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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 20:18 IST

UFC news: Dana White adds two epic fights to UFC 300 and UFC 299; Charles Oliveira & Poirier return

Dana White has announced two epic fights for the UFC 299 and UFC 300 cards. The PPVs will mark the return of Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira.

Reported by: Prateek Arya
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier
Charles Oliveira and Dustin Poirier | Image:AP
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After a brief holiday break, the activities in the fight world have resumed and the UFC CEO, Dana White, has wasted no time in surprising fans with the announcement of two star-studded fights. The UFC ruler brought the augmentations to the UFC 299 and UFC 300 cards. The events will mark the return of two prominent fighters of the Lightweight division.

3 things you need to know

  • Dana White announces two huge fights for UFC 299 and UFC 300
  • The PPVs will witness the return of Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira
  • Both fight in the Lightweight division

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Dana White announces return of Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira

Dustin Poirier, who last set foot inside the Octagon at UFC 291 against Justin Gaethje, has will make his return at UFC 299. The former Lightweight title changer will take on a heavy-hitting fighter in the form of Benoit Saint-Denis. The fight will get the co-main event space of UFC 299, and even though it is not a title fight, it will proceed as a 5-round contest.

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From UFC 299 let's put focus on the huge PPV i.e., UFC 300. Earlier, there were heavy speculations about UFC shaping up the event for the grand return of former two-divisional UFC Champion Conor McGregor but as things stand there is no update on that. However, there will indeed be a return of the former UFC Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira. Oliveira will be taking on the emerging contender, Arman Tsarukyan. 

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Both have a point to prove

It will be the much-anticipated return of both fighters as both seemingly have a point to prove inside the 8-sided closed figure. Dustin Poirier though has a tremendous record to showcase but a win in a title fight that has remained elusive might still be in his mind. The road to redemption will be formed with a win in this fight.

As for Charles Oliveira, he was all set to take on Islam Makhachev in a Lightweight title rematch in October but an unfortunate injury forced him to withdraw from the event at the 11th hour. While the injury layoff has eaten his title shot but he could aboard the ship again, should he prevail in the fight against Arman Tsarukyan.

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 20:17 IST

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