5 Things You Should Know About Dustin Poirier

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A decade-long struggle to reach the top of his profession has led Dustin Poirier to this defining moment, as he will face Max Holloway for the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title in the UFC 236 headliner on Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. It serves as the sequel to their February 2012 encounter, which concluded with Poirier submitting the Hawaiian via triangle armbar.

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Now, the stakes are much higher. Poirier enters the rematch on the strength a three-fight winning streak. The 30-year-old American Top Team export last appeared at UFC on Fox 30, where he disposed of former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez with second-round punches.

As Poirier makes final preparations for his showdown with Holloway, here are five things you should know about him.

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