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Poirier knocks out Conor McGregor in 2nd round at UFC 257

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round at UFC 257.
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Dustin Porier is seen before his bout with Eddie Alvarez in a mixed martial arts bout at UFC 211 on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Dallas. The fight was ruled a no contest after an accidental foul. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round at UFC 257.

Poirier avenged his loss to the Irish superstar in 2014 with a knockout victory in their rematch. 

Poirier caught McGregor with a series of shots to the head before buckling his knees with two left hands. 

Poirier then sent McGregor to the canvas with a short right hand and finished it swiftly, setting off stunned excitement among the few thousand screaming fans allowed inside the Etihad Arena on Yas Island.