Eddie Alvarez Throws Illegal Shot And Dustin Poirier Goes OFF And Merks Him In Rd 2

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.

“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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