Why You Shouldn’t Miss UFC 302

Hey, fight fans! Ready for a thrill? Click right here to order UFC 302, featuring "Makhachev vs. Poirier" this Saturday. It’s all going down at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

So, here’s the scoop. Dustin Poirier, our man from American Top Team, is stepping up to the plate. He’s facing off against Islam Makhachev for the coveted UFC lightweight crown. The battleground? UFC 302’s main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Poirier’s been here before, chasing the 155-pound title. Remember his bouts against Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019 and Charles Oliveira in 2021? Yeah, those didn’t go his way. Now at 35, Poirier’s looking at what might be his final shot at glory. He’s coming off a win streak, though, with victories in nine of his last 12 fights. His last win? A knockout against Benoit St. Denis at UFC 299. That was his 23rd finish, folks.

Makhachev? This guy’s a beast. A protégé of Nurmagomedov, he’s riding a 13-fight winning streak. He’s taken down some big names, including back-to-back wins over former featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski. At 32, Makhachev has 16 wins by knockout, technical knockout, or submission out of 25 professional fights.

But wait, there’s more at UFC 302. Let’s talk about Sean Strickland. This guy’s a character, right? After losing his middleweight title to Dricus Du Plessis, he’s back. He’s facing Paulo Costa in the co-main event. Strickland’s record? Impressive, with wins over some serious contenders. Costa, on the other hand, is looking to turn things around after a few losses.

And don’t forget about Jailton Almeida. This heavyweight’s got something to prove after a setback against Curtis Blaydes at UFC 299. He’s up against Alexander Romanov, a powerhouse with a solid UFC record. This match? It’s gonna be explosive.

So, there you have it. UFC 302 is packed with action. Make sure you don’t miss it. Order now and get ready for an unforgettable night of fights. See you at the Prudential Center!

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