UFC 302 Poster Reveals Fights: Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier, Sean Strickland vs Paulo Costa

Dustin Poirier is set to face heavily favored opponent and UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 302, which will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on June 1.

Is “The Diamond” about to shine? Will he finally snatch that elusive gold? With UFC 302 just around the corner, Dustin Poirier is in the spotlight. He’s sharing the event poster with a formidable opponent. That’s right, it’s none other than the UFC lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev.

Just last Thursday, the UFC unveiled the official poster for the June 1 event. Where’s it happening? The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. is the place to be. The main event? It’s a clash of titans. Makhachev, the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings, is defending his 155-pound title. And Poirier is the challenger.

Want a sneak peek of the poster? Scroll down, it’s right below.

But wait, there’s more. The poster also highlights the co-main event. It’s the first of two June pay-per-view fight cards. A crucial showdown in the UFC middleweight division is on the cards. Former champion Sean Strickland is back in the ring. Remember when he lost the belt to Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297? He’s facing off against Paulo Costa, a one-time title challenger, in a five-round contest.

UFC 302 isn’t just any event. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view. And guess what? It’s the second consecutive year UFC is hosting a numbered event in Newark.

Curious about the updated UFC 302 card? It’s coming up next. Just a heads up, the bout order is yet to be finalized. So, stay tuned!


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