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UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier Set to Ignite Lightweight Division

UFC President Dana White has unveiled the headline match for UFC 302: reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will defend his title against Dustin Poirier. This revelation comes on the heels of UFC 300, where the Ultimate Fighting Championship soared to new heights.

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Among the fervent post-event discussions, the lightweight division has emerged as a focal point. With Max Holloway's impressive victory over Justin Gaethje, he has surged as a notable contender at 155 pounds. Similarly, Dustin Poirier solidified his contender status by delivering a knockout blow to Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299.

Now, anticipation builds as "The Diamond" seeks to etch his legacy in the division with a highly anticipated clash against Islam Makhachev. The matchup is confirmed, promising a showdown that fans won't soon forget.

For Poirier, this is a familiar scenario. Despite past defeats against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira, he remains a formidable presence in the lightweight scene. Known for his resilience and unwavering determination, Poirier is determined to seize this opportunity and cement his status among the division's elite.

On the opposing side, Makhachev is carving out his own path to greatness, establishing himself as one of the most formidable lightweights in the sport's history.


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