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Dana White Reveals Major UFC 299 and 300 Matchups

Discover UFC 299 and UFC 300’s thrilling matchups with Poirier’s comeback and Oliveira’s contender fight. Get ready for unforgettable MMA action!

Key Takeaways
  • Poirier is set to make a comeback at UFC 299 against Benoit Saint-Denis, marking a significant return to the octagon​​​​​​.
  • Oliveira will face Arman Tsarukyan in a decisive number one contender’s match at UFC 300, with potential title implications​​​​.
  • These matches could significantly impact the lightweight division, setting up future title challenges and shifting rankings​​​​​​.

Dana White’s Big Reveal: Poirier’s Return at UFC 299 & 300

UFC CEO Dana White has announced two major lightweight fights for the upcoming UFC events. These announcements have brought significant attention to the lightweight division, impacting the title race.

UFC 299: Poirier vs. Saint-Denis

  • Fighter Match-Up: Former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is set to face the rising French fighter Benoît Saint Denis.
  • Event Details: This five-round co-main event is scheduled March 9, 2024, held at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.
  • Dustin Poirier’s Record: Poirier, a renowned figure in the lightweight category, holds an impressive record with victories over notable fighters like Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, and Justin Gaethje.
  • Benoît Saint Denis’ Profile: Saint Denis, with a record of 15-1, is known for his 100% finishing-rate. His recent victories include a TKO win over Thiago Moisés and a first-round knockout of Matt Frevola.

UFC 300: Oliveira vs. Tsarukyan

  • Fighter Match-Up: Former undisputed champion Charles Oliveira will face Arman Tsarukyan.
  • Event Details: UFC 300 is scheduled for April 13, 2024, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Charles Oliveira’s Journey: Oliveira has been a dominant figure in recent title discussions. Following a loss to Islam Makhachev, Oliveira made a strong comeback with a TKO win over Beneil Dariush.
  • Arman Tsarukyan’s Profile: Tsarukyan, with an 8-1 record since his UFC debut, has shown exceptional performance, including a first-round knockout of Dariush.

Other Fights and Updates

  • Other Fights: UFC 300 will also include a light heavyweight clash between Aleksandar Rakic and Jiri Prochazka, and Aljamain Sterling’s featherweight debut against Calvin Kattar.
  • Islam Makhachev: The current lightweight champion is expected to return to action in the summer of 2024.

The MMA community is observing these match-ups, especially considering the implications they have for future title opportunities. Dana White has hinted that the winner of the Oliveira vs. Tsarukyan fight might face current champ Islam Makhachev next. This announcement has sparked discussions and early predictions among fans, UFC bettors and experts.