UFC 302 Preview

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UFC 302 has everything to be one of the best events of the year, given the quality of the fighters on the main card. Dustin and Islam will be the main fight. However, Costa and Strickland also promise to be an incredible matchup. Which fight are you most excited to watch? In this UFC 302 preview article, I will give you detailed information about the upcoming fights, the best places to find the highest odds, and the easiest ways to watch it live.

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When is the Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier Fight?

The event will occur at Prudential Center In Newark, New Jersey on June 1, 2024. The main card is available via pay-per-view on UFC Fight Pass on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, and Eastlink.

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Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier

How will the fight play out?

It really shouldn’t be a big surprise to see Dustin Poirier as the underdog in this fight. Over the years, he has consistently been one of the best fighters in the UFC, and for me, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest. However, he will once again be fighting against a tremendous grappler who is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world, so he will have to work hard if he wants to win this fight.
On the flip side, Islam is like a 2.0 version of Khabib with better striking ability, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him as the favorite to win this fight, given that he holds two belts. I think it’s easy to see how this fight will play out. From the start, I believe that Islam will try to control the fight from the center of the octagon and grapple as soon as possible, while Dustin will aim to strike and avoid being taken down. With this in mind, I have a feeling we might see something special from Dustin, like a knockout in the third round. Of course, it’s hard to predict that, but Islam’s confidence might present some challenges.

My Pick: Dustin Poirier to win the fight in the third round. The best odds at the time of writing are at +428 with BetOBet.

Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier Betting Odds

BookieIslam Makhachev MoneylineDustin Poirier Moneyline
PowerPlay Sports-769+450
Odds were correct at the time of writing. To check the latest odds please visit the respective site site

Here are the match-winner odds.

Islam Makhachev Stats

  • Nationality: Russian
  • Born: October 27, 1991
  • Nickname: NA
  • Birthplace: Makhachkala, Russia
  • Height: 5′ 10″ / 1.78 
  • Total fights: 26
  • Record:  25-1

Dustin Poirier Stats

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: January 19, 1989
  • Nickname:the Diamond
  • Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
  • Height: 5′ 9″ / 1.75 m
  • Total fights: 27
  • Record: 29-8

About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.