Eddie Alvarez Throws Illegal Shot And Dustin Poirier Goes OFF And Merks Him In Rd 2
Given their first fight ended the way it did, it should surprise nobody that the 2nd fight between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez had a little bit of controversy in their rematch.
After Alvarez (29-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) gave up a full mount against Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) by throwing illegal 12-to-6 elbows that ended up the referee standing the pair up and Poirier took advantage in a big way.
No longer stuck against the fence and having Alvarez mounted, Poirier landed a punch, a knee to the body, and then an absolute barrage of jabs until Alvarez finally was put away.
UFC on FOX: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 took place July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
12-6 elbow rule is dumb, but of the variety of strikes Alvarez could have chosen in that position… that is basically self-sabotage. #UFCCalgary
— guyandsuch (@guyandsuch) July 29, 2018
Proof that 12-6 elbow rule is fuckin bullshit #UFCCalgary
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) July 29, 2018
Within 18 months Dustin Poirier has defeated:
– Jim Miller
– Anthony Pettis
– Justin Gaethje
– Eddie Alvarez
If that doesn't warrant a title shot, I don't know what does. He should wait and face the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 29, 2018
— Mario Yamasaki (@refyamasaki) July 29, 2018
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) July 29, 2018
— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) July 29, 2018
UFC didn't ban 12-6 elbows last week y'all. Fighters have had 18 years to adjust. #UFCCalgary
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) July 29, 2018
Dustin Poirier stops Eddie Alvarez to become Most Violent Fighter in the UFC. This man should only step back in the Octagon if there’s 12 pounds of gold on the line. He’s done enough. #UFCCalgary
— Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) July 29, 2018
— Jessica 👊🤘 (@reneejess0205) July 29, 2018
“I’ll never quit in here. I’ll die in here. This is who I am. I live for this,” Poirier said, responding to comments Alvarez made ahead of the fight in regard to their first meeting. “The elbow landed on my shoulder. … Don’t throw a 12-to-6 elbow, just like don’t knee a downed opponent.
“Just look at my track record: Eddie Alvarez, former champ. Anthony Pettis, former champ. Justin Gaethje, former (WSOF) champ. Eddie Alvarez, former champ. What more do I have to do (to get a title shot)?”
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