Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will host one of the biggest fights of the year, with fans torn about who will leave Sin City with gold.
Poirier became interim lightweight champion in 2019 but was unable to unify the title against Khabib Nurmagomedov, with Oliveira later claiming the title was vacated by the Russians. The Brazilian knocked out Michael Chandler in May to claim the belt, and Saturday marked his first defense.
Speaking this week, Poirier – who has beaten Conor McGregor twice this year – said: “I am [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 it away. Once a champion, always be a champion.”
Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 269.
UFC 269 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, December 11.
Preliminary passes will begin at 11:15 GMT, with passes at 1am GMT on Sunday morning.
The main card will then get underway at 3am GMT, with the main event expected to kick off around 5am.
How can I watch?
The prelims were initially available to stream on UFC’s Fight Pass.
In the UK, prelims and keycards will air live on BT Sport – as well as the broadcaster’s website and app – while ESPN+ will show them in the US.
What are the odds?
Poirier: 4/6; Oliveira: 5/4.
Nunes: 1/10; Pena: 6/1.
Charles Oliveira (C) vs Dustin Poirier (lightweight title)
Amanda Nunes (C) vs Julianna Pena (women’s bantamweight title)
Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (middleweight)
Kai Kara-France vs Cody Garbrandt (flyweight)
Raulian Paiva vs Sean O’Malley (bantamweight)
Josh Emmett objected. Dan Ige passes unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Dominick Cruz def. Pedro Munhoz adopts unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Tai Tuivasa def. Augusto Sakai through knockout in second round (strike, 0:26)
Bruno Silva objected. Jordan Wright via first half TKO (strike, 1:28)
Andre Muniz objected. Eryk Anders approves first round submission (armbar, 3:13)
Erin Blanchfield defeated. Miranda Maverick adopts unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Hall beat. Darrick Minner passes unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Tony Kelley objected. Randy Costa via second half TKO (strike, 4:15)
Gillian Robertson protested. Priscila Cachoeira passes first round submissions (back of naked choke, 4:59)
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