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TUF 16 Live Blog: Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins

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Dustin Poirier will try to bounce back after his loss to Chan Sung Jung this past May.
Dustin Poirier will try to bounce back after his loss to Chan Sung Jung this past May.
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This is the TUF 16 live blog for Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Poirier, who has won four of his past five fights, will square off against Brookins, who has lost two of his last three fights, on the main card.

Check out the live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is our referee. Brookins connects with a hook to the body. Poirier misses wildly. Brookins stumbles Poirier with a straight punch. Poirier is in trouble early. Brookins pouring it on, looking for a finish. Poirier survives, clinches and seems to have recovered. Brookins catches Poirier again. Poirier pressures Brookins against the fence. Brookins separates and both fighters retake the center of the cage. Brookins eats a strong right hook to the jaw. Poirier slips off of a Brookins counter. Poirier finds a home for his uppercut. Poirier follows with another straight shot that drops Brookins. Poirier rushes in, and after a brief clinch, unloads another combination. Brookins changes levels but Poirier defends and seizes a D'arce choke. Brookins taps immediately. Wild back and forth fight.

Dustin Poirier def. Jonathan Brookins via submission (D'arce choke) at 4:15 of round 1.