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UFC 291 Results: Justin Gaethje wins BMF Title, Alex Pereira wins

LockerRoom Team
07 August 2023

UFC 291 exceeded all expectations, living up to its hype by showcasing breathtaking performances from some of the promotion's most electrifying athletes. Remarkably, 9 out of the 11 thrilling bouts concluded with spectacular finishes, a staggering 3 of them transpiring within the very first round.

The much-anticipated rematch between the tenacious #2 lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, and the formidable #3 Justin Gaethje, was nothing short of an explosive showcase. The vacant BMF title hung in the balance, and both fighters embarked on a ferocious battle right from the opening bell.

As the intensity inside the arena reached a fever pitch, fans erupted in cheers and remained on their feet, eagerly anticipating the unfolding drama. In a riveting turn of events, Gaethje claimed the coveted belt with a jaw-dropping walk-off knockout executed via a stunning head kick. The electrifying finish left spectators in awe, and the referee swiftly intervened to shield Poirier from further damage.

In another captivating clash, former UFC light heavyweight champion and the determined #3 contender, Jan Blachowicz, employed a shrewd strategy by opting to engage in grappling with former middleweight titleholder Alex Pereira.

During the initial round, Blachowicz skillfully pursued a submission hold, showcasing his grappling prowess. However, the exertion of wrestling took a toll on Blachowicz's endurance, allowing Pereira to gain momentum with his potent kicks.

The intense back-and-forth affair reached its pinnacle in the final round, with both competitors displaying unwavering determination. As the epic encounter reached its conclusion, the judges were entrusted with the task of rendering a verdict. Ultimately, Pereira secured a split decision victory, solidifying his claim to victory in a closely contested duel.

Performances of the Night:

  • Justin Gaethje
  • Derrick Lewis
  • Kevin Holland
  • Bobby Green

UFC 291 Official Results:

  • Justin Gaethje defeats Dustin Poirier by KO (right high kick) at 1:00 of Round 2

CO-MAIN EVENT

  • Alex Pereira defeats Jan Blachowicz by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

MAIN CARD

  • Derrick Lewis defeats Marcos Rogerio de Lima by TKO (strikes) at 0:33 of Round 1
  • Bobby Green defeats Tony Ferguson by technical submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:54 of Round 3
  • Kevin Holland defeats Michael Chiesa by submission (D’arce choke) at 2:39 of Round 1

PRELIMS

  • Gabriel Bonfim def. Trevin Giles by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:13 of Round 1
  • CJ Vergara defeats Vinicius Salvador by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28
  • Roman Kopylov defeats Claudio Ribeiro by KO (left high kick) at 0:33 of Round 2
  • Jake Matthews defeats Darrius Flowers by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of Round 2
  • Uros Medic defeats Matthew Semelsberger by TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of Round 3
  • Miranda Maverick defeats Priscila Cachoeira by submission (armbar) at 2:11 of Round 3

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