A highly anticipated lightweight title fight looks set to be the main event for the UFC’s final PPV event of the year.
As first reported by MMAFighting, Charles Oliveira’s first 155 lbs title defence is slated to come against #1 contender Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on December 11th.
UFC 269 will also feature a women’s bantamweight title fight as Amanda Nunes takes on Julianna Pena while a potential third championship bout has been touted between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja for the flyweight title.
Oliveira (31-8, 1 NC) would claim the vacant lightweight championship in his last outing, defeating Michael Chandler via second-round TKO at UFC 262. ‘Do Bronx’s’ latest victory would be his ninth in a row inside of the octagon and would also see the Brazilian break the promotional record for most stoppage wins with 17.
Poirier (28-6, 1 NC) meanwhile will enter the December event with seven victories in his last eight outings, his only blemish coming against Khabib Nurmagomedov in a title unification bout. A former interim lightweight champion, Poirier would most recently compete at UFC 264 in July where he made it back-to-back TKO wins over Conor McGregor. ‘The Diamond’s’ 10-year tenure with the UFC has seen him pick up wins over the likes of Max Holloway (x2), Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Anthony Pettis.