Oliveira and Poirier ready to throw down in UFC 269 Welterweight Bout
Vegas Fans. It’s time to lock the door and wage war. That’s right, UFC 269 is heading down to Las Vegas, and this time, the action will be more jam-packed than ever.
The T-Mobile Arena will hold the UFC 269 Championship Fights on December 11, 2021. They will host a multitude of main card fights, that will have a sold out crowd on its feet. None of the fights however matter more than two major title bouts that will make headlines all around the country.
Lightweight Title Fight (Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier)
For the main event of the evening, current UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira will attempt to defend his 1st title match by squaring with the number one ranked challenger Dustin Poirier.
Oliveira comes into the match with an impressive 31-8 record and will look to show the Vegas fans he is here to stay. To him, Poirier is an easy target, even though the number one ranked fighter defeated one of the best fighters in MMA history in Irishman Connor McGregor in UFC 264.
Records and Achievements of Title Fighters
UFC fans can watch and judge for themselves as Oliveira has had some very impressive wins over his career. They rumbled when the Champion who hails from Sao Paulo Brazil won UFC gold by KO over Silver Medalist Michael Chandler in May. He also has won fans over during his journey when he won major bouts against Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee, and two times over Nik Lentz.
Meanwhile, Poirier will have something to say about Oliveira’s accomplishments, formerly the interim lightweight champion (28-6-1) paved his way to the number one ranking. With not one, but two thrilling victories over McGregor.
One was a thrilling knockout in UFC 264 that severely injured McGregor and possibly one that may have put his MMA career to sleep. Additionally, he earned two victories against Max Holloway and a separate pair of wins over Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje.
Bantamweight Title Fight (Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena)
Meanwhile, The other title fight will occur in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Division between Amanda Nunes (21-4) and UFC’s number 5 ranked challenger Julliana Pena (11-4).
Nunes is considered to be the greatest women’s fighter of all time. She is light years ahead of her competition, especially against Pena, who has only fought 15 professional fights in her career.
Records and Achievements
Nunes fights out of Coral, Springs (Florida), by way of Bahia, (Brazil). But no matter where she lives, one thing is for sure Vegas fans, she is a killer fighter in the ring. At 21-4, Nunes has cruised her way to the title fight as she is currently been undefeated for seven-years.
You will be amazed at her previous track record, as she has feasted on her competition, including some big wins over former UFC champions like currently WWE Star Ronda Rousey.
On the other side of the card, Pena has been quietly flying under the radar leading to her number 5 ranking. She was triumphant as the overall victor in Season 18 of Ultimate Fighter, and has continued to dominant over her competition too.
Despite only fighting 15 bouts in her career, Pena has had quality wins, beating former UFC champion Nico Montano and other title challengers such as Jessica Eye, Cat Zingano, and Sara McMann.
Now in the words of UFC and Boxing ring announcers Michael and Bruce Buffer. “LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE”
Time of the Main Card
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Club members will have the chance to buy tickets for the fight early as they will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10:00AM PT on www.ufcfightclub.com. Other wise, the tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 22 at 10:00AM PT at axs.com.