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Free fight! Dustin Poirier folds Akira Corassani at TUF Nations Finale in 2014

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Dustin Poirier, prior to getting finished by Conor McGregor, was a top contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division. In fact, "The Diamond" earned his "Notorious" showdown by winning three straight, including his technical knockout win over Akira Corassani.

That fight, which took place at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Nations" Finale, is embedded above.

Poirier's striking will definitely be a factor against Michael "The Menace" Johnson (his free fight here) this Saturday night (Sept. 17, 2016) during their UFC Fight Night 94 lightweight main event, which takes place inside State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, live on FOX Sports 1.

That's just three days away.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 94 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.

To see who else is fighting at UFC Fight Night 94 click here.