as well, Gaethje then pops Poirier with a left hook and a right. Poirier eats more kicks while attacking Gaethje with punches, Poirier cracks a kicking Gaethje with some lefts. Poirier nails Gaethje with a right to the midsection, Poirier continues attacking the midsection of Gaethje. Poirier eats more kicks before kicking Gaethje in the midsection, Poirier nails Gaethje with multiple punching combinations. The fighters swinging away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Poirier

Round Two: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Poirier with a multiple punch combination, Poirier attacks a ducking Gaethje with a head kick. Gaethje goes back to attacking Poirier with those leg kicks, Poirier cracks Gaethje with a two punch combination. Gaethje pokes Poirier in the eye and the fight is halted, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Poirier catches a swinging Gaethje with a counter strike combination, Gaethje starts attacking Poirier with combinations of his own. The fighters just start having wild striking exchanges, Poirier nails Gaethje with a left hook to the midsection. Poirier backs up Gaethje with a multiple punch combinations, the fighters clinch and swing away at each other. Poirier continues catching Gaethje with punching combination, Poirier then hits a swinging Gaethje with a right. Poirier occasionally goes for the takedown against Gaethje, Gaethje cracks Poirier with a rolling head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gaethje (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Poirier with some leg kicks, Poirier starts popping Gaethje with some lefts. Gaethje charges at Poirier while throwing strikes, Poirier scores a takedown and Gaethje gets right back up. Poirier starts attacking the midsection of Gaethje with punches, Gaethje rocks a winging Poirier witha  counter right hook. Poirier gets defensive and he swings away at an approaching Gaethje, Gaethje gets Poirier against the cage wall while landing knee strikes. The fighters separate and they just swing away at each other, Gaethje continues attacking Poirier with leg kicks. Poirier nails Gaethje with a standing elbow strike to the head, Gaethje accidentally pokes Poirier in the eye and the fight is halted. The referee decides to take a point from Gaethje for the eye poke, the action resumes with the fighters jabbing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Gaethje (Overall Score: 28-28 for Draw)

Round Four: The round begins with Gaethje attacking Poirier with a two punch combination, Poirier rocks a swinging Gaethje with a counter left. Poirier absolutely destroys Gaethje with a plethora of strikes until Gaethje goes down and the referee stops the fight.

Official Result: #5 Dustin Poirier def. #6 Justin Gaethje by TKO via strikes (0:33, R4)

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