VIDEO: Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier have a tense confrontation before UFC 302

The contenders for the lightweight belt came face to face for the first time and heated up the atmosphere for this Saturday's duel (01)

I. Makhachev and D. Poirier looked tense after the press conference (Photo: Reproduction/UFC)

It caught fire in the first glance between Islam makhachev e Dustin poirier. At the press conference of UFC 302, held this Thursday (01), in New Jersey (USA), the two protagonists of the event had a tense confrontation and had to be separated by the Ultimate staff and the members of the teams present at the time.

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Lightweight champion since October 2022, Islam makhachev will put its title on the line for the third consecutive time, after two victories over Alexander Volkanovsky, one of which was a brutal knockout. At 32 years old, Khabib's pupil has an MMA record of 25 wins and just one setback.

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Former interim lightweight champion, Dustin poirier will compete for the category's linear belt for the third time after two defeats, to Khabib Nurmagomedov e Charles of the Bronx. The 'Diamond' arrives at UFC 302 rocked by a categorical victory over the French prospect Benoit Saint-Denis No. UFC 299, held last March. The North American has a record in the sport of 30 positive results and only eight negative results.

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