Conor McGregor breaks ankle in second straight loss to Dustin Poirier

Andy Restrepo

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Conor McGregor loses to Dustin Poirier by TKO via doctor stoppage

UFC 264: The Trilogy - as it happened

Conor McGregor loses to Dustin Poirier via doctor stoppage. The Notorious broke his ankle and couldn't continue the fight. This is not the ending that The Trilogy deserved but is one that is as crazy as this feud between these two guys.

One thing is for sure, they don't like each other at all. For the sport this is good. There is no way that this story is over. Conor McGregor was obviously disappointed, and it seems crazy to think that he will accept this as a loss. The Irishman has already said that he only accepts knockouts, so it is only normal to think that this is a lost that he won't accept either

For Dustin, he was winning this bout before Conor broke his ankle. He is the number one ranking UFC fighter, and it is a shame that he couldn't continue to fight in order to settle the question of who is better. Convincing him of a fourth fight presents itself a challenge that Dana White will have to handle with care.

Both fighters are 32 years old, but tonight one fighter looked like he was ready, fresh, and at a great moment in his life, while the other appeared to be tired, lost, and unable to find his rhythm. The truth is that since McGregor took that fight against Mayweather, he hasn't been able to get back to his level. The Notorious has only won one out of his last three fights, with today's fight, that extends to one in four.

This is not over, and we can only hope to see a deserved resolution to this feud, to this battle, between two guys who don't like each other and that are different as one can be

UFC 264: Results in full

Main card

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor - Winner Dustin Poirier by doctor stoppage

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson - Winner Gilbert Burns by decision

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy - Winner Tai Tuivasa by TKO

Women's bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya - Winner Irene Aldana by TKO

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho - Winner Sean O'Malley by TKO

Prelims

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin - Winner Max Griffin by decision

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira - Winner Michel Pereira by decision

Featherweight: Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria - Winner Ilia Topuria by KO/TKO

Middleweight: Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis - Winner Dricus Du Plessis by KO/TKO

Early Prelims

Women's flyweight: Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye - Winner Jennifer Maia by decision

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares - Winner Brad Tavares by decision

Flyweight: Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera - Winner Zhalgas Zumagulov by submission

Round 1

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

And the fight gets underway!

Nice left hook by Dustin to the face of Conor

Dustin is in trouble. He's grappled by Conor

Dustin gets out and pummels Conor, nice elbow to the face as McGregor is on the floor

Incredible foot to the face by Conor to get out !!!!!! Dustin can't seem to get his air

But Dustin gets on top and pummels Conor as he was on the ground, still

Conor seems to have broken his ankle, and that's how he fell down!

The fight is over! The ref has called it. Conor McGregor broke his ankle and can't continue

If the fight goes the distance, Dustin has more chances of winning. He is much better at grappling and is a great boxer. But Conor is the one man punch Knockout king. He can land one good hit. Dustin is going to be in trouble.

Dustin with the moves. Ready to dethrone the king

Face of fury!

The Trilogy will come to an end tonight!!

Folks, the moment is here. The fight everyone is here to see is about to take place.

The king against the contender, the young lion against the old lion. The wait is over. The fight of the year is upon us.

Who will win? Who will be the face of the sport?

Ex-president Donald Trump is in Las Vegas to see the fight. The crowd chants USA as he makes it to his seat

Round 3

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Nice kick by Wonderboy to the stomach and knocks the air out off Burns

Wonderboy is in trouble now. He is on the floor grappled by Burns

Burns hits Wonderboy on the stomach as Wonderboy tries to get out

Burns!!! The Brazilian pummels Thompson as the bell rings and wins the last round

The crowd booed Burns as he wins the fight by decision

 

 

Round 2

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Big kick by Burn but misses

Burns is lookig for Wonderboy's legs but misses and gest a high kick to the face by Thompson

The crowd is booing as the fighters don't approach each other

Wonderboy connect a kick to the face but barely does any damage

Right hand punch by thompson as he takes Wonderboy to the ground

Round 1

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

Burns comes out with high kicks trying to avoid Thompsom's style

Burns tries to take Wonderboy Thomspon to the ground but no dice

The Brazilian takes down Thompson. Gilbert Burns as a Jiu Jitsu master he wants to go for the grapple

Wonderboy gets out and his leg is free from the grapple by Burns

Burns connects a left hook to face as Wonderboy gets out of the grapple

Conor McGregor getting ready for the fight that will define his career. Does he still have it in him to win?

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

In less than 30 minutes, The Trilogy will take place, and we will know if Conor Mcgregor still has it or if the Notorious has passed his prime and his best years are behind him.

Those 30 minutes will tell the world if Poirier is as good as the Notorious and will be the face of the industry or will he succumb the king of the sport.

Mean! Mean punch

The A listers are getting to their seats for the main event coming up. Comedic legend Dave Chappelle doesn't want to miss this one!

Round 1

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

And the fight is over! In less than a minute, Tai Tuivasa lands a mean left punch to Hardy's eye and shuts it completely. Greg Hardy hits the floor and can't get up.

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

Coming up!

Conor McGregor makes his arrival. Looking fresh as ever and ready to rumble.

Round 1

Women's bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya

Yana comes out with low kicks to the ribs working on Aldana stamina

High elbow to the face and missed by Yana

Nice left hook by Aldana and down goes Yana

The fight is over!!!!! Aldana wins by TKO

Aldana's boxing skills just took over, and she landed a nice left hook to Yana that left her with no chance to be able to get back on the fight. The Mexican wins within a minute into the fight.

