UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier - Card Preview - 12/11/21
We are back at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas this Saturday for a great PPV lineup. Two belts are on the line in this one. Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira looks to defend his lightweight title against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in the main event. In the co-main we get to see the P4P female GOAT, Amanda Nunes take on Julianna Peña in women’s bantamweight action.
The lightweight division continues to be must-see action and this matchup will be no different. Oliveira holds the record for most submission victories in the UFC but he’s also not afraid to throw hands as evident of his 9 knockout victories. Even the most casual fan probably recognizes Dustin Poirier now from his Conor McGregor trilogy. He truly is an elite fighter and as tough as they come. The southpaw from Louisiana has scored 14 wins by knockout and 7 more by submission.
Amanda Nunes will be a monster favorite for her fight against Pena. Much like Shevchenko in the flyweight division, Nunes has outclassed all opposition as she's cleared out the division. The main difference between the two is Nunes actually holds two titles currently. Pena, a former TUF tournament winner, has had some solid success in the UFC, winning 6 out of 8 fights. Her only losses coming to solid opposition in the aforementioned Valentina Shevchenko and Germaine De Randamie.
These two bouts could sell the PPV handedly but lucky for us, the rest of the card is also stacked up nicely. We have former champs, big personalities, hype trains, ranked fighters, and high action fighters. Highly recommend tuning in as this will be the last big card for a while.
As of this writing, the early prelims kick off at 6:15 pm EST on fight pass whereas the prelims and main card start at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm EST respectively. Check out the lineup below:
Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier
Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña
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 Sakaivs Tai Tuivasa
Jordan Wright vs Bruno Silva
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD
André 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