This is the UFC 168 live blog for Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Poirier, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Brandao, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 168 live blog below.
Round 1: The referee for this one is Mario Yamasaki. No love lost between Poirier and Brandao after the Brazilian camd in eight pounds overweight. Poirier the early aggressor. Brandao coils back and lets a huge overhand right fly, which glances off of Poirier, but he's okay. They exchange leg kicks And again, Brandoa throws a bomb, this time a left, and Poirier blocks it with his arms. Poirier through straight neat jabs, and Brandao winging bombs. Poirier the more angular body, and so far he's using the length, throwing his punches down the boulevard. Big shot by Brandao momentarily drops Poirier, and the crowd lets up a whoop, but he's back to his feet. Poirier very steady and methodical. Using combos off the leg kicks. Brandao shoots for a double-leg, and scores it. Poirier scoots to fence where he's able to stand back up, and he lets fury fly. Here's a barrage on the fence! He is pummeling Brandao with his right hand. Yamasaki right there. Brandao surviving. Now he's eating hammerfists, one after another, and Yamasaki has seen enough. He steps in and Poirier gets the TKO!
UFC 168 official results: Dustin Poirier def. Diego Brandao via TKO (strikes) at 4:54 of R1.