UFC 302 faceoff video: Islam Makhachev, Dustin Poirier meet for ultimate time earlier than title battle

by Christina S. Brown
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NEWARK, N.J. – Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier had a ultimate encounter forward of their UFC 302 predominant occasion title battle throughout Friday’s ceremonial weigh-ins.

After making weight earlier within the day, reigning light-weight champion Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and challenger Poirier (30-8 MMA, 14-1 UFC) acquired one final have a look at one another through the staredown, which was regulated by UFC CEO Dana White.

Makhachev, who will look to make a 3rd consecutive protection of his 155-pound belt, was locked in in entrance of his opponent. However Poirier, who tries to make good on his third probability at an undisputed champion, was not intimidated as he stood in entrance of arguably one of the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.

Take a look at the video above to see the ultimate Makhachev vs. Poirier faceoff earlier than UFC 302.

UFC 302 takes place Saturday at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J. The principle card airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.

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