Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 10/24/15
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier
UFC: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm (3Arena)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: UFC Fight Pass
Dustin Poirier and Joseph Duffy fight Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 76 at the 3Arena.
Dustin Poirier enters this fight with an 18-4 record and is winning 50 percent of his fights by knockout. Poirier has won five of his last six fights and is coming off a June victory over Yancy Medeiros. Poirier is averaging 4.65 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 50 percent. Poirier is averaging 1.44 takedowns with an accuracy percentage of 32.4 percent. Poirier is in solid, solid form entering this fight and is coming off back-to-back victories. Poirier is a strong and accurate striker who has won his last four fights by KO. Of course, the concern with Poirier is that he allows himself to be hit a ton and was knocked out by Conor McGregor a little over a year ago. This will be Poirier’s fifth time fighting out of the United States.
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Joseph Duffy enters this fight with a 13-1 record and is winning 57 percent of his fights by submission. Duffy has won his last four fights and is coming off a July win over Ivan Jorge. Duffy is averaging 4.73 significant strikes per minute with an accuracy percentage of 33.3 percent. Duffy is averaging zero takedowns with an accuracy percentage of zero percent. Duffy is quickly climbing up the ranks of the lightweight division and has shown he can beat you in a variety of ways. Whether it’s his aggressive striking game or the fact he has nine submission victories, Duffy is a well balanced fighter. The concern with Duffy is the pressure of this fight, as you don’t usually get the main event match this early in your career. This will be Duffy’s fourth fight in Ireland, his home country.
Both fighters are in good form and should do a solid job of putting on a show with their striking attack.
However, Duffy is on another level right now and is fighting in his own backyard. Poirier also has far more holes in his defense. Look for Duffy to come away with the victory.