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After exactly what will forever go down in infamy as the debacle of UFC 223, the UFC is back in action just a week later on when UFC on Fox 29 lands at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. Top-six lightweights Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje headline the show.
The 29-year-old Poirier has been slowly climbing up the UFC light-weight ladder for the last 3 and a half years. Given that suffering a loss to previous champ– and alleged conspirator of the previously mentioned fiasco– Conor McGregor in September 2014, Poirier has actually gone 6-1 with one no-contest in the department. He went up to fifth in the rankings after a technical knockout of previous lightweight champ Anthony Pettis in November.
The Arizona native Gaethje got in the UFC in 2017 with a 17-0 record and a long reign as the World Series of Fighting light-weight champ. The former NCAA Division I wrestler placed on one hell of a program when he faced Michael Johnson in his marketing debut. Gaethje originated from behind to win by knockout in round 2. He included another interesting fight when he fac