Jun 01 2024
Saturday

Prudential Center, Newark, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
25-1-0

est. walkout:

2024-06-02T04:30:00Z ()

broadcast start time:

US - Sat 10:00pm EST / UK - Sun 3:00am

30-8-0

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Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
35
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 5SUB 2KO 1SUB 1
Form
KO 2KO 2SUB 3SUB 3KO 1
25
Wins
30
5
By KO
15
20
KO%
50
11
By Sub
8
44
SUB%
27
1
Losses
8
1
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2009
26
Bouts
39
54
Rounds
84
3 hours, 53 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 41 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
4
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Bellator
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1
Tapology
5

Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier preview

When is Makhachev vs Poirier?

Islam Makhachev is set to face the challenge of Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302, on Saturday 1st June 2024 at Prudential Center in Newark.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest is for the UFC Lightweight championship.

Makhachev vs Poirier stats

Islam Makhachev steps into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.

Dustin Poirier will make his way to the cage with a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

Islam Makhachev's UFC record currently stands at 14-1-0, while Dustin Poirier's comes in at 22-7-0.

The stats suggest Poirier has a large advantage in power over Makhachev, boasting a 50% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 20%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Makhachev will have an advantage over Poirier, with a 44% submission rate over Poirier's 27%.

Islam Makhachev is the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

Makhachev has a height advantage of 1 inch over Poirier. Despite this, Poirier has a 3-inch reach advantage.

Makhachev is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 2 months later than Poirier, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 30 less professional rounds, 54 to Poirier's 84.

Makhachev vs Poirier form

Makhachev has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 opponents and going to the judges 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294 on 21st October 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Previous to that, he had beaten Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on 22nd October 2022 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he was victorious against Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

He had won against Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Poirier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he defeated Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC 299 on 9th March 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round at Kaseya Center, Miami, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He was victorious against Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Islam Makhachev has been fighting more than Dustin Poirier.

Islam Makhachev last fought 7 months and 9 days ago, while Dustin Poirier's last outing was 2 months and 21 days ago.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 7 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

What time does Makhachev vs Poirier start?

The fighters are expected to walk out at around 4:30 AM UTC , which is 12:30 AM EST or 9:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 5:30 AM BST in the UK.

What are the odds on Makhachev vs Poirier?

Islam Makhachev is currently 2/13 (-670) to win the contest outright, while you can get 9/2 (+450) on Dustin Poirier if you fancy the big upset.

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