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UFC 302 Makhachev vs Poirier: Islam Makhachev Defends Title Against Veteran Dustin Poirier

UFC 302 Makhachev vs Poirier: A big fight of UFC is going to take place in Newark, New Jersey in which Makhachev is going to put his UFC title at stake, Makhachev is going to face Poirier who is returning after a long time, this match will be fought in UFC 302 in the lightweight division.

Veteran Dustin Poirier Faces Islam Makhachev in Battle of Experience on June 1st

This fight will be full of experience in which Poirier has 14 years of experience in the UFC in which he has defeated many such masters, including defeating Conor McGregor twice in a row, while Makhachev has 9 years of experience in which he has defeated many such masters in his UFC career. It started in 2015. There is no dearth of experience between these two fighters, now it will be seen on June 1st who dominates whom and who gets defeated by whom.

Poirier Returns for Title Shot After Comeback Knockout

35-year-old Poirier is going to fight the title match after about 2 months, in which he defeated Benoit Saint Denis with a knockout punch at UFC 299 on March 09 this year and announced his comeback. He fought his last title match against Charles Oliveivira in which he lost his title.

On the other hand, 32-year-old Makhachev fought his last match against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 in 2023, which he won easily. However, it was a title bout in a lightweight division, and Alexander Volkanovski was defeated twice in a year in a row.

Clash of Momentum as Makhachev Challenges Poirier’s Experience

Dustin “THE DIAMOND” Poirier returned in a different form and wasted no time in defeating Benoit Saint Denis in 2 minutes and 32 seconds of the 2nd round. However, “The Diamond” has more fighting experience, having registered 23 wins in 32 matches in his career, while he has lost 09 matches, while Islam has fought a total of 15 matches in his UFC career, out of which he has won 14 matches.

Makhachev has the momentum of winning 14 consecutive matches, while Dustin “the Diamond” Poirier has no shortage of experience. Now it remains to be seen how these two fighters face each other. This match is going to be of a high level in which experience vs momentum will be seen. The way Makhachev is winning every single match, will he blow away Poirier in that blind? Or will Dustin Poirier be able to end Islam’s blind of consecutive wins?

UFC 302 Makhachev vs Poirier event card

UFC 302 Fight Card
Main Card
Islam Makhachevvs Dustin Poirier (Main Event)
Sean Stricklandvs Paulo Costa (Co. Main Event)
Kevin Hollandvs Michal Oleksiejczuk
Jailton Almeidavs Alexandr Romanov
Randy Brownvs Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos
(Credit: UFC)
Prelims
Cesar Almeidavs Roman Kopylov
Grant Dawsonvs Joe Solecki
Phil Rowevs Jake Matthews
Niko Pricevs Alex Monoro
(Credit: UFC)
Early Prelims
Micky Gallvs Bassil Hafez
Ailin Perezvs Jselyne Edwards
Nyamjargal Tumendemberelvs Andre Lima
(Credit: UFC)

UFC 302 Makhachev vs Poirier: When will it be held and broadcast?

UFC 302 will be held in New Jersey (Newark), USA on June 1. It will be telecast in India on June 2 at 07:30 am.

UFC 302 Makhachev vs Poirier: Where to watch?

United States fights on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. In India, its telecast can be seen on Sony Network and live streaming on SonyLiv.

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