The UFC has booked champion Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) against Poirier (28-6 MMA, 21-6 UFC) at UFC 269 on Dec. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will stream on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.
The fight will be Oliveira’s first title defense since he won the vacant belt at UFC 262 in May. After a difficult opening round, Oliveira finished Chandler with strikes 19 seconds into Round 2 to claim gold. The victory extended his winning streak to nine, with eight finishes in that stretch.
As for Poirier, he rides a three-fight winning streak that includes back-to-back TKO wins against Conor McGregor and a unanimous decision over Dan Hooker into the matchup. The fight marks Poirier’s second UFC undisputed title challenge.
The lightweight title won’t be the only championship on the line at UFC 269. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes also defends her title against challenger Julianna Pena, while flyweight champ Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will square off in a trilogy.
With the addition, the UFC 269 lineup includes:
Champion Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier – for lightweight title
Champion Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for women’s bantamweight title
Champion Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo – for flyweight title
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson
Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Andre Muniz
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell
Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
Dominick Cruz vs. Pedro Munhoz
Sean O’Malley vs. Raulian Paiva