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Poirier has been asking for a title shot against current champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but with the latter being out for the majority of the year, the fight with Holloway became his priority.

As was expected, Holloway and Poirier put on an instant classic. Throughout five rounds, Poirier was able to get the better of Holloway on multiple exchanges, but Holloway was extremely durable and would not go away easily.

The fight went to the score cards and Poirier was declared the winner by way of unanimous decision.

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to the fight between Holloway and Poirier:

For his subsequent struggle, Poirier will likely be taking over the present light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification bout.

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