Dustin Poirier is looking to end his amazing 2021 team by defeating Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title at UFC 269.
Diamond began his year avenging his 2014 loss to Conor McGregor by sending off the Irishman in January.
Poirier challenges UFC champion Oliveira
The two had a third fight at UFC 264 in July, with Poirier taking another TKO win after McGregor suffered a horrific tibia fracture.
The main event of UFC 269 will see the 32-year-old’s second attempt at the undisputed lightweight belt after challenging former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
Meanwhile, Oliveira is leading a nine-game winning streak and winning the vacant UFC title in his last round when he defeated Michael Chandler in May.
It should be an action packed night out of 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, au T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Qualifiers will start at 1AM on Sunday AM UK time with the main ticket starting at the usual 3AM.
Poirier’s title fight against Oliveira can be expected between 5 AM and 6 AM.
Poirier takes another title with consecutive victories at McGregor UFC 269: TV & Live
The event will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and initial coverage will start at 1am.
It will be broadcast live on the BT Sport website and app for subscribers.
EE Mobile customers will be able to 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 His First Tough Test As UFC 269 Champion: Fight Tag
Main Event: Dustin Poirier vs Charles Oliveira – Lightweight ChampionshipAmanda Nunes (c) vs Giuliana Benacodi Garbrandt vs Kai Cara-France Rolian Paiva vs Sean O’Maljev Neal vs Santiago PonziniPodominic Cruz vs Pedro Monhosjosh Emmett vs Dan Egg Alex Branch vs Matt Schnell Ryan Hall vs Matt Schnell Ryan Hall Miranda Maverick Anders Muniz vs Eric Ann
Poirier had to wait two years for another title after losing to Khabib UFC 269: What was said?
Justin Gaetje claimed he had the right to face winner Oliveira against Pourier after defeating Michael Chandler at UFC 268.
He told MMAjunkie.com, “I don’t need to hear anything. I don’t. I already know. I’m not going – these are the things I can’t control, you know?”
“I did what I had to do to control the situation. Other than that, I have no more control now. Everything depends on the fans and the journalists on integrity.
“This needs to 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’m comfortable with that.
“You don’t need to do anything else.”
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