UFC 269: Fight Card Details

Published 11/28/2021, 12:29 AM EST


The past two months have been an absolute treat for all fight fans as the UFC has put up some insane fights. Not even one of the fight nights has failed to disappoint and neither have the numbered cards.

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Last month at UFC 268, we got to witness arguably one of the best lightweight fights in the promotion’s history. Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler put on one hell of a fight. Another amazing bout fans got to see was Max Holloway versus Yair Rodriguez earlier this month. Both these fights are speculated to be contenders for the Fight of the Year award.

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The UFC still has something exciting planned for us to end the year on a good note. Fans can expect to see some insane skills and violence at the upcoming UFC 269.

UFC 269 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on December 11th, 2021. Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira will compete for the UFC lightweight championship in the main event. Both fighters are currently on a winning streak. While Poirier has won his last three, ‘Do Bronx‘ has won his last nine. 

Another exciting bout that will take place at UFC 269 is Amanda Nunes versus Julianna Peña. The fight will be for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. The fight was supposed to take place at UFC 265, but it was canceled after ‘The Lioness‘ tested positive for COVID-19.

Other fights at UFC 269

Apart from Poirier versus Oliveria and Nunes versus Peña, the UFC 269 main card has three exciting bouts on it. The twelfth-ranked welterweight fighter, Geoff Neal, will take on #14 ranked Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Flyweight fighter Kai Kara-France will take on the former UFC bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt, in a flyweight battle.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Sean O’Malley reacts after his knockout victory over Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC 269 will also mark the return of the fan-favorite fighter, Sean O’Malley. ‘Sugar’ will take on the Brazilian fighter, Raulian Paiva, in a bantamweight fight to kick off the main card.

UFC 269: Preliminary fixtures

The number seven contender of the UFC featherweight division, Josh Emmett, will take on Dan Ige in a featherweight bout. Also, Pedro Munhoz will fight the former two-time champion, Dominick Cruz, in a bantamweight bout.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 30: Dominick Cruz awaits the start of round two during his UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Augusto Sakai will face Tai Tuivasa in a heavyweight contest. Bruno Silva will fight against Jordan Wright in a middleweight contest.

UFC 269: Early Preliminary Card

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The early preliminary card at UFC 269 will host a total of six fights. Gillian Robertson will take on Priscila Cachoeira in a women’s flyweight bout. For the bantamweight bout, Randy Costa will take on Tony Kelley. Ryan Hall will fight Darrick Minner in a men’s featherweight contest.

Alex Perez and Mike Schnell will battle it off in a men’s flyweight fight. This will be followed by Erin Blanchfield vs Miranda Maverick in a women’s flyweight contest. The last fight on the early preliminary card is a middleweight bout between André Muniz vs Eryk Anders.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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