Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
Poirier vs ChandlerRound3Time2:00MethodSubmission
Oliveira vs PoirierRound3Time1:02MethodSubmission
Poirier vs McGregorRound1Time5:00MethodTKO - Doctor's Stoppage
- Pro since 2009
- Had 1-1 record in WEC – last bout there was a 53 second TKO of Zack Micklewright in November of 2010
- 15 wins by KO, seven by submission (2 Brabo, triangle armbar, 3 armbar, RNC)
- Has finished all but seven of his wins (Hooker, Holloway II, Duffy, Koch, Grispi, Young, Miller)
- Black belt in BJJ
- Has won eight of his last ten
- 13 first round finishes
- Origin of nickname: “Crazy Tim Credeur gave it to me when I made it to the WEC.”
UFC 281 (11/12/22) Poirier submitted Michael Chandler via rear-naked choke at 2:00 of the third round
UFC 269 (12/11/21) Poirier was submitted by Charles Oliveira via rear naked choke at 1:02 of the third round in a fight for the UFC lightweight title
UFC 264 (7/10/21) Poirier defeated Conor McGregor via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of the first round
UFC 257 (1/24/21) Poirier stopped Conor McGregor via strikes at 2:32 of the second round
UFC on ESPN (6/27/20) Poirier won a five round unanimous decision over Dan Hooker
UFC 242 (9/7/19) Poirier was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov via rear naked choke at 2:06 of the third round in a bout for the undisputed UFC lightweight title
UFC 236 (4/13/19) Poirier won a five round unanimous decision over Max Holloway to win the interim UFC lightweight title
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Poirier stopped Eddie Alvarez via strikes at 4:05 of the second round
UFC on FOX (4/14/18) Poirier stopped Justin Gaethje via strikes at :33 of the fourth round
UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Poirier scored a TKO (injury) win over Anthony Pettis at 2:08 of the third round
UFC 211 (5/13/17) Poirier’s bout with Eddie Alvarez was ruled a no contest at 4:12 of the second round after Poirier was unable to continue due to illegal knees landed by Alvarez
UFC 208 (2/11/17) Poirier won a three round majority decision over Jim Miller
UFC Fight Night (9/17/16) Poirier was knocked out by Michael Johnson at 1:35 of the first round
UFC 199 (6/4/16) Poirier knocked out Bobby Green at 2:52 of the first round
UFC 195 (1/2/16) Poirier won a three round unanimous decision over Joseph Duffy
UFC Fight Night (6/6/15) Poirier stopped Yancy Medeiros via strikes at 2:38 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/4/15) Poirier knocked out Diego Ferreira at 3:45 of the first round
UFC 178 (9/27/14) Poirier was stopped by Conor McGregor via strikes at 1:46 of the first round
TUF Nations Finale (4/16/14) Poirier stopped Akira Corassani via strikes at :42 of the second round
UFC 168 (12/28/13) Poirier knocked out Diego Brandao at 4:54 of the first round
UFC 164 (8/31/13) Poirier won a three round unanimous decision over Erik Koch
UFC on FUEL TV (2/16/13) Poirier lost a three round unanimous decision to Cub Swanson
TUF 16 Finale (12/15/12) Poirier submitted Jonathan Brookins via D’Arce choke at 4:15 of the first round
UFC on FUEL TV (5/15/12) Poirier was submitted by Chan Sung Jung via D’Arce choke at 1:07 of the fourth round
UFC 143 (2/4/12) Poirier submitted Max Holloway via triangle armbar at 3:23 of the first round
UFC on FOX (11/12/11) Poirier submitted Pablo Garza via D’Arce choke at 1:32 of the second round
UFC 131 (6/11/11) Poirier won a three round unanimous decision over Jason Young
UFC 125 (1/1/11) Poirier won a three round unanimous decision over Josh Grispi
When and why did you start training and fighting? My first fight was in 2007. I was born a fighter. I started looking into boxing before I found that I could get MMA training in my hometown. I went one day to check it out and that was a wrap – I fell in love with the sport.
What ranks and titles do you have? Former interim UFC lightweight champion. As an amateur I held two belts at 155lbs and I went 8-1. I actually won an 8 man tournament as an amateur in Iowa over the course of 2 days. As a pro I held three belts at 155lbs. I beat up everyone in my trailer park as well. Black Belt in jiu-jitsu. Also, I have a black belt in Rex Kwon Do and am the current and defending 3x thumb wrestling Champion of the world.
Do you have any heroes? Baby Jesus and the grown up one too
What is your favorite technique? Neck chops probably
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This means everything to me and this is where I want to be. It’s where the most talented mixed martial artists showcase their skills and I think I belong here. I'm excited and I will start my climb of the featherweight division.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I got a Doctorate from the school of hard knocks.
What was your job before you started fighting? I collected aluminum cans and picked pecans.