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Sunday, Jul 30, 2023

UFC 291: Justin Gaethje Takes BMF Title With Head Kick

Justin Gaethje kicking Dustin Poirier (image via UFC/Twitter)

By FCF Staff

Justin Gaethje has secured the UFC’s BMF title, and the lightweight contender did so in electrifying fashion.

Gaethje faced Dustin Poirier for the ceremonial belt in the headliner of UFC 291, and finished the fight with a head kick in round two.

With the win, Gaethje avenged his 2018, fourth-round stoppage loss to Poirier.

Here are the complete results for the event, which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah.

UFC 291

Justin Gaethje def. Dustin Poirier via knockout (head kick) – Round 2, 1:00
Alex Pereira def. Jan Blachowicz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:33
Bobby Green def. Tony Ferguson via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:54
Kevin Holland def. Michael Chiesa via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 2:39
Gabriel Bonfim def. Trevin Giles via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:13
CJ Vergara def. Vinicius Salvador via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Roman Kopylov def. Claudio Ribeiro via knockout (head kick) – Round 2, 0:33
Jake Matthews def. Darrius Flowers via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:37
Uros Medic def. Matthew Semelsberger via TKO (elbow, punches) – Round 3, 2:36
Miranda Maverick def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 2:11

Results via MMA Junkie.com.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:38 am
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