By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Dustin Poirier kept his title run intact on Saturday night, making quick work of UFC newcomer Max Holloway at UFC 143.
Poirier, who was supposed to fight Erik Koch, then Ricardo Lamas before both got injured, showed his superior ground game off when he secured a mounted triangle/armbar submission.
Holloway showed off some decent striking to begin, but as soon as the fight hit the mat it was all Poirer. He got the mount, then attacked for an armbar. That turned into a triangle when Holloway got free, and Poirier transitioned into the mounted triangle. He then wrenched Holloway's arm and forced a tap to the painful hold.
Poirier is now four straight fights in the UFC and five straight overall. The 20-year-old Holloway loses for the first time in his young career.