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UFC Fight Night 76 complete fighter breakdown, Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier edition

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MMAmania.com resident fighter analyst Andrew Richardson breaks down the mixed martial arts (MMA) game of UFC Fight Night 76 headliner Dustin Poirier, who looks to announce himself as a top Lightweight this Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Former Featherweight contender, Dustin Poirier, will attempt the crush the hype train of talented Irishman, Joe Duffy, this Saturday (Oct. 24, 2015) at UFC Fight Night 76 inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Poirier first dropped down to 145 pounds back in 2010, making a few things clear rather quickly. Most important, “The Diamond” is a skilled and highly entertaining fighter, tearing through some tough competition in memorable battles.

However, Poirier also came up short in his most important match ups across his four years in the weight class. Looking for a change, Poirier jumped back to Lightweight at the beginning of the year, and the results have been dramatic.

In his two fights, Poirier has scored consecutive, brutal knockout victories, and he’s looking for a third here.

Let’s take a look at Poirier’s skill set and see how he matches up:

Striking

Poirier may not be the most technical striker, but he’s a damn nasty one. The Louisianan bruiser is highly aggressive, always willing to ….View original article