For the first time since earning the UFC lightweight belt, Charles Oliveira will defend his title.
Oliveira (31-8, 1 NC) beat Michael Chandler back on May 15 to win the vacant belt by TKO in just two rounds, establishing himself as the champion in the weight class. However, he’ll be tasked with a major challenge on Saturday, as he faces Dustin Poirier (28-6, 1 NC).
Despite owning the belt, Oliveira finds himself ranked three spots below Poirier in UFC’s pound-for-pound fight rankings. Poirier most recently fought for the lightweight championship on Sept. 7, 2019, but lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in a three-round submission.
Fans signing up for the UFC 269 PPV will be getting more than just the Oliveira-Poirier fight, however. Amanda Nunes (21-4) will be defending her featherweight and bantamweight championship belts in a clash against Julianna Pena (10-4). Since winning the bantamweight title on July 9, 2016, Nunes has defended the belt seven times, and she has won each of her past 12 fights. Pena is coming off a win against Sara McMann on Jan. 24, and dating back to Nov. 30, 2013, she has won six of her eight fights.
Looking to watch the fight card? Here’s all the information you need to watch UFC 269.
UFC 269 price: How much does Oliveira vs. Poirier cost?
UFC fans will be able to watch the main card of UFC 269 in the U.S. on ESPN+ for $69.99 or $89.98. Those fights are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. ET. Earlier fights can be viewed on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
What channel is UFC 269 on?
The entire night of fighting can be found on ESPN+ with a subscription to the streaming service. The prelims will also be carried by ESPN2. The main card can only be viewed on ESPN+ PPV.
Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.
What time does Oliveira vs. Poirier start?
The night of fights begins at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN+ for the early preliminary fights and prelims. Fans of the card will have to wait until 10 p.m. for the main card, and likely until midnight for Oliveira and Poirier to reach the octagon.
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