Dustin Poirier Makes Quick Comeback, Meets Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68

Written by Tom Ngo
April 7th, 2015

UFC Dustin Poirier

Louisiana, your “Diamond” is coming home. After quickly disposing of Carlos Diego Ferreira this past Saturday in his return to lightweight, Dustin Poirier (pictured) requested to make a quick return to the cage in order to perform in front of his hometown.

On Tuesday, Poirier was granted his wish. The UFC announced he will battle Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68.

The June 6 event takes place inside Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Poirier is victorious in four of his past five outings. The lone blemish during his current run came in a TKO defeat to bitter rival Conor McGregor, which promoted Poirier to return to the 155-pound division.

Medeiros will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the biggest fight of his career. The 27-year-old most recently submitted Joe Proctor in December.

Here is the show’s current roster:

Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak

Joe Proctor vs. Justin Edwards

Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros

Dan Henderson vs. Tim Boetsch

Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell

Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader

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