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Justin Gaethje KOs Dustin Poirier for BMF belt, calls for lightweight title shot

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Justin Gaethje obtained air-borne after his gain Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. (Picture by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC using Getty Images)

Since UFC 291, Justin Gaethje is a qualified BMF.

The follower preferred light-weight scratched the greatest win of his occupation with a second-round KO of Dustin Poirier, winning the honorary “BMF” title with a head kick that sent his challenger level. Umpire Natural Herb Dean needed to jump in between both competitors to quit Gaethje from doing more damages.

Gaethje commemorated the win with a backflip off the fencing.

Gaethje had actually done well in the preliminary, touchdown 33 of 56 considerable strikes to Poirier’s 27 of 51.

Over the last couple of years, Gaethje has actually participated in one of the most affordable department in UFC, with the similarity Poirier, Islam Makhachev, Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler as well as even more contending for a belt presently held by Makhachev.

Prior To Saturday, Gaethje’s only win amongst that wave had actually been Chandler, however shaking Poirier might relocate him up a location in line to test Makhachev. Oliveira, the previous champ, is presently arranged to rematch Makhachev at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 21.

“You know what I want to do next. I want to fight for the world championship,” Gaethje claimed after the battle “I want to prove I’m the best in the world. Win, lose or draw, max effort is what you’re going to get from me. Luck and chance are a factor and I’m willing to roll the dice any f***ing day.”

Gaethje shed his very first title fired versus Oliveira, that missed out on weight prior to the battle, by first-round entry. Ever since, he has actually beat Poirier as well as beat by bulk choice Rafael Fiziev in a round that won Battle of the Evening at UFC 286.

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