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Watch Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira go head-to-head ahead of a delicious lightweight title fight in Las Vegas

DUSTIN POIRIER and Charles Oliveira faced off for the first time this morning ahead of their eagerly anticipated lightweight title fight.

Lightweight King Oliveira will look to defend her first belt against the former interim owner on Sunday morning at UFC 269 main event.

The two best 155-pound athletes on the planet have yet to cross paths with each other in the build-up to their epic showdown.

But that changed Thursday night during a pre-match press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The couple are close and respectful to each other as they answer questions from the media.

But they had a tense confrontation right after the climax of the press.

Victory over Oliveira in form will see fan favorites Poirier became the undisputed ruler of the stacked lightweight division at the second question.

And the pride of Lafayette, Louisiana, believe has finally embarked on UFC gold will forever engrave his name Mixed Martial Arts History.

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Earlier this week, he said: “If I had become world champion on Saturday night, I would have done it all in the sport – everything I had set out to do.

“I have arranged my family, we are in good shape financially. [I have] Other businesses outside the ongoing battle.

“I have to check that box [of becoming undisputed champion]. That is forever.

“I [used to say] 25 minutes to make life fair. This is 25 minutes for eternity, 25 for eternity. That’s what this is.

“You don’t take that away. Once a champion, always a champion.”

Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier have a tense confrontation after their handshake

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Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier have a tense confrontation after their handshakeCredit: SUNSPORT / CHISANGA_MALATA
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier have a tense confrontation after their handshake

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Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier have a tense confrontation after their handshakeCredit: SUNSPORT / CHISANGA_MALATA

UFC fight card 269

Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier

Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Pena

Geoff Neal sues Santiago Ponzinibbio

Kai Kara-France vs Cody Garbrandt

Raulian Paiva vs Sean O’Malley

Prelims

Josh Emmett vs Dan Ige

Dominick Cruz vs Pedro Munhoz

Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa

Jordan Wright vs Bruno Silva

Andre Muniz vs Eryk Anders

Miranda Maverick and Erin Blanchfield

Alex Perez and Matt Schnell

Dustin Poirier Will Bid To Be Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion At Second Claim

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Dustin Poirier Will Bid To Be Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion At Second ClaimCredit: GETTY

Ryan Hall vs Darrick Minner

Randy Costa vs Tony Kelley

Gillian Robertson vs Priscila Cachoeira

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