Dustin Poirier To Appeal Saturday’s Fight, Believes Alvarez Should Have Been DQ’d For Illegal Knee

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held UFC 211 last night. The Dallas, Texas event went down inside the American Airlines Center. While the night had a packed main card, on of the night’s preliminary fights has gotten people talking.

In the final preliminary match of the night, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez faced Dustin Poirier. Both mixed martial artists put on impressive displays in the first round, alluding to an exhilarating bout. However, things quickly came to an end.

In the second round, Eddie Alvarez pressured his opponent into the fence. Then, the former champion began landing knees to the head of his opponent. The strikes were largely considered by the fight’s spectators as illegal blows to a downed opponent.

The fight was stopped, as Dustin Poirier was determined as unable to continue after the strikes. Then, the fight reached an unexpected conclusion. Instead of the bout being determined a victory in Poirier’s favor by way of disqualification, the bout was ruled as a no contest.

Now, it has been reported that Dustin Poirier will be challenging the official decision. Ariel Helwani reported by way of Twitter, “According to his team, @DustinPoirier will be appealing yesterday’s NC contest ruling w/ the TX commission. They believe it should be a DQ.”