Follow FanSided for live round-by-round updates as Charles Oliveira defends his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 269.
This marks Oliveira’s first defense of the title he won at UFC 262 in May when he and Michael Chandler fought a brief, but intense, bout to determine the new champion of the discipline. Oliveira finished less than a minute into the second half of that game.
Oliveira has 9 straight wins and 10/11 going into tonight’s championship contest. This winning streak also includes wins over Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee, Jared Gordon, Nik Lentz, Jim Miller and Clay Guida.
Poirier enters this bout with his consecutive wins over Conor McGregor earlier this year at UFC 257 and UFC 264. Poirier had the opportunity to challenge for the title then vacated after his win in January. but was elected for a three-part match with McGregor over a title chance. Now, he has a chance to end his 2021 in style.
Poirier was previously the interim lightweight champion, defeating Max Holloway at UFC 236 for one such award. Poirier, however, lost the undisputed title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242.
Live updates and highlights between Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier
Oliveira hit her knee early before the two exchanged. Poirier quickly defeated Oliveira with his left hand, less than 20 seconds into the round. Poirier tagged Oliveira with a few more levers, but Oliveira brought her knees into her body. Oliveira was just over three minutes away from appearing and looking for her killer. He failed but landed on his knee and a front kick to the body. Poirier made another stab and landed one-two. Right hand crossed over Oliveira’s head stunned. Another Oliveira knee. Two minutes left. Oliveira’s front kick. Poirier takes down Oliveira again with a punch! Oliveira stood up. The combination stuns Oliveira! Poirier’s one-two with 30 seconds left. Poirier is serving the ball, but Oliveira catches Poirier with an own goal. What a fast-paced, action-packed opening round!
Oliveira appears in an attack, assisting Poirier in the cage in anxiety. Oliveira brought Poirier down and looked for a choking spot. Poirier picked him up and tried to throw some dirt and scales, but Oliveira looked for an armbar. Poirier escapes submission, but he rolls and Oliveira stands on top. Oliveira put a few elbows on the side of Poirier’s head. Oliveira continues to come after Poirier with ground and pounds.
Oliveira comes behind Poirier standing and choking! Olivera has a faucet!
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Charles Oliveira def. Dustin Poirier through submission (naked backstroke), Round 3 – 1:02 to retain UFC lightweight title
UFC 269 takes place on Saturday, December 11, 2021, live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.
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