Gaethje’s stunning knockout victory over Poirier sets him up for a title shot. Get the latest updates on the UFC lightweight division and the upcoming title fight.
Gaethje’s Stunning Knockout Victory Sets Up Title Shot
At the recent UFC 291 pay-per-view event, the lightweight division saw some major developments. With the confirmation of a rematch between current champion Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira, former interim champions Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje faced off to determine the next contender. The highly anticipated fight took place in Salt Lake City, with the winner earning a shot at the undisputed title and the coveted BMF belt.
In their first encounter in 2018, Gaethje fell short against Poirier. However, in the rematch, he emerged victorious in spectacular fashion. In the second round, Gaethje delivered a devastating head kick that knocked out his opponent from Louisiana. This impressive win solidified Gaethje’s position as the next challenger for the lightweight championship.
Now, Gaethje is expected to await the outcome of the UFC 294 PPV headliner to determine his opponent for the title fight. However, according to the UFC’s lead play-by-play commentator, this result will be disappointing for another fighter who was also vying for a chance to face the current champion.
Stay tuned for more updates on the lightweight division and the upcoming title fight.
- Justin Gaethje secures a knockout victory over Dustin Poirier
- Gaethje earns a shot at the lightweight title
- The rematch takes place in Salt Lake City
- Gaethje’s win disappoints another fighter hoping for a title shot
- Justin Gaethje
- Dustin Poirier
- UFC lightweight division
- Title shot