‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’- Dustin Poirier Provides Update on Title Fight Against Charles Oliveira

Published 10/04/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier took to social media and revealed to fans that he would be fighting for the undisputed title next. ‘The Diamond’ expressed that his targeted bout against Charles Oliveira was signed and per reports, the fight will go down in December. Fans have been looking forward to this contest that will determine the current lightweight kingpin.

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Poirier recently appeared in an interview with Valuetainment’s Patrick Bet-David and revealed that Oliveira was next. During the interview, he also specified that the contract was yet to be signed even though things were moving in the right direction. However, per his recent tweet, it seems as though all formalities regarding the fight booking have been worked out.

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There’s been a longstanding precedent for greatness set in the lightweight division by former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Following his retirement, fans wondered how one of the most popular divisions in the UFC would shape up in the long run. However, just about a year from his retirement on October 24, 2020, it seems like the division has truly moved forward.

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Poirier is fresh off two victories over former champion Conor McGregor and he’s red hot in terms of momentum. ‘The Diamond’ looked like a world-beater on fight night, so much so that some fans have placed him as the uncrowned champion of the division.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

This is a notion that Oliveira will be looking to squash in no time and he’s finally got his chance to assert his dominance. ‘Do Bronx’ has had a long road to the title and he’ll want to build on his legacy from this point forward. Defeating Poirier at this stage of his career would be extremely impactful when looking back at his career.

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The bout promises to be electric from the get-go as both men are relentless when it comes to pushing the pace. Not to mention, there’s something for everyone as the fight offers exciting exchanges on the mat as well as on the feet. Despite the fight being placed on the final pay-per-view of the year, it has ‘Fight of the Year’ written all over it.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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