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UFC 178 live blog: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will settle their grudge match at UFC 178 on Saturday.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will settle their grudge match at UFC 178 on Saturday.
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This is the UFC 178 live blog for Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Poirier, who has won four of his past five fights, will face McGregor, who also has won 11 straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 178 live blog below.

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Round 1:
Herb Dean is the referee for this fight, which is the most anticipated fight of the night. He advises the fighters to protect themselves at all times. And here we go. McGregor, from a crouch, tries a high kick but fans. Less spectacularly Poirier lands a low kick. McGregor comes in with a combination, and Poirier steers clear of damage. Nice little exchange at center. McGregor is taunting. Leg kick from Poirier, and then a left hand from McGregor. They are trading strikes in the center. Left hand that time from McGregor looked to have caught Poirier. And boom! McGregor comes in and catches Poirier with a left hand right behind the ear, and that dropped Poirier. Hammerfists and a couple of lefts and Dean stops the fight! Wow. McGregor backed up his prediction that he would put away Poirier quick. The Irishman notches the biggest win of his career.

UFC 178 official results: Conor McGregor def. Dustin Poirier via TKO (strikes) at 1:46 or R1.

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