Dustin Poirier seeks to break Charles do Bronx's record with victory at UFC 302

If he beats Makhachev, Poirier will become the fighter who needed the most fights to win his first straight UFC title

C. Do Bronx defended his belt against D. Poirier at UFC 269. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

C. Do Bronx defended his belt against D. Poirier in the UFC 269. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Holder of several Ultimate records, Charles of the Bronx you might miss one of them this Saturday (1), during the UFC 302. Challenger for the lightweight title (up to 70,3 kg), Dustin poirier can become if it dethrones Islam makhachev in the event, the athlete who had the most fights until winning the first linear belt in the organization.

The title fight against Makhachev marks Poirier's 31st appearance in the Octagon. When he won the lightweight belt against Michael chandler, on 2021, Charles of the Bronx was having his 28th fight in the organization, surpassing the Michael Bisping, who won the middleweight title (up to 83,9 kg) by defeating Luke Rockhold in his 26th combat.

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The account is only valid for linear UFC belts, as Dustin poirier He was already interim lightweight champion (up to 70,3 kg). In general, the interim victory of the 'Diamante' also places him among the three athletes who fought the most to win a belt, with 22 fights.

Keeping an eye on the record, Dustin poirier faces Islam makhachev for the lightweight belt this Saturday (1), in the main fight of UFC 302, in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States.

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See the five athletes who fought the most before winning a UFC belt:

1- Charles of the Bronx: 28 fights

2- Michael Bisping: 26 fights

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3- Rafael dos Anjos: 18 fights

4- Max Holloway: 16 fights

5- Jan Blachowicz: 15 fights

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