Fighters react to Dustin Poirier’s UFC 299 knockout of Benoit Saint Denis

Dustin Poirier continues to shine bright against the best in the business, this time sending surging contender Benoit Saint Denis down the lightweight ladder at UFC 299.

Poirier (30-8 MMA) had entered the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a nasty knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in his most previous effort at UFC 291. Prior to that setback, ‘The Diamond’ had earned a submission victory over Michael Chandler in November of 2022.

Meanwhile, Benoit Saint-Denis (13-2 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since November’s UFC 295 event, where he scored a highlight reel knockout over Matt Frevola. That victory had marked the Frenchman’s fifth in a row, with all five of those wins coming by way of stoppage.

Poirier rebounded from a very tough first round to spark Saint Denis on the feet with his patented counter-punching. A right hook sent the French fighter to the canvas, setting up a knockout at the 2:32 mark of the middle frame.

It was scheduled to be a five-round fight, but Poirier would need less than two to assert his place among the best in the world at 155 pounds.

Official UFC 299 Results: Dustin Poirier def. Benoit Saint-Denis via KO in Round 2

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