Joe Duffy loses first UFC fight

Joseph Duffy

Joe Duffy suffered his first UFC defeat on Saturday Night in Las Vegas, losing to Dustin Poirier on an unanimous decision.

After the disappointment of the cancelled October fight in Dublin, Irish Joe and The Diamond locked horns at the MGM Grand.

It was a thrilling first round which seen both fighters go toe to toe but in the second Poirier began to edge the contest and a big elbow busted open the Donegal man.

The third round also went the way of Poirier despite the best efforts of Duffy to overturn the situation.

The judges' scored the bloody contest 30-26, 30-27, and 30-27 in favor of Poirier.

Duffy is now 2-1 in the UFC while Poirier is 3-0 since moving up to lightweight.