Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira ‘verbally agree to meet at UFC 269 at the end of the year’ as the American tries to wrap up sensational 2021 with a lightweight title win
- Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira reportedly agreed to meet in December
- Poirier, 32, is having a sensational year after beating Conor McGregor twice
- The American is in pole position for a shot at Oliveira’s lightweight championship
- Oliveira won the title earlier this year after beating Michael Chandler by TKO
The UFC is reportedly targeting a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier before the end of the year at UFC 269, with the pair reportedly having verbally agreed to the bout.
Poirier, 32, has long earned another shot at the 155-pound title after taking a string of impressive wins following his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
Consecutive wins over Conor McGregor this year have placed the Diamond in pole position for a belt tilt occupied by Oliveira after the Brazilian defeated Michael Chandler for the vacated title from Nurmagomedov.
Charles Oliveira (L) and Dustin Poirier (R) reportedly agreed to meet at UFC 269
Poirier is having a sensational year after beating UFC superstar Conor McGregor twice
And MMA fighting reports that UFC chiefs plan to schedule Oliveira vs Poirier for UFC 269 on December 11.
Oliveira and Poirier are said to have verbally agreed to a fight at UFC 269, although no contracts have been issued yet.
The lightweight rivals are set to headline the pay-per-view event, at a venue yet to be announced, with Amanda Nunes defending her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena in the co-main event.
After opting to pursue a third – and more lucrative – match against McGregor, Poirier has his sights set on Oliveira and UFC gold.
UFC chiefs want to book the lightweight fight for December 11 (Photo: Dana White)
The Diamond has his sights set on UFC gold, tweeting ‘Undisputed world champion’ this week
The Louisianan crowned himself “undisputed world champion” on Twitter this week, with many arguing that Poirier is the lightweight division champion in all but name.
“I think Poirier now deserves to be champion. That’s my opinion,” Nurmagomedov said in February.
The win for Poirier would mean a sensational 2021, where he would most likely be named Fighter of the Year.