UFC 269 is set for a huge night of MMA this Saturday when Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier challenges Charles Oliveira for the 155lb lightweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in glitzy Las Vegas. It’s a pretty unforgiving match up for Charles Oliveira for the first defence of his title, with the lightweight champ taking on Dustin Poirier this weekend in Las Vegas. Read on to discover how to watch UFC 269 and an Oliveira vs Poirier live stream, plus the rest of the card online with ESPN+ having exclusive coverage in the US.
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Oliveira was crowned champ back in May after dispatching Michael Chandler via a second-round knock out, but comes into this fight as the underdog with many pundits.
Poirier has been in line for a shot at the title since last year, but instead opted for the big payday of a trilogy rematch in the summer with Conor McGregor.
Having beaten the Irish star for a second time, the pound-for-pound ranked number 5 fighter is at last taking the opportunity for a title shot.
That fight headlines a ridiculously packed bill that also includes two-division Women’s champ Amanda Nunes returning to defend her bantamweight crown for the first time since 2019.
Follow our guide below as we explain how to get a UFC 269 live stream online – plus key details like the Oliveira vs Poirier time, and the cheapest way to get a UFC live stream today.
Oliveira vs Poirier date, time and channels
Date: Saturday, December 11
Main card time: 10pm EST / 7pm PST / 3am GMT / 2pm AEDT (Sun)
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA
Oliveira vs Poirier preview and predictions
While many are tipping Poirier to ease his way to the title this weekend, more considered UFC observers will have noted that Oliveira is a fighter on the up and will likely provide a far greater threat than McGregor did across those bitter trilogy grudge matches.
Oliveira has a well-earned reputation as one of the UFC’s best finishers, but will be hoping to quiet critics who have accused him of avoiding the best in the division with a win here.
Poirier won’t provide an open target in the way the defence-shy Michael Chandler did during his title-winning triumph earlier this year, meaning we could be in store for a fight of the year contender.
Who is Charles Oliveira?
Having worked his way up the ranks in a number of Brazilian promotions, Oliveira made his UFC debut in 2010, but was initially written off as a middling contender, chalking up an unimpressive 10-8 record between 2012 and 2017.
The 31-year-old went on to elevate his reputation with an eight-fight win streak that earned him a title fight earlier this year against Michael Chandler, taking the opportunity to claim the belt in resounding style with a second round knock out.
Who is Dustin Poirier?
Nicknamed ‘The Diamond’, the former interim Lightweight champion’s storied career has seen him claim wins over four former UFC champions.
He boasts an impressive 28 wins, with 21 by knockout or submission. Poirier remains a force to be reckoned with, with his raw power for all to see in his trilogy victories over Conor McGregor.
Oliveira vs Poirier latest odds: who is the favorite to win?
Despite Oliveira’s champion status, it’s the challenger who leads the betting, with Poirier coming in around the 5/4 mark to take the belt, while the Brazilian incumbent is currently drifting around 8/13 to retain his title with most bookies.
Oliveira vs Poirier: recent results
Poirier last stepped in the Octagon in July at UFC 264 for the final bout of his three-fight trilogy against Conor McGregor, with the 32-year-old securing victory over Notorious following a dramatic doctor stoppage that came after the Irish fighter broke his leg in the first round.
Oliveira’s last fight was his title-winning victory over Michael Chandler in Houston back in May at UFC 262, which saw him claim the vacant lightweight title with a second round knock out.
UFC 269 full card and highlights
Beyond the much anticipated headline act, the full line up for UFC 269 is arguably one of the best bills put together by the promotion this year.
The co-headline act sees all-time women’s MMA great Amanda Nunes looking to retain her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena, while the intriguing men’s bantamweight clash between Raulian Paiva and “Sugar” Sean O’Malley as the main card opener looks the perfect choice for setting the tone of what looks set to be an explosive night’s worth of MMA action.
Full UFC 269 card for Saturday, December 11
Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier (Men’s lightweight title fight)
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena (Women’s bantamweight title fight)
Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Kai Kara-France vs. Cody Garbrandt
Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley
Josh Emmett vs. Dan Ige
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
Augusto Sakai vs. Tai Tuivasa
Jordan Wright vs. Bruno Silva
Andre Muniz vs. Eryk Anders
Erin Blanchfield vs. Miranda Maverick
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Gillian Robertson vs. Priscila Cachoeira
UFC 269 will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend, and the final major event of the year is one of the most stacked of 2021.
In the main event, Dustin Poirier takes on lightweight title holder Charles Oliveira as the ‘Diamond’ seeks to finally become undisputed champion – having only ever held the interim gold.
In the co-main event, dual-weight champion Amanda Nunes puts her women’s bantamweight title on the line against Julianna Pena, who will attempt to end the Brazilian’s 12-fight win streak, which dates back to 2014.
Elsewhere on the card, former bantamweight champions Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt are in action – the latter making his flyweight debut – while the 135lbs division’s rising star Sean O’Malley steps back into the Octagon.