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Dustin Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

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Posted at 11:08 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 01:14:18-05

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round at UFC 257.

Poirier avenged his loss to the Irish superstar in 2014 with a knockout victory in their rematch.

Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Conor McGregor, left, and Dustin Poirier, exchange hits during their mixed martial arts bout in Las Vegas. UFC President Dana White confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday, Nov. 19,2020, that McGregor has officially signed an agreement for a probable 155-pound fight with Poirier, ending McGregor's latest retirement from mixed martial arts. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Poirier caught McGregor with a series of shots to the head before buckling his knees with two left hands.

Poirier then sent McGregor to the canvas with a short right hand and finished it swiftly, setting off stunned excitement among the few thousand screaming fans allowed inside the Etihad Arena on Yas Island.