“I fought like an idiot.” Gati underestimated Poirier and flew into a knockout
Jul 29, 2023 07:15 pm UTC Audio Version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Five years later, Brilliant and Highlight will meet in the title for a unique belt.
On the night of July 30, one of the biggest stars not only at lightweight, but in the entire UFC promotion, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, will have a rematch that will bring the winner the BMF belt and, most likely, another shot. to the title. . The meeting between Diamond and Highlight headlines one of the most anticipated tournaments of this summer – UFC 291.
Five years ago, Poirier and Gati already met in the Octagon, but then they were at completely different poles. Dustin was a fighter with a lot of experience in the UFC. He approached that fight with a baggage of 19 fights in the promotion. Gaethje only had two fights in the best league in the world. He walked after the knockout loss.
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Such a significant difference in experience did not prevent the future contenders for the BMF belt from having a brilliant and spectacular fight. From the start of the fight, Poirier interrupted Gati in the stance. Justin tried several times to get close at close range, but was instantly struck several times over the head and backed away. Gaethje worked, in fact, only cutting low kicks, which gradually slowed Poirier down. In the first two rounds, the more experienced Dustin confidently defeated the opponent, confirming the thesis that his striking technique is much better. At the same time, it cannot be said that Gaethje did not attack the “upper floors”. He didn’t work with the same precision and skill as Poirier, but he also managed to land some heavy shots.
After two uncompromising five-minute low kicks, Gaethje paid off, and Poirier really began to experience big trouble even staying upright. Justin took advantage of the fact that his opponent slowed down and took the third round, but he unintentionally punched Poirier in the eye, for which he lost a point.
And in the fourth round came the denouement, as brilliant as the fight itself. Gati, early in the segment, went on the attack and ran into a powerful left side, which sent Justin into a standing knockout. The next minute, Gati only tried in vain to dodge Porrier’s punches, but Herb Dean finally stopped the beating. In this fight, Highlight and Diamond for two delivered 289 pointed blows. It is definitely worth seeing again.
Porrier and Gaethje have no chance of winning the title while Makhachev is around:
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“Our first fight was five years ago and it doesn’t matter anymore. So I fought like an idiot, but every next fight is not like the last. We will have 25 minutes, that is important. I don’t know what will happen exactly, but I am preparing myself for 25 minutes of hell, because I know that I am fighting against a real beast”, Gati said a few weeks ago.
Porrier believes that if she and Justin haven’t improved in five years, then it was all for nothing. Tonight, we have every reason to expect an equally brilliant and bloody revenge duel. It can’t be any different with these guys.