Dustin Poirier put on a clinic in the eighth bout of UFC 164 in Milwaukee, using superior grappling and striking to earn a unanimous decision victory against Erik Koch.
Poirier set the pace scoring a knockdown early in the first round, but the found himself fighting his way out of a tight triangle choke from Koch. When the two stood again, Poirier continued to dominate, decking Koch with a left hook and almost finding victory with a D’Arce choke.
Poirier continued to land well in the second, particularly a hard right to stagger Koch and drag him to the mat. Late in the third, Koch was able to turn the tide and maneuver to Poirier’s back. But the judges’ decision was still out of reach.
The scores were read as 29-28, 29-27, and 29-27, all in favor of Poirier.
At UFC 164, Dustin Poirier defeated Erik Koch by unanimous decision.