Ending their trilogy in the most brutal and anti-climactic fashion, Conor McGregor would suffer a nasty leg injury at the end of the first round to hand Dustin Poirier the TKO win.
With both fighters operating at a high pace as they exchanged kicks with one another, Poirier would go on to land a flurry of punches on McGregor that saw the two fall into a clinch with the latter jumping on a guillotine attempt.
After a brief struggle that saw Poirier escape and remain on top raining down blows, the two fighters would eventually return to their feet with the injury occurring soon after.
With both men throwing punches at the same time, McGregor’s ankle would roll underneath him leaving his foot at a distorted angle. ‘The Notorious One’ would scream out in agony and fall to the mat just as the klaxon sounded for the end of the first stanza, ultimately bringing an abrupt end to a bout that Poirier was looking bright in.
Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO (doctor stoppage) (Round 1, 5:00)
Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy via KO (Round 1, 1:07)
Irene Aldana def. Yana Kunitskaya via TKO (Round 1, 4:35)
Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho via TKO (Round 3, 4:33)
Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Michel Pereira def. Niko Price via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Hall via KO (Round 1, 4:47)
Dricus Du Plessis def. Trevin Giles via KO (Round 2, 1:41)
Early Preliminary Card
Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 1, 2:02)