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Dustin Poirier shares violent prediction for UFC 302 title fight against Islam Makhachev

Cole Shelton - May 21, 2024

Dustin Poirier has shared a violent prediction for his UFC 302 title fight against Islam Makhachev. Poirier is set for his third crack at the UFC’s undisputed lightweight title as he takes on Makhachev on June 1 in the main event of UFC 302 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Arman Tsarukyan shares prediction for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Cole Shelton - May 21, 2024

Arman Tsarukyan will be paying close attention to the UFC 302 lightweight title fight between Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier. Tsarukyan is the No. 1 contender at lightweight, but Poirier is getting the title shot on June 1 against Makhachev due to the timing. Heading into the fight, Makhachev is a sizeable -550 favorite to defeat Poirer, which Tsarukyan does agree with.

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev details exactly how he plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Harry Kettle - May 10, 2024

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has explained how he plans to defeat Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302. In just a few short weeks, Islam Makhachev will defend his UFC lightweight championship against Dustin Poirier. While Makhachev is considered by many to be the clear favorite, this is likely going to be Dustin’s last chance at winning undisputed gold in the UFC. With that in mind, you’d have to imagine that he’s going to put it all on the line in search of the biggest win of his career.

Dustin Poirier, Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev

Dustin Poirier reacts to viral video of Islam Makhachev hitting a punching machine ahead of UFC 302 headliner

Curtis Calhoun - May 8, 2024

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier didn’t think much of Islam Makhachev’s punching power he showcased in a recent social media clip. Poirier and Makhachev will clash in the UFC 302 main event on June 1 in Newark, New Jersey. This is Poirier’s third career lineal UFC lightweight title shot after losses to Makhachev’s mentor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and former titleholder Charles Oliveira.

Dustin Poirier, Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Islam Makhachev

Dustin Poirier compares and contrasts UFC 302 foe Islam Makhachev and former rival Khabib Nurmagomedov

Curtis Calhoun - May 6, 2024

Dustin Poirier sees distinct similarities and differences between former foe Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC 302 adversary Islam Makhachev. Poirier will hope that the ‘third time’s the charm’ when he faces the lightweight titleholder Makhachev in the UFC 302 main event on June 1. He returns for his third career lineal lightweight title shot and is hoping to finally reach the pinnacle of the division.

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Dustin Poirier responds to Islam Makhachev calling him an "easy fight" ahead of UFC 302

Cole Shelton - May 6, 2024

Dustin Poirier has responded to Islam Makhachev claiming he is an easy fight ahead of UFC 302. Makhchev is set to defend his lightweight title in the main event of UFC 302 against Poirier on June 1 in Newark, New Jersey. It’s an intriguing matchup, and heading into the fight, Makhachev has called Poirier an easy fight.

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Dustin Poirier could retire with win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 302: "It could be my last fight"

Josh Evanoff - May 2, 2024

If Dustin Poirier defeats UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev in June, that could be it for him. ‘The Diamond’ is fresh off his return to the cage at UFC 299 in March. Back for the first time since a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier faced the rising Benoit Saint-Denis. Despite some early success from ‘The God of War’, the longtime lightweight wound up scoring a second-round knockout win.

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev says he will expose Dustin Poirier’s “one problem” at UFC 302: “I have the key for the easy fight”

Harry Kettle - April 30, 2024

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has revealed what he plans to expose about Dustin Poirier’s game at UFC 302. In just a few weeks, Islam Makhachev will defend his UFC lightweight championship against Dustin Poirier. He’ll do so in the main event of UFC 302, with the popular opinion being that he will walk away with the victory.

