On Saturday’s UFC 268 broadcast, the official card was announced for UFC 269, which takes place Dec. 11 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, Charles Oliveira defends the UFC lightweight title against former interim champion Dustin Poirier, while the co-main event features two-division champion — and the No. 1 fighter in MMA Fighting’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings — Amanda Nunes defending her bantamweight belt against Julianna Pena.
Also confirmed to be on the main card is a battle between welterweight rivals Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal. Kai Kara-France welcomes former 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt to the flyweight division and the main card will be opened by a bantamweight bout between rising contenders Raulian Paiva and Sean O’Malley.
The preliminary card features the return of Geoff Neal as he faces Santiago Ponzinibbio at welterweight, as well as a key bantamweight bout between Pedro Munhoz and former champion Dominick Cruz.
The main card is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Dec. 11 exclusively on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
UFC 269 fight card: Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier, Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena to headline event
‘The Count’ posted a video on his YouTube channel where he talked about the matchup. Bisping mentioned he favors Dustin Poirier to become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion of the world.
Amanda Nunes has received endless praise from many in the sport, including Chael Sonnen, who has cited her sheer dominance on various occasions.
While ‘The Lioness’ has overcome every obstacle that’s been put in front of her, Sonnen believes Nunes’ biggest challenge lies right in front of her. Here’s what Sonnen said in a recent episode of Beyond the Fight:
Chael Sonnen says Julianna Pena doesn’t have to take the belt off Amanda Nunes to win at UFC 269
Chael Sonnen believes that Amanda Nunes (21-4) is in for a tough fight with bantamweight contender Julianna Pena (10-4). However, ‘The American Gangster’ explained that the challenger doesn’t necessarily need to take the women’s bantamweight title off Nunes’ waist to walk away as the winner
When is UFC 269 Fight ?
The event is to be shown exclusively live at 1am (3am main card) overnight on Saturday October 30 on BT Sport Box Office HD and across our digital platforms.
UFC 269 Fight Card
- Charles Oliveira (2) vs. Dustin Poirier (1)
- Amanda Nunes (1) vs. Julianna Pena (5)
- Leon Edwards (4) vs. Jorge Masvidal (T8)
- Kai Kara-France (11) vs. Cody Garbrandt (13, BW)
- Raulian Paiva vs. Sean O’Malley
- Geoff Neal vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- Pedro Munhoz (T10) vs. Dominick Cruz (14)
- Josh Emmett (9) vs. Dan Ige (10)
- Jordan Wright vs. Bruno Silva
- Alex Perez (7) vs. Matt Schnell
- Ryan Hall vs. Darrick Minner
- Gillian Robertson vs. Priscila Cachoeira
- Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
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