Round 1: They touch gloves and the main card is underway. Brookins lands a right hand. Poirier lands a leg kick. Poirier lands a right. Brookins lands a right hand that hurts Poirier. Brookins flurries, landing punches. Poirier fires back. They’re slugging it out. Poirier lands. Brookins lands. Poirier ties him up against the cage. They separate. Brookins flurries on him. Poirier covers. They clinch. What a fight! Brookins goes to the body. Poirier lands a right hand. Brookins clinches. Poirier delivers a combination. Poirier starting to land more. He lands a counter right hand that stuns Brookins. Brookins ties him up. Poirier has Brookins against the cage, landing shots. Brookins goes for a takedown. Poirier applies a d’arce choke. He has it locked up. Brookins is forced to tap out.
The official time of the submission was 4:15 of the first round.