Read our recap of the highly anticipated rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje at UFC 291. Gaethje delivers a devastating head kick knockout to secure the win.
Gaethje Knocks Out Poirier with Devastating Head Kick: UFC 291 Recap
The highly anticipated Lightweight rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 ended in a stunning knockout victory for Gaethje. The event, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, showcased a night full of exciting finishes, with Gaethje’s head kick becoming the highlight of the night.
In the first round, both fighters displayed their skills and determination, but it was Gaethje who took control in the second round. Just one minute into the round, Gaethje unleashed a baseball bat-like kick that connected with Poirier’s head, instantly knocking him out. The devastating knockout secured Gaethje the title of the new Baddest Motherf—ker (BMF) champion.
This victory was particularly significant for Gaethje, as it marked his redemption after losing to Poirier in April 2018. Poirier expressed his disappointment in the post-fight interview, acknowledging Gaethje’s skill and technique. Despite feeling that he is the better fighter, Poirier admitted that he was caught off guard by Gaethje’s perfectly executed kick.
With this win, Gaethje is now expected to await the outcome of the upcoming undisputed title rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira at UFC 294 on October 21, 2023. Meanwhile, Poirier will regroup and hope for a chance to face Gaethje again in the future.
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|Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje||Gaethje wins by knockout|
- Justin Gaethje knocks out Dustin Poirier with a devastating head kick in the second round.
- Gaethje becomes the new Baddest Motherf—ker (BMF) champion.
- Poirier expresses disappointment but acknowledges Gaethje’s skill.
- Gaethje seeks to face the winner of the upcoming title rematch between Makhachev and Oliveira.
- Poirier hopes for a chance to fight Gaethje again in the future.