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Gaethje Claims BMF Title with Thunderous Knockout at UFC 291

Read about Justin Gaethje’s thunderous knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. Get all the highlights and results from the event in Salt Lake City.

UFC 291 in Salt Lake City delivered on its promise of violence and excitement, with Justin Gaethje claiming the ceremonial BMF title in the main event. Gaethje secured a thunderous head-kick knockout victory over Dustin Poirier, putting an exclamation mark on an incredible night of fights.

The event showcased a total of 11 fights, with only two making it to the judges’ scorecards. Each finish provided a unique spotlight for the victorious fighters, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.

Gaethje’s victory was particularly sweet, as he avenged a previous loss to Poirier in violent fashion. The win puts Gaethje in a prime position to challenge for the lightweight title once again, with a potential matchup against the winner of the Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira rematch in October.

In other notable bouts, Alex Pereira made a successful light heavyweight debut, earning a split decision victory over Jan Blachowicz. This win sets Pereira up for a shot at the vacant title in the 205-pound division.

Derrick Lewis also made a triumphant return to form, securing a quick TKO victory over Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Lewis celebrated his win by taking off his shorts, adding an entertaining twist to the night.

Bobby Green and Kevin Holland also had impressive performances, both scoring submission victories. Green submitted Tony Ferguson with a head and arm triangle in the third round, while Holland secured a first-round d’arce choke against Michael Chiesa.

The UFC 291 fight card also featured notable wins for Gabriel Bonfim, CJ Vergara, Roman Kopylov, Jake Matthews, Uros Medic, and Miranda Maverick. Each fighter showcased their skills and determination, leaving a lasting impression on the fans.

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UFC 291 Fight Results

Fighters Result Method Round
Justin Gaethje Def. Dustin Poirier Knockout (head kick) Round 2
Alex Pereira Def. Jan Blachowicz Split Decision Round 3
Derrick Lewis Def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima TKO (punches) Round 1
Bobby Green Def. Tony Ferguson Submission (head and arm triangle) Round 3
Kevin Holland Def. Michael Chiesa Submission (d’arce choke) Round 1
Gabriel Bonfim Def. Trevin Giles Submission (guillotine choke) Round 1
CJ Vergara Def. Vinicius Salvador Unanimous Decision Round 3
Roman Kopylov Def. Claudio Ribeiro Knockout (head kick) Round 2
Jake Matthews Def. Darrius Flowers Submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2
Uros Medic Def. Matthew Semelsberger TKO (punches) Round 3
Miranda Maverick Def. Priscila Cachoeira Submission (armbar) Round 3