UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 July 27, 2023 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, Dustin Poirier will face Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 291.

This lightweight bout will be held at Delta Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

Fight time is set 10:00PM EDT.

Both men were destined to meet again after their first encounter five years ago.

They have come a long way after their first bout.

Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje are hoping that this fight would be their ticket to another championship opportunity.

Both of them are eager two win over the weekend and Justin Gaethje would like to have a different result after his knockdown loss in their first meeting.

Both fighter are seasoned veterans in the octagon.

Dustin Poirier has won over Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler.

Likewise, Justin Gaethje also scored big wins against Donald Cerrone, Tony Ferguson, James Vick, Edson Barbosa and Rafael Fiziev.

Both are high-level strikers and expect a lot of exchanges during the match.

Their first fight was a blockbuster but their 2nd match has a higher stake and more action-packed.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Dustin Poirier as the favorite to win over Justin Gaethje in the event of UFC 291 this coming Saturday.

Fight Stats

TomDustin Poirier #2 Justin Gaethje #3
29-7-0, 1NC Record 25-4-0
Win Last Fight Win
5' 9" Height 5' 11"
167.00 LBS Weight 170.00 LBS
72" Reach 70"
40.5" Leg Reach 40"
50% Significant Strikes 60%
54% Strikes Defense 53%
36% Takedown Accuracy 25%
63% Takedown Defense 75%

UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2

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