We're just under three months away from UFC Dublin and the promotion has finally announced the card's headline bout, which will see Joesph Duffy(14-1) take on Dustin Poirier(18-4) in a Lightweight bout.
If those names ring familiar that's probably because Duffy is known as the last man to defeat Conor McGregor, a tag he's doing well to distance himself from, and Dustin Poirier was McGregor's opponent at UFC178, a bout that lasted less than two minutes as the "Notorious" one dispatched the American with a TKO via punches.
Poirier has since moved up a division from Featherweight, claiming two consecutive KO's, which have left him #14 in the Lightweight rankings.
Duffy, who is originally from Donegal but trains in the much lauded Montreal-based Tristar gym, is also coming off of two first round victories, most recently his submission of Ivan Jorge on July 18th.
The decision to cast Duffy in the main bout comes as little surprise to anyone who has seen him in the octagon so far, even though the October card will see him headlining after just seven months in the promotion.
The remainder of the card will be announced over the coming months, but expect to see the majority of Cathal Pendred, Paddy Holohan, Neil Seery, Gunnar Nelson, Aisling Daly, and Paul Redmond on the night. As things stand the chances of seeing McGregor look quite slim, seeing as his unification bout with Jose Aldo looks more likely to take place in the States in 2016.
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