The anticipated trilogy struggle by Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor ended dramatically however subdued at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, with “The Infamous” struggling a TKO defeat after breaking his leg on the finish of the primary spherical. .
‘The Diamond’ dominated many of the first 5 minutes, having fun with the dominant and hanging dominant place with a basic ‘land and pound’. But the important thing second got here simply seconds earlier than the top of the opening spherical when McGregor, who had first landed some robust kicks together with his left leg, twisted his left ankle as he placed on weight and appeared to kick his stinzu. The arrest of a health care provider and the TKO victory for Poirier was the inevitable consequence.
“There’s no getting caught up in trash-talking, however homicide is one thing you don’t should clown round, there’s no going again from that,” Poirier stated, referring to McGregor’s promise that he would attempt to kill your opponent within the struggle.
“Do not speak to folks like that, man.” I hope this man comes dwelling for his stunning household. “
Crushed, bloodied and with a damaged leg, McGregor might solely resort to non-public insult on the finish and stated, “This isn’t over.”
Nevertheless, “The Infamous” has gained solely one in every of its final 4 UFC fights – and even that was towards Donald Cerrone, who has did not win any of his final six video games – and his performances within the Octagon. they’re now not on the opposite hype. It is going to be a protracted street again to MMA relevance for the 32-year-old Irishman.
Earlier, the co-main occasion had Gilbert Burns put in a powerful tactical efficiency to defeat Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in his welterweight bout. Thompson landed essentially the most spectacular pictures, however the Brazilian had the best quantity of pictures and had vital floor management on the finish of every spherical.
Early main card video games noticed Sean O’Malley defeat fellow bantam heavyweight Kris Moutinho with a third-round TKO; Irene Aldana defeated Yana Kunitskaya within the first spherical of her heavyweight battle; and Tai Tuivasa killed his heavyweight teammate Gregg Hardy with a left-handed thrombus hook for a first-round tie.
A spotlight of the preliminary spherical was South African Dricus du Plessis who defeated Trevin Giles within the middleweight division with a second-round KO – sealed by a large right-footed shot whereas the Pretoria native blew up the fencing. Octagon.
“I’ve had a variety of success with the left hook up to now, the correct hand additionally has the ability, and I’ve been unimaginable to be right here, what a card and what a spectacular kind to struggle,” du Plessis stated in his submit. -fighting interview. “Dricus du Plessis, keep in mind the identify, will likely be a well-known identify within the high 10 very quickly.”
The subsequent UFC occasion is a Evening of Wrestle on the APEX Construction in Las Vegas on the morning of Sunday, July 18, titled from a light-weight conflict between Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises.
UFC 264 – Principal outcomes of the cardboard:
– Principal occasion: Liguria: Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor through TKO (physician’s arrest; leg fracture), R1, 5 p.m.:
– Welterweight: Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson by unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), R3, 5 p.m.
– Heavy: Tai Tuivasa def. Gregg Hardy through KO (fists), R1, 1:07:
– Weight reduction: Irene Aldana bat. Yana Kunitskaya through TKO (fist), R1, 4:35:
– Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho through TKO (fist), R3, 4:33: