UFC 131 Results Recap: Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young

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Dustin Poirier picked up a unanimous decision win in an exciting back-and-forth scrap with Jason Young in a featherweight fight at UFC 131.

What was the high spot of this fight?

No one moment really stood out, but the whole first round was a pretty solid display of striking from both guys, with some wildness and flashy kicks.

Where do these guys go from here?

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier is in a good position in a quickly-evolving featherweight division. The win over Josh Grispi gave him some exposure, and while this win over a replacement fighter likely doesn't move him up the ladder much, he's still in a position to get some high-quality fights. And he's only 22 to boot. He stated post-fight that he'd be interested in fighting Erik Koch next, but with Koch meeting Jonathan Brookins in September, that's unlikely to happen. Poirier vs. the winner of the Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan fight sounds good.

Jason "Shotgun" Young showed a lot at UFC 131 as a late replacement and almost assuredly will get another shot in the organization. His striking game showed a lot of ferocity and his takedown defense held up well for the first two rounds at least. Throw him in there with Josh Grispi and see who comes out alive.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Later. It's a good striking battle between two fast guys, but it didn't set the world on fire or anything. The fact that I can't name a high spot in the fight would indicate this.

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More UFC 131 Results and Analysis from Bloody Elbow after the jump.

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UFC 131 Results: FightMetric Reports for Dos Santos vs. Carwin, Florian vs. Nunes, and Maia vs. Munoz - Mike Fagan

UFC 131 Results: The Reality of Kenny Florian's Run in the UFC's Featherweight Division - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes Fight Video Highlights

UFC 131 Results: Was This Shane Carwin's Last Chance? - Fraser Coffeen

UFC 131 Results: What's Next For Show's Winners? - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Fight Video Highlights

UFC 131 Results: Brainless Judging Prominent Despite Cageside Monitors - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Shane Carwin's Battered Face Says It All - Kid Nate

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Coming for Champ Cain Velasquez - Kid Nate

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Post-Fight Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 45: UFC 131 Results Review

UFC 131 Post-Fight Press Conference Video

UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Outclasses Shane Carwin to Earn Title Shot - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Carwin vs. dos Santos - Play by Play and Live Commentary

UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian Survives Scare, Bests Diego Nunes - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Mark Munoz Edges Demian Maia - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Dave Herman Stops Jon Olav Einemo - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Donald Cerrone's Kicks Too Much for Vagner Rocha - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Sam Stout Lays Out Yves Edwards - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Chris Weidman Submits Jesse Bongfeldt - Matt Bishop

UFC 131 Results: Krzysztof Soszynski Decisions Mike Massenzio - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Nick Ring Demolishes James Head After Early Scare - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Dustin Poirier Edges Jason Young in Exciting Battle - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Joey Beltran TKO's Aaron Rosa in Wild Affair - Leland Roling

UFC 131 Results: Darren Elkins Defeats Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision - Leland Roling

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