UFC lightweights Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje put on a stunning fight of the year contender over the weekend. Now a photo of Poirier’s brutalized face following their octagon war is making its way around the internet.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, April 14. The world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion hosted the highly anticipated fight card of UFC on FOX 29 from inside Glendale’s Gila River Arena.
Headlining the night’s event, Gaethje and Poirier entered an intense brawl for division dominance. The fighters spent little time grappling on the canvas, choosing instead to meet in the center of the octagon and trade shots for nearly four full rounds.
Finally, in the fourth round, Poirier managed to put his opponent away for a stunning TKO victory. Of course, the big win came at a cost.
Both fighters were pretty banged up by the end of the match, but Poirier appears to have broken his nose and suffered some serious swelling and bruising on his face. Check it out in the image below: