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THE DIAMOND DROPS GAETHJE

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Sometimes fights live up to their hype; UFC ON FOX 29- GLENDALE‘s main event between lightweight contenders JUSTIN GAETHJE and DUSTIN POIRIER absolutely did. The pair battered and bruised each other early and often. Dustin pre-fight said he didn’t want a fire fight but that’s exactly what he got sucked into. Dustin threw hands early while Justin chewed up Poirier’s lead leg. That forced Poirier to change stances for a couple of seconds for the remainder of the fight. After the second accidental eye poke from Gaethje; referee HERB DEAN had no choice but to take a point away. Had the fight gone to the scorecards that very well could have had an effect on the outcome. But much like in the Eddie Alvarez fight; Justin got caught which brought the fight to a close. But not to the body like Eddie did. Justin wobbled Poirier a couple of times but early in the 4th round Dustin landed a left that rocked Justin backwards and Poirier went after him throwing combos till Herb Dean jumped in at 33 seconds to stop the fight.

The win was Dustin’s 12 via KO/TKO. Poirier then requested to be given a title shot vs KHABIB. What is a more likely scenario is that he gets the winner of BARBOZA/LEE next week in Atlantic City. While the Gaethje probably gets the loser of that fight. Should it wind up being Barboza-Dustin; one hopes that Poirier decides to check some kicks; as Edson is way more dangerous than Gaethje when it comes to kicks.

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