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Confident Makhachev predicts Poirier’s downfall at UFC 302



Islam Makhachev Dustin Poirier UFC 302

Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier will clash at UFC 302. Photo via UFC

Reigning lightweight champion Islam Makhachev is confident facing former interim champion Dustin Poirier.

In fact, he believe he know exactly how the fight at UFC 302 will play out.

“We will start and I will try to take him down,” Makhachev recently told Yahoo Sports. “He will try to get me in a guillotine (choke). I will defend the guillotine. I will give him a couple punches. He will give his back, then I will finish.”

“One day maybe, I hope (Poirier) will finish his guillotine on someone. But it’s not going to be me.”

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UFC 302 with Islam Makhachev

UFC 302 will take place on June 1, 2024, at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey.

Check out the announced fights for the card here!

  • Lightweight title bout: Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Middleweight bout: Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa
  • Welterweight bout: Randy Brown vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
  • Middleweight bout: César Almeida vs. Roman Kopylov
  • Flyweight bout: Tatsuro Taira vs. Joshua Van
  • Welterweight bout: Niko Price vs. Alex Morono
  • Heavyweight bout: Jailton Almeida vs. Alexander Romanov
  • Welterweight bout: Mickey Gall vs. Bassil Hafez
  • Welterweight bout: Philip Rowe vs. Jake Matthews
  • Lightweight bout: Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki
  • Women’s Bantamweight bout: Ailín Pérez vs. Joselyne Edwards

* The UFC 302 fight card is a subject of change.

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