UFC 302 Makhachev vs. Poirier on the horizon

UFC 302 Makhachev vs. Poirier on the horizon



April 2nd, 2024

The UFC wasted no time setting the MMA world ablaze with the announcement of UFC 302, a monumental event scheduled for June 1st at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This news, revealed during UFC Atlantic City, has fight fans buzzing with anticipation.

While the main card remains under wraps, all eyes are on the potential return of lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The dominant Dagestani fighter has openly expressed his desire to defend his title in June, and UFC 302 seems like the perfect platform.

Adding fuel to the fire, Makhachev himself mentioned Dustin Poirier, fresh off a triumphant victory, as a worthy contender for this summer showdown. This potential matchup has generated massive online discussions, with fans eagerly awaiting official confirmation.

The Prudential Center is no stranger to unforgettable UFC moments. Having hosted the promotion nine times since 2007, the arena holds a special place in the hearts of many fight fans. UFC President Dana White echoed this sentiment, praising Newark and the venue for their continued partnership.

"After setting a new arena record last year, I wanted to bring another great event to New Jersey," White declared, assuring fans that UFC 302 will be a spectacular summer kick-off.

Early Fight Announcements

While the main card remains a mystery, several intriguing fights have already been announced:

Middleweight: Roman Dolidze vs. Anthony Hernandez

Women's Bantamweight: Ailin Perez vs. Joselyne Edwards

Light Welterweight: Grant Dawson vs Joe Solecki

Welterweight: Phil Rowe vs Jake Matthews

Welterweight: Mickey Gall vs Bassil Hafez

These preliminary bouts promise an exciting night of action, leading up to what could be a championship fight for the ages.

Stay Tuned for More UFC 302 Predictions

With the main card yet to be revealed and Makhachev vs. Poirier still a possibility, the UFC 302 hype train is just getting started. Keep an eye out for further updates and predictions as we inch closer to this highly anticipated event.

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