Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier booked for UFC 302 in June


Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier. Several new fights have been announced for UFC 302, which sees Islam Makhachev defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in the main event on June 1 in Newark, N.J.

Islam Makhachev will defend his lightweight championship against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302 on June 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

UFC president Dana White announced UFC 300 on Saturday night.

Makhachev, 32, is coming off a stunning knockout win over Alexander Volkanovski last October. The fight against Poirier will be Makhachev’s third defense of the lightweight title, which he won in 2022 by submitting Charles Oliveira.

 Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Sat, 18 May 2024

One of the most stacked fight weekends of the summer is upon us. Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title of boxing.

 Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, are set to meet on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia with all four recognized titles in the heavyweight division at stake. The fight was first set to take place in February, but a cut suffered by Fury in training camp delayed the matchup by three months. The teams have arrived in the Middle East ready to finally decide who the best heavyweight in the world truly is.

Both men enter the fight coming off scares in their 2023, Usyk was dropped by Daniel Dubois, but the referee ruled it a low blow and allowed Usyk time to recover. He then stopped Dubois in Round 9.

Fury was forced into a much tougher spot in October when his undefeated record barely survived a fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Ngannou scored a knockdown and did enough to win plenty of rounds, though Fury ultimately took a split-decision victory. While Fury’s title was not on the line, a loss would have been even more embarrassing than narrowly escaping with a win in a fight he was expected to dominate.

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