Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier's Professional MMA debut
Poirier made his professional debut against Aaron Suarez on May 16, 2009, fighting on the main card of the regional circuit.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Aaron Suarez who carried a 1-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Dustin Poirier beat Aaron Suarez by KO/TKO at 1:19 of Round 1.
Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Poirier made his debut in the UFC against Josh Grispi on January 1, 2011, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC 125: Resolution having compiled a 8-1-0 professional MMA record.
Dustin Poirier beat Josh Grispi by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Poirier has gone on to fight a total of 28 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 21-6-0 with 1 no contest.
Winning the belt: UFC Interim Lightweight Championship against Max Holloway
Poirier won the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship defeating Max Holloway on April 13, 2019 at UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2.
This was Poirier's 1st UFC championship fight.
Dustin Poirier beat Max Holloway by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Lightweight Championship loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov
Poirier lost his 1st lightweight title challenge, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov on September 7, 2019 at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier.
Dustin Poirier lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by Submission at 2:06 of Round 3.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Lightweight Championship loss to Charles Oliveira
Poirier lost his 2nd lightweight title challenge, losing to Charles Oliveira on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier.
Dustin Poirier lost to Charles Oliveira by Submission at 1:02 of Round 3.
When was Dustin Poirier's last win?
Poirier's last win came against Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on Saturday November 12, 2022. Dustin Poirier beat Michael Chandler by Submission at 2:00 of Round 3. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.