The last big UFC event of 2021 takes place this weekend, and it promises to be a huge occasion, as the UFC Lightweight Championship is on the line. UFC 269 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and a stacked undercard on whets the appetite for what should be a fascinating night of fighting action.
The co-main event on the card is also a fascinating contest, as the women’s bantamweight champion will be on the line as Amanda Nunes defends the gold against Julianna Pena.
Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier Odds
The BetXchange markets for the fight are out now, and Dustin Poirier has immediately been made the 6/10 favourite to win the bout. Charles Oliveira is the outsider of the two fighters, as he is available at 13/10. There is also the option to bet on the outcome of the fight this weekend, with Poirier by decision available at 6/1, with the knockout win for the same fighter currently 19/20.
Oliveira to win by KO or TKO is currently 21/10, while Oliveira to win by decision is 13/2. The draw is a huge outside chance with BetXchange, and can currently be found at 80/1. The fight to go the distance is 28/10, while the lightweight title fight to end within the allocated time is 1/4.
Tale of the Tape
|Charles Oliveira||Dustin Poirier|
|31-8 (1NC)||Record||28-6 (1NC)|
|5 ft 10||Height||5 ft 9|
|74 in||Reach||72 in|
|· Reigning Lightweight Champion
· 11x Performance of the Night
· 3x Submission of the Night
· 3x Fight of the Night
· Most submission wins in UFC history
|Achievements||· 1x Interim Lightweight champion
· 7x Fight of the Night
· 1x Submission of the Night
· 4x Performance of the Night
· Most knockout victories in UFC lightweight history
Poirier Looking For First World Title
Dustin Poirier has already been in two of the biggest fights that have taken place in the UFC this calendar year. He started the year with a huge victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, as he beat his arch rival by TKO in the second round of the contest. He also went on to win the much-anticipated trilogy fight between the two in July, as McGregor was unable to continue following injury, giving Poirier the TKO victory in the first round.
Poirier has beaten a selection of the best fighters around in recent years, including Dan Hooker, Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje. His only defeat since 2016 came against Khabib Nurmagomedov in the last fight that he challenge for the lightweight championship in September 2019.
Oliveira’s First Defence
Charles Oliveira achieved his dream earlier this year, as he finally became the lightweight champion. It was a destructive showing on that occasion at UFC 262, as he beat Michael Chandler by TKO in the second round of their contest. That result also saw him break the record for the most finishes in UFC history, which now stands at eleven.
The only man to have taken him the distance in his last nine fights was Tony Ferguson, but Oliveira still picked up the win by unanimous decision. Defending the title that he has worked so hard to win is now his challenge.
Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier Prediction
This promises to be one of the most exciting UFC bouts of the year, and we for one can’t wait. However, we will be siding with Poirier to claim victory this weekend, and win the lightweight championship for the first time in his career.