A key lightweight fight between perennial division contenders Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethke served as the headliner of tonight’s UFC on FOX 29 event in Glendale, Arizona.
Round one begins and Gaethje comes forward quickly. Poirier catches him with a left hand followed by a right up the middle. Justin with a hard low kick. He lands another. Poirier lands a double jab. Gathje with a hard low kick that causes Dustin to fall the canvas. He pops right back up. Poirier with a nice combination. He lands a left hook. Justin comes forward with a left hook of his own. He follows that up with a low kick. Poirier circles and then lands a pair of jabs. Dustin leaps in with a right hook but Gaethje just smiles at him. Poirier with another nice combination. Justin fires off another hard low kick. Poirier responds with a big punch to the body. He is unloading punches in bunches here. Gaethje lands a low kick and Poirier replies with one of his own. Dustin with a nice uppercut. He lands a kick to the body followed by a solid uppercut. Poirier is all over him right now. He lands a nice hook to the body. Gaethje returns fire with a hook followed by a low kick. Both men swing leather until the horn sounds to end round one.