UFC on FOX 29 gave us 14 fights and an unforgettable main event, so what really stood out from the UFC’s Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz.? Here are the eight biggest takeaways from a night on network TV.
1. My God, Dustin Poirier
You see Justin Gaethje (18-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) back up with a punch early in the third round and you think, here it is, the strategy is paying off. Dustin Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) got the best of the early going, but Gaethje is going to break him now. And that’s really how it seemed. Poirier had that moment of falling back and looking off to the side, as if searching for an exit sign. Then he reached down somewhere inside himself and found the will to not only continue, but to win. This renaissance he’s having, it’s really something special to see. You just have to wonder where it will take him.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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