This weekend, one of the biggest fights of the year will take place in the Octagon at UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier. UFC Lightweight Champion Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira will defend his title against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in the main event of the 15-fight card.
Oliveira is one of the most dominant fighters to ever step foot in the Octagon. He’s 31-8-1 and has the most submission wins in UFC history with 14 and the most finishes with 17. He’s currently on a 9-fight win streak with 8 of his victories by finish. The lightweight champion has not been defeated since 2017 and is a tap-out master with 19 of his 31 wins by submission.
At 28-6, Porier will be a tough opponent for Oliveira. He’s one of the most accomplished fighters currently competing in the UFC. As a former interim champion, “The Diamond” is the 5th-best pound-for-pound fighter in the promotion and is coming off two of his biggest wins against UFC legend Conor McGregor at UFC 257 and UFC 264. His victories over McGregor were at the two biggest PPVs ever on ESPN+, and the 2nd and 3rd biggest in UFC history. Outside of McGregor, other big names to lose to Poirer in 7 of his last 8 fights, including Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway, and Dan Hooker. With a win on Saturday, Poirier can walk out of the Octagon as the undisputed champion in his 2nd title shot.
Originally scheduled for UFC 265, UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes will defend her title against 4th-ranked Women’s Bantamweight and 1st female Ultimate Fighter winner “The Venezuelan” Julianna Pena (10-4) in the co-main event. Nunes had to pull out of their earlier scheduled fight due to COVID but this will be her first Bantamweight title defense in 2 years. At 21-4), “The Lioness” is the Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight champion, #1 pound for pound female fighter, longest-reigning UFC champion, 2016 and 2018 Female Fighter of the Year, and like Poirier, she trains at the American Top Team gym.
With a stacked card, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the home to all of the hard-hitting combat action inside of the Octagon. Sin City will be packed with fans in attendance; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch UFC 269 below.
When to Watch
Early prelims begin on Saturday, December 11, at 6:15 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
Where to Watch
You can watch all of Saturday’s fights on ESPN+. The early prelims will also air on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims will air on ESPN2
The main card is a pay-per-view event that existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase for $69.99, and new subscribers can save 30% by purchasing UFC 269 and signing up to the ESPN+ Annual Plan for $89.98. Click here to sign up.
What’s the Schedule?
Early Prelims — Beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET
- #15 André Muniz (21-4) vs. Eryk Anders (14-5) [Middleweight bout]
- Erin Blanchfield (7-1) vs. #13 Miranda Maverick (11-3) [Women’s Flyweight bout]
- #4 Alex Perez (24-6) vs. #9 Matt Schnell (15-6)l [Flyweight bout]
- Ryan Hall (8-2) vs. Darrick Minner (26-12) [Featherweight bout]
- Randy Costa (6-2) vs. Tony Kelley (7-2) [Bantamweight bout]
- Gillian Robertson (9-6) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (10-3) [Women’s Flyweight bout]
Prelims — Beginning at 8 p.m. ET
- #7 Josh Emmett (16-2) vs. #9 Dan Ige (15-4) [Featherweight bout]
- #9 Dominick Cruz (23-3) vs. #8 Pedro Munhoz (19-6; 1NC) [Bantamweight bout]
- #11 Augusto Sakai (15-3-1) vs. Tai Tuivasa (13-3) [Heavyweight bout]
- Jordan Wright (12-1; 1NC) vs. Bruno Silva (20-6) [Middleweight bout]
Main Card— Beginning at 10 p.m. ET
- Charles Oliveira (c) (13-8; 1NC) vs. #1 Dustin Poirier (28-6; 1NC) [Lightweight bout]
- Amanda Nunes (c) (21-4) vs. #3 Julianna Peña (11-4) [Women’s Bantamweight title bout]
- #12 Geoff Neal (13-4) vs. #14 Santiago Ponzinibbio (29-4) [Welterweight bout]
- #6 Kai Kara-France (22-9; 1NC) vs. #7 Cody Garbrandt (12-4) [Flyweight bout]
- #15 Raulian Paiva (21-3) vs. Sean O’Malley (14-1) [Bantamweight bout]
Catch all of the combat action live from the Octagon and save 30% by purchasing UFC 269 and signing up to the ESPN+ Annual Plan for $89.98.