Round 1: Both fighters careful in the opening moments. Garza lands an outside leg kick. Poirier throws a high kick that’s blocked. Poirier catches a kick and briefly takes Garza down. Poirier catches another kick and sweeps Garza’s other leg. Garza catches a kick and takes Poirier down and works for a leg lock. Poirier gets free and they’re back to standing. Poirier lands a combination. Garza goes for a takedown and Poirier ends up on top. Poirier lands some ground and pound. Garza ties him up. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Poirier.
Round 2: Garza moves in with a knee that misses. Poirier presses forward. Garza drops down and pulls guard. Poirier lands short punches. Poirier locks in a D’arce choke. Garza is forced to tap out. Dustin Poirier submits Garza.
The official time of the submission was 1:32 of the second round.