The top of the UFC on FOX 30 billing just witnessed Dustin Poirier taking out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their rematch. The first round was rather melo, but come round two, that all changed. Alvarez found top position after a botched guillotine from Poirier, but an illegal 12-6 elbow from Alvarez forced the referee to bring the bout back to its feet. That’s when Poirier clipped his foe with a knee that set up the wild finishing sequence that earned Poirier the victory.
Check out Mookie Alexander’s play-by-play of Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez:
Round 2 – Alvarez coming out aggressively and pressuring. Poirier gets caught by a spinning backfist. Right hook glance off of Alvarez’s head. Eddie goes for the neck and Poirier is free. Now Poirier jumps on a guillotine choke, Marc Goddard forces Alvarez not to grab the fence. Poirier on the ground going for the finish but to no avail. Alvarez is free and back to his feet. Dustin goes for it again and it fails again. Poirier in danger of giving up his back in the ensuing scramble. Alvarez going for a neck crank! Poirier looks to be fine, but Alvarez adjusts. He can’t get the choke but he advances to full mount. Marc Goddard stands them up after Alvarez lands a very obvious 12-to-6 elbow. They’re back to standing again and Poirier hurts Alvarez with a knee and punches! What a combination! Poirier throwing big shots against the fence and Alvarez is firing back. Huge knees by Poirier! Another knee! Alvarez still standing but he’s badly hurt. Poirier with a knee to the body. Alvarez still not finished yet! This is insane! Poirier pouring on the pressure and it’s an avalanche of strikes! Alvarez is out on his feet and this time he’s down and it’s over! Dustin Poirier with the TKO!!! No doubt about this outcome!
Official result: Dustin Poirier def. Eddie Alvarez by TKO (strikes) at 4:05 of round 2
This was the beginning of the end for Alvarez:
Things started to heat up at the end of round 1: