What is Conor McGregor's UFC record?
Ahead of Conor McGregor's 14th UFC bout against Dustin Poirier on Saturday, 10 July, we take a look at the Dubliner's record inside the octagon to date.
McGregor was the victor when the pair first locked horns in September 2014, with the Notorious winning via a technical knockout in less than two minutes. Six years later at UFC 257 in January, Poirier levelled things up, knocking McGregor out in the third minute of the second round after having particularly worked on the Irishman’s legs with a series of kicks to the calves that left him with a swollen shin.
That loss was the fifth of McGregor’s professional MMA career, and his third since becoming a UFC fighter in 2013, with the Dubliner going into Saturday’s fight against Poirier with a career record of 22-5-0.
McGregor’s UFC record
McGregor participated in 14 professional MMA fights before joining the UFC, in which he won 12 and lost two, with those two defeats coming at the hands of Artemij Sitenkov and Joseph Duffy.
Since joining the UFC in 2013, the 32-year-old has had 13 fights and holds a UFC record of 10-3-0. Saturday’s matchup against Poirier will be the 14th fight of his UFC career, but just his second in over two and a half years.
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McGregor won first seven in a row
McGregor burst onto the UFC scene with seven straight wins in his first seven fights, the most of famous of which was his victory over then-title-holder Jose Aldo in December 2015, whom he beat via knockout in just the 13th second of the first round to take the UFC featherweight belt from the legendary Brazilian fighter.
Six of those first seven victories came via knockout, with Max Holloway the only fighter managing to go the distance with McGregor, who won that fight -- the second of his UFC career in August, 2013 -- by unanimous decision after the three-round contest.
McGregor vs Diaz and Khabib
McGregor suffered his first UFC defeat in his eighth fight in March 2016, where Nate Diaz forced a submission from the Irishman in the last minute of the second round with a rear naked choke hold. The Notorious went onto defeat Diaz by majority decision in the rematch in August 2016 before beating Eddie Alverez via technical knockout in the lightweight championship bout three months later.
After a two-year hiatus, McGregor returned to the octagon to defend his lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. Khabib consigned the Irishman to his second defeat of his UFC career (and third professional defeat overall), which again came by way of submission as the Russian managed a neck crank in the fourth minute of the fourth round that forced his opponent to tap out.
Following that crushing defeat, McGregor again took a two-year break before returning to beat Donal Cerrone inside 40 seconds of the first round in January 2020. Then came his aforementioned second fight against Poirier in January, where Louisiana proved to be the surprising winner. Following that defeat, McGregor will be eager to avoid losing two consecutive fights for the first time in his professional career when the pair meet for the third time on Saturday.