UFC 269 results: Charles Oliveira taps Dustin Poirier standing up to retain title

There was no shortage of drama in UFC 269. From the duplicity of the return stories of Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier to the upset of Juliana Pena's longtime UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, everything was a bit part of the event. Oliveira's invincible spirit overwhelmed the crowd supporting Poirier at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pena silenced the fans' favorite nunes with a victory that some could believe.Charles Oliveira defended his first lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the main event of this year's final pay-for-pay UFC 269 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday. Oliveira defeated Poirier in the third round with a bare square from behind to force Brazil to tap 1:02 in the round. Charles Oliveira defended his first lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the main event of this year's final pay-for-pay UFC 269 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday. Oliveira defeated Poirier in the third round with a bare square from behind to force Brazil to tap 1:02 in the round. For the better part of seven years, it felt as if someone was plucking the wings of the Dow Bronx whenever it was ready to take off. First of all, it was Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone. Then there were Cube Swanson and Frankie Edgar. This was followed by Max Holloway, Anthony Pates, Ricardo Lamas, and Paul Fielder. Oliveira faced almost the same fate against Michael Chandler and Poirier. However, he is now as tough (symbolically and literally) as he is dangerous. Oliveira faced a difficult first round against Poirier The first round was as full of action as they come. In the opening seconds, Poirier knocked Oliveira out of a fist. When Oliveira got back on her feet, her pace was just as restless. The two men went on a major strike after the main strike. Poirier's weapon of choice was his boxing, which was probably more effective than Oliveira's mixed strike style. However, Oliveira continued to dig through the front legs, which seemed to bother Poirier. Oliveira's clinch game and knee-jerk success in bodybuilding as well as boxing. Early in Round 2, Oliveira tried to drag Poyer to the ground. As he leaned back, Powell bent down and threw him on the canvas. Oliveira then used her wrist control to bring down Poirier. Oliveira ended up in Poirier's guard where he landed on big elbows and other ground and pounds until the end of the round. Immediately in Round 3, Oliveira grabbed Poyer and jumped on his back. He worked on the choke and changed grips until it was closed. Oliveira won her first lightweight title. In May at UFC 262, Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler by a second-round knockout to claim the 5 155 title that fell vacant following the retirement of former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.


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