The lightweight bout between Joe Duffy and Dustin Poirier that was supposed to happen last week at UFC Fight Night in Dublin has now been moved to UFC 195 being held Jan. 2 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Twenty-seven-year-old “Irish” Joe Duffy (14-1) was forced out of his originally scheduled bout with Poirier after suffering a concussion in training just days before the fight. Poirier had trained for Duffy and didn’t want to fight anyone else, held out, and will now face the man he prepared for.
Duffy is known as the last man to beat Conor McGregor (18-2) when he submitted him via arm triangle choke at Cage Warriors 39 in 2010 in Cork City, Ireland. Duffy has gone 7-1 since that meeting with McGregor and is now 2-0 inside the UFC Octagon, having submitted Ivan Jorge in July and TKO’d Jake Lindsey in March.
After a quick first round TKO loss to Conor McGregor last year, Poirier returned to the lightweight division where he has won two straight, picking up performance of the night bonuses in both. The 26-year-old stopped Carlos Diego Ferreira in the first round in March, then did the same to Yancy Medeiros in June.
UFC 195 is headlined with a welterweight championship bout and the full card now includes:
- Welterweight Championship: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit
- Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic vs. Andrei Arlovski
- Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Stephen Thompson
- Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Drew Dober
- Welterweight: Albert Tumenov vs. Lorenz Larkin
- Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy
- Welterweight: Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia
Stay close to www.adcombat.com as more bouts are announced for this card in the coming weeks.