Professional MMA Record: 23-5
Date of Birth: January 19, 1989
Style Summary: Boxing/Jiu-Jitsu
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Current UFC Ranking: #8
“We fall, but we get back up because the ground is no place for a champion.”
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Poirier first started training to be a boxer in 2007. Later that year, a trip to his local MMA gym changed his life. Poirier turned pro in 2009 and was signed by WEC in 2010 after he amassed a 7-0 record. In 2011, Poirier made his UFC debut & has since proven to be one of the most elite UFC Lightweights in the world. Dustin currently holds a 22-5-1 record, is a 3 time Fight of the Night recipient, 2 time Performance of the Night recipient, and 1 time Submission of the Night recipient.
Poirier is currently ranked the #5 Lightweight in the UFC.
Poirier is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu. In striking, he uses both power shots and combinations but banks on his boxing skills much more than his kicks.