UFC 302 Main Event And Co-Main Event Set

UFC 302 Main Event: Makhachev vs. Poirier — Everything You Need to Know

UFC 302 is gearing up to be an explosive event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on June 1st. With the Lightweight Championship on the line, the main event features a showdown between reigning champion Islam Makhachev and challenger Dustin Poirier. This article provides you with everything you need to know about the main and co-main events, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable night in MMA.

UFC 302 Main Event: Makhachev vs. Poirier

Islam Makhachev will defend his Lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302. Dustin Poirier is coming in after a huge knockout win over Benoit St. Denis at UFC 299. A fight where Dustin was doubted, but proved he’s still in the top of the division. But, he steps into the cage against the champion on a 13 fight win streak.

Islam Makhachev has one loss in his career, early on in 2015. But, since then, Islam has dominated everyone who stepped into his path. Coming off a head kick knockout win over Alexander Volkanovski, Islam looks like an unstoppable force. But, he’s never faced a challenger quite like The Diamond.

But, that’s not all. Dana White also announced the co-main event of UFC 302, which is Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa. Both fighters coming off of a loss, they’re looking to bounce back in a big way and get back towards a championship opportunity. Sean Strickland is coming off of losing the Middleweight Championship against Dricus Du Plessis. Paulo Costa on the other hand, is coming off a hard-fought loss against Robert Whittaker. One of these men will bounce back into the win column come June 1st. You can see the card so far below.

UFC 302 Fight Card

  • Lightweight Championship: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa
  • Roman Dolidze vs. Anthony Hernandez
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Alexandr Romanov 
  • Joselyne Edwards vs. Ailin Perez 
  • Mickey Gall vs. Bassil Hafez
  • Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki
  • Phil Rowe vs. Jake Matthews 
  • Hyun Sung Park vs. André Lima 
  • Niko Price vs. Jeremiah Wells 
  • Sumudaerji vs. Joshua Van
  • Roman Kopylov vs. César Almeida

By: Brady Alexander

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