Dustin Poirier is looking to finish off a stunning 2021 singles victory over Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title at UFC 269.
The Diamond began the year avenging their 2014 loss to Conor McGregor by firing the Irishman in January.
Poirier challenges UFC champion Oliveira
The two had a third fight at UFC 264 in July, with Poirier claiming another TKO victory after McGregor suffered a broken leg.
The main event of UFC 269 will mark the 32-year-old’s second attempt for the undisputed lightweight belt after he unsuccessfully challenged former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
Meanwhile, Oliveira racked up a nine-game winning streak and won the vacant UFC title in his last round when he beat Michael Chandler in May.
It should be an exciting night at the UFC main event and here’s everything you need to know about it…
UFC 269: Start date and time
The event is scheduled for Saturday 11 December, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Qualifiers will start at 1 am. Sunday morning UK time with the main card starting at the usual 3am. NS.
The main battle of Poirier vs Oliveira can be expected between 5 AM and 6 AM.
Poirier takes another title with consecutive victories over McGregor UFC 269: TV & Live
The event will be shown on BT Sport 1 and its coverage of the preliminary qualifiers will begin at 1 am.
It will be broadcast live on the BT Sport website and subscriber’s app.
EE Mobile customers can get a three-month free trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.
Charles Oliveira has a tough first test as UFC 269 Champion: Fight Tag
Main Event: Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira – Lightweight ChampionshipAmanda Nunes (c) vs. Juliana Pena, Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Cara France, Rolian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley, Jeff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzipio, Dominic Cruz vs. Pedro Munhos, Josh Emmett vs. Dan Egg, Alex Perez, Matt Schnell, Ryan Hall vs. Darek Miner, Gillian Robertson vs. Priscilla Cachoira, Randy Costa x Tony Kelly, Jordan Wright x Bruno Silva, Erin Blanchfield x Miranda Maverick, Andre Muniz x Eric Anders
Poirier had to wait two years for another title after losing to Khabib UFC 269: What was said?
Justin Gethje claimed he had the right to counter Oliveira’s win against Pourier after defeating Michael Chandler at UFC 268.
He told MMAjunkie.com, “I don’t need to hear anything. I don’t know. I wouldn’t, these are the things I can’t control, you know?”
“I did what I had to do to control the situation. Outside of that, now I have no more control. It all depends on the fans, the journalists and integrity.”
“That should be questioned. People respect us because it’s not boxing because the best fights happen.
“I have to fight the winner from Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier to justify the integrity of this sport, and I feel comfortable with that.
“You don’t need to do anything else.”
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