Last month MMA Fighting reported that Charles Olivera vs. Dustin Poirier was in the works for the main event slot of UFC 269 on Dec.11. Fans are thrilled to know the lightweight title clash is official. Both competitors have signed on the dotted line and agree to head to Las Vegas to close out the last pay-per-view of the year. The fight is expected to go down at the T-Mobile Arena.
Charles Olivera vs. Dustin Poirier
Charles Olivera (31-8) was crowned the undisputed lightweight champion of the world in May when faced with early adversity. However, he rebounded quickly, stopping Michael Chandler in the second round at UFC 262. The Brazilian extended his win streak on the night to nine and held the championship with pride all the way back to Brazil. Olivera is heavily experienced as a fighter, still with plenty of years left on the clock. Oliveria has indicated he hopes to create a legacy to leave behind. Do Bronx is halfway to achieving that goal with notable wins over Kevin Lee, Tony Ferguson, and Michael Chandler. Can the Brazilian add Dustin Poirier to that resume?
Dustin Poirer (28-6), the stock has never been hotter after two back-to-back wins over Irish superstar Conor McGregor. UFC 264 saw Poirier defeat Conor McGregor due to a doctor’s stoppage. Before that, the thirty-two-year-old handed McGregor his first-ever knockout loss. Many have expressed that Dustin Poirier is the “real” champion after turning down the Charles Olivera vacant title fight for the trilogy fight with McGregor, but on December 11th, “The Diamond” gets an opportunity to credit himself as the real champion after all.
Dustin Poirier has had a glimpse of championship gold in his career before, securing the interim title with a second win over Max Holloway, but was soon met with Khabib Nurmagmodev, which was the last time Poirier suffered defeat. Poirier has a murderer’s row of highly skilled fighters in his win column with wins over Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker, and Conor McGregor. Just one more hurdle to become the undisputed lightweight champion of the world.
Charles Olivera vs. Dustin Poirier will be one of three title fights on the stacked UFC 269 card. The co-main event sees Amanda Nunes defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Peña. Before that, Brandon Moreno will go to war for the third time with Deiveson Figueiredo in the hope of keeping his flyweight title close to his chest.
Three Title Fights Set for UFC 269
Charles Olivera vs. Dustin Poirier will be one of three title fights on the stacked UFC 269 card. The co-main event sees Amanda Nunes defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Peña, and before that, Brandon Moreno will go to war for the third time with Deiveson Figueiredo in the hope of keeping his flyweight title close to his chest.
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