Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint Denis and Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan Fights for UFC 299 and UFC 300 Announced by Dana White

Published 01/08/2024, 12:22 AM EST

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After the announcement ͏of the Francis ͏Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua fight, Dana Whi͏te promised to shake up the community with͏ some exciting fight annou͏ncements. However͏,͏ fans were left disappoint͏ed when he revealed news about Powerslap. Nevertheless, the CEO has now followed through on his promise and dropped some bombshell ͏announcemen͏ts.

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The wait is finally over as the CEO took center stage to announce some of the much-awaited high-stakes fights that are set to happen in UFC 300 and UFC 299. Let’s get into this.

Dana White finally reveals the fights fans were waiting for

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Seems like the CEO has kept his promise. Per his latest announcement, UFC 299 will have Dustin Poirier vs. Benoît Saint-Denis and for UFC 300, it is the highly anticipated Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan fight for the #1 contender spot.

Dustin Poirier has been willing to fight on the UFC 300 card but seems like White had other plans for ‘The Diamond’. Poirier needs redemption after his loss against Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 and his bout against Saint-Denis might be just that. Further, it will be the latest in the line of five-round non-title co-main events in UFC history. ‘God Of War’ is nothing but a warlord himself and is on a five-fight winning streak. Their bout promises a spectacle at UFC 299.

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The second fight that the CEO announced was Oliveira vs.Tsarukyan. ‘Do Bronx’ was supposed to fight Islam Makhachev for the title, but the champion is suffering from a leg injury and seems like he will be out for some time. It must also be noted that both of these fighters are coming off a win against Beneil Dariush.

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Will there be a new lightweight champion?

Dana White’s new announcements signal a lot of activity in the lightweight division. How does this affect the title picture? As per an update from White himself during the announcement, the champion Makhachev is out injured and will be back in the summer.

At UFC 294, Makhachev defeated the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski for the second straight time, but this one was via a brutal head kick. Unfortunately, the champion injured his leg in the process and is tending to it. Per the UFC CEO, the winner of the Oliveria vs. Tsarukyan fight will face Makhachev when he returns.

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With Oliveira and Tsarukyan heading to Las Vegas for the April PPV, the stakes just went a lot higher at the marquee event. The winner of the fight will likely be facing Makhachev in the summer. Who do you think takes the win at UFC 300?

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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