 

Maybe Moutinho should of finished the fight?

Amazing performance by Kris Moutinho. He only had 11 days to prepare for this fight. The Portuguese was a replacement for this fight and won the hearts of all ala Rocky Balboa!

Kris Moutinho winning hearts

Round 3

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

Moutinho! Unless he can have a knockout he will lose this fight. But his heart, he keeps coming even as O'Malley keeps landing punches and punches

O'Malley is just keeping Moutinho at bay, low kicks to the body and legs to keep him away to avoid a knockout

The crowd is up from their chairs and cheering Moutinho as he almost landed a knockout punch

And the ref calls the fight! Moutinho is not happy, but his bloody face says otherwise. With 30s left, the crowd is not happy with the decision to call it. They wanted to give Moutinho the chance to finish the fight

Round 2

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

Moutinho comes out swinging, kick and kick and kick!!!

Nice right by Moutinho to the face and O'Malley keeps dancing on the octagon. This is his fight it appears

O'Malley calmly keeps landing punches while Moutinho keeps going wild. O'Malley seems to be tiring Moutinho

Moutinho is winning hearts as he keeps pushing forward

 

Round 1

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

What a fight! O'Malley takes down Moutinho right at the end of the round!

And he is saved by the literaly

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

Alright folks, the main card coming up

Main Card coming

The Trilogy

For Poirier, this fight is the moment to say I am the new king of UFC, and I am ready to retire the Conor McGregor. Trilogies are important because it is usually when a younger challenger rises over that champ who is on his way down.

For McGregor, the fight is "do or die." If he loses this, it can be said that he is past his prime. The Irishman has only one out of the last three fights he has been and only two of the previous five if we count his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

Dustin Poirier has arrived and he seems ready to go!!

Fly high Michel Pereira

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin

And Max Griffin win by decision and a very uneventful fight that was won by tactical discipline

Round 3

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin

Griffin starts throwing punches but doesn't land much

Condit is going down! Griffin has him on the ground and tries to grapple him

The round is over and not much to this fight

Round 2

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin

Nice high kick by Condit to the face. He keeps looking for this strategy as he likes Griffin far away from him

One-two combination by Condit, who gets Griffin to slip but quickly gets up

Griffin is looking to hit Condit on the ribs and making him get tired

The round is over and not much happened

Round 1

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin

Griffin starts with low kicks to Carlos Condit's knees

Nice high kick to the jaw by Carlos, not strong enough to cause damage but nicely landed

A very even fight. Griffin keeps dancing and Condit trhows kicks

Griffin lands a right punch to the jaw and takes Condit down!!!

Condit gets out from being pummeled, and the round is over!

Jessica Eye's forehead after a head collision

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira

And Pereira wins the fight! Niko Price was not happy with the decision. The Brazilian keeps his three winning streak

Round 3

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira

Niko Price receives a punch next to the groin and the fight has to be stopped for a second

Niko has come out swinging and won't go down easy. High kick to the face that barely misses

Right kick to the chest by Niko!

Pereira, who was dominating the last two rounds, seems to be ready for the bell can't escape Niko's kicks

The round is over !!!! And Niko Price takes this one. A very even fight that can go either way

Round 2

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira

Pereira grapples and holds Niko on the ground!

Niko can't get out, he is about to submit!

Nice turn by Pereira who is giving a beating to Niko on the ground with a combination of punches!

WOW!! Niko Price gets out! He was done for

40 seconds left and both fighters seem ready for the round to be over

The round is over, and Pereira takes this one too. But you have to give it to Niko Price who was able to hold on and keep fighting to the end.

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira

Pereira takes the fight to Niko Price! He is dancing well on the octagon.

Price tries to land a right high kick but misses, and Niko puts him on the ground.

Pereira has 20 kicks in this fight, while Niko only has 9!

 

Jennifer Maia beats Jessica Eye

Jennifer Maia destroys Jessica Eye

Dricus Du Plessis next UFC superstar?

Featherweight: Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria

First Round and Topuria dominates

Right knee to the face by Hall but misses

Back kick by hall but misses

Topuria wins! A missed kick by hall and Topuria takes him to the grown and pummels him

Jennifer Maia wins the fight and leaves Jessica Eye with a bloody face.

Middleweight: Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis

Another clash of heads. A very evenly matched fight. Du Plessis seems to be more in charge and keeps moving around the octagon.

And the fight is over! An amazing right hand by Du Plessis to win the fight, a straight knockout!

Stephen A. Smith

 

Brad Tavares wins by split decision against the Russian Omari Akhmedov.

Women's flyweight: Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye

The first round seems to go to Jennifer Maia. The Brazilian was able to land a right knee to the jaw of the American, who now has a small cut.

Clash of heads in the second round. The American keeps struggling as the Brazilian keeps landing kicks. Jessica has a cut right on her forehead from the clash of heads.

The third round and fight go to Jennifer Maia. She overpowered the American in all facets of the fight.

Jessica Eye finished with a bloody face from a deep cut on her forehead.

Women's flyweight: Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye

 

Middleweight: Hu Yaozong vs. Alen Amedovski

Hu Yaozong wins the first fight of UFC 264 with an unusual submission technique.

 

 

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares

First round seems to go to Tavares, with great defense. The American was able to get a one-two over the russian.

Second round goes to the Russian who appears to be in better form, Tavares looks a bit more tired.

The third round goes to the American with an amazing right kick to the face of Akhmedov. The Russian is bleeding all over the octagon.

And Brad Tavares wins the fight by split decision.

UFC Main Cards and prelims

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