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Islam Makhachev

Michael Chandler shares his thoughts on the Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302: “I think Islam finishes him”

Susan Cox - April 17, 2024

Michael Chandler is sharing his thoughts on the upcoming Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. UFC 302 will take place on Saturday, June 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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UFC 302: ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier’ Fight Card and Start Times

Harry Kettle - April 17, 2024

It’s time to take a look at the early card announcements for UFC 302 as Islam Makhachev prepares to defend his crown against Dustin Poirier. Event: UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier Date: Saturday, 1st June 2024 Location: Prudential Center (Newark, New Jersey) Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN2, ESPN+ (6pm EST prelims, 10pm main card)

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Dana White announces Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Harry Kettle - April 14, 2024

UFC president Dana White has announced that Islam Makhachev will defend his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. Off the back of UFC 300, the Ultimate Fighting Championship are riding high. Of course, one of the biggest discussions coming out of the event is what’s going to happen at lightweight. As we know, Max Holloway is now considered to be a big contender at 155 pounds after finishing Justin Gaethje.

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Dustin Poirier reveals UFC hasn't offered Islam Makhachev fight despite recent chatter: "I don't know what's next"

Josh Evanoff - April 9, 2024

Dustin Poirier expects the UFC to tell him soon if he’s going to fight Islam Makhachev or not. ‘The Diamond’ is fresh off a return to the ring last month at UFC 299 against Benoit Saint-Denis. Back for the first time since a knockout loss to Justin Gaethje last July, Dustin Poirier entered the bout as an underdog. For the first round, the former interim lightweight champion looked as such against ‘The God Of War’.

Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier
Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier rekindle beef in social media spat: 'Remember when I whipped your a**?'

Curtis Calhoun - April 8, 2024

UFC lightweight contenders Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier may never be on good terms almost three full years after their Octagon battle. Chandler and Poirier are both awaiting their next UFC assignments for later in 2024. Poirier got back in the win column by defeating Benoît Saint-Denis at UFC 299.

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Charles Oliveira pushes back on Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier: "I'm next in line"

Josh Evanoff - March 27, 2024

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira doesn’t buy into talk of Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier. Over the last few weeks, the two lightweights have been going back and forth over a potential fight in June. It makes a little bit of sense, as ‘The Diamond’ has recently returned to the win column with a knockout win over Benoit Saint-Denis. While Islam Makhachev isn’t excited about facing Dustin Poirier next, he wants to get active.

Daniel Cormier and Islam Makhachev
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Daniel Cormier explains why Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier needs to be next: "No lose situation for the UFC"

Josh Evanoff - March 26, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes that Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier is a no-lose situation for everyone involved. Earlier this month, ‘The Diamond’ returned at UFC 299 against Benoit Saint-Denis. Despite entering the bout as a heavy underdog, Dustin Poirier viciously knocked out the ‘God of War’ in round two. The fight was the former interim champion’s first since being finished by Justin Gaethje last summer.

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Dustin Poirier reacts after Benoit Saint-Denis blames staph infection for his UFC 299 performance: “You don’t say that when you lose”

Susan Cox - March 25, 2024

Dustin Poirier is reacting after Benoit Saint-Denis blames staph infection for his UFC 299 performance. UFC 299 took place on Saturday, March 9th and the co-main event featured Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA) going up against Benoit Saint-Denis (13-2 MMA) in a lightweight bout. The result was a KO victory for ‘The Diamond’.

Dustin Poirier and Islam Makhachev
Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev explains why he accepted Dustin Poirier fight despite ‘The Diamond’ being undeserving

Harry Kettle - March 15, 2024

UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has explained why he’s open to defending his belt against Dustin Poirier. Last weekend at UFC 299, Dustin Poirier scored a beautiful knockout win over Benoit Saint-Denis. The veteran overcame some early adversity and got it done in the second round, cementing himself as a real contender at 155 pounds once again.

Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299
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Benoit Saint-Denis vows to earn revenge against “Louisiana guy” Dustin Poirier: “I fought completely dehydrated”

Harry Kettle - March 15, 2024

UFC fighter Benoit Saint-Denis is out for revenge following his knockout defeat to Dustin Poirier last weekend. For years, Benoit Saint-Denis had been building his name up as a real threat in the UFC’s lightweight division. Last Saturday at UFC 299, however, he failed in his attempt to earn the biggest win of his career. Despite a promising start, he ultimately fell short in his battle with veteran Dustin Poirier.