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.
More UFC 131 Results and Analysis from Bloody Elbow after the jump.
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Impresses and Other Post-Hangover Thoughts - Brent Brookhouse
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