Drew Dober wants to see Justin Gaethje rematch Dustin Poirier after the former secured a big win at UFC 286.
‘The Highlight’ stepped into his co-main event clash with Rafael Fiziev as a moderate underdog, but that didn’t stop Gaethje from putting on a show and stealing a win to keep himself near the top of the promotion’s lightweight rankings.
Still working his way up the division, No. 14 ranked Drew Dober spoke with his doppelganger, The Schmo, to share his thoughts on Gaethje’s big win in London.
“The fight happened exactly the way I thought it would,” Dober said. “Fiziev is very talented, technical, and athletic in the first round, but Justin with his unorthodox power strikes and veteran status, you know he was definitely going to win in the later rounds and it showed.”
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Drew Dober Wants to See Gaethje vs. Poirier II
Asked what he believes should be next for Justin Gaethje, Drew Dober didn’t miss a beat, calling for a rematch with Dustin Poirier.
“Rematch with Dustin Poirier,” Dober continued. ” I think we all want to see it. That first one was a banger and I think they both deserve it and the winner of that fight does some bigger things.”
‘The Highlight’ and ‘The Diamond’ previously met at UFC on Fox 29 back in 2018 with Poirier scoring a fourth-round knockout. It is somewhat surprising the pair have not crossed paths considering their status as the 155-pound division’s gatekeepers. In recent years, Poirier and Gaethje have alternated UFC title opportunities with both men coming up short against former champions Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira. With Islam Makhachev currently sitting atop the division, there are fresh matchups to be had and a long-awaited rematch between the two high-octane fighters could certainly establish one of them as the next man up.
Hoping to have his opportunity against the two lightweight legends someday, Drew Dober will return to the Octagon at UFC 288 in May for a showdown with Matt Frevola. Dober is currently riding a three-fight win streak, all by way of knockout. He’ll look to make it four in a row against Frevola who is also carrying some momentum from back-to-back finishes in his last two appearances.