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Dustin Poirier defeating Michael Chandler at MSG. Photo via Twitter (UFC )

Lightweight fan favorite Dustin Poirier returns to action in March.

At UFC 299, on March 9, he will take on rising star Benoit Saint-Denis in a five round co-main event. The fight was announced by the promotion.

No. 3 ranked lightweight Poirier looks to bounce back from a tough knockout loss to Justin Gaethje in their “BMF” title fight this past August.

Former French special forces soldier Saint-Denis will look to extend his impressive five-fight stoppage winning streak in the promotion. The No. 12 ranked fighter comes from a first-round head kick KO against Matt Frevola in November.

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UFC 299 with Dustin Poirier

UFC 299 takes place at Kaseya Center in Miami on March 9. Check out the current lineup for the stacked card below!

  • Bantamweight title bout: Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera
  • Lightweight bout: Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint-Denis
  • Welterweight bout: Gilbert Burns vs. Jack Della Maddalena
  • Bantamweight bout: Song Yadong vs. Petr Yan
  • Welterweight bout: Kevin Holland vs. Michael Page
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Maycee Barber vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Heavyweight bout: Jailton Almeida vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Flyweight bout: Asu Almabaev vs. CJ Vergara
  • Lightweight bout: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mateusz Gamrot
  • Bantamweight bout: Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Lauren Murphy vs. Karine Silva

* Fight card and bout order is a subject of change.

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