In an electrifying match at Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Justin Gaethje emerged victorious, clinching the BMF title with a knockout victory over Dustin Poirier in the second round. The two fighters had a closely contested first round, but Gaethje’s well-placed right high kick in the early stages of the second round breached Poirier’s guard and sent him down, securing the win for Gaethje.
In the co-main event of UFC 291, Alex Pereira showcased an impressive performance in the light heavyweight division, defeating former champion Jan Blachowicz in a thrilling battle. The fight was intense, and two of the three judges scored it in favor of Pereira, with a scoreline of 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.
Other notable results from UFC 291 include Derrick Lewis defeating Marcos Rogerio de Lima via TKO in the first round, Bobby Green securing a victory over Tony Ferguson with a technical submission via arm-triangle choke in the third round, and Kevin Holland submitting Michael Chiesa with a D’arce choke in the first round.
Here are all the results from UFC 291:
- Justin Gaethje defeats Dustin Poirier by KO (right high kick) at 1:00 of Round 2
- Alex Pereira defeats Jan Blachowicz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Derrick Lewis defeats Marcos Rogerio de Lima by TKO (strikes) at 0:33 of Round 1
- Bobby Green defeats Tony Ferguson by technical submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:54 of Round 3
- Kevin Holland defeats Michael Chiesa by submission (D’arce choke) at 2:39 of Round 1
- Gabriel Bonfim def. Trevin Giles by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:13 of Round 1
- CJ Vergara defeats Vinicius Salvador by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Roman Kopylov defeats Claudio Ribeiro by KO (left high kick) at 0:33 of Round 2
- Jake Matthews defeats Darrius Flowers by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of Round 2
- Uros Medic defeats Matthew Semelsberger by TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of Round 3
- Miranda Maverick defeats Priscila Cachoeira by submission (armbar) at 2:11 of Round 3
The event showcased thrilling matchups and impressive performances from the fighters, leaving fans in awe of the action-packed night of MMA action.