UFC 269 LIVE: Oliveira vs Poirier stream, latest updates and fight result tonight

In the co-main event, Amanda Nunes shockingly lost her bantamweight belt to underdog Julianna Pena

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Sunday 12 December 2021 06:27
Tempers flare ahead of UFC 269, Nunes-Pena feud dominates proceedings

Charles Oliveira retained the UFC lightweight title by submitting Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 269 on Saturday night, capping off a thrilling night of fights in Las Vegas.

Former interim champion Poirier was challenging for the undisputed belt for the second time in his career, but the American’s newest venture ended the same way as his previous attempt – with the ‘Diamond’ losing via submission. Poirier (28-7) failed to unify the lightweight titles in 2019 as he tapped out to a rear naked choke against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then fought once more before retiring and relinquishing the undisputed gold.

In the meantime, Poirier fought his way back to the top of the division with three straight wins, including two against old rival Conor McGregor this year. Meanwhile, Oliveira (32-8) claimed the belt vacated by Khabib, knocking out Michael Chandler in May to become lightweight champion. It all led to this highly-anticipated main event in the final UFC pay-per-view of 2021, and the in-ring action delivered on the hype, with a blistering fight ending in the third round as Oliveira submitted Poirier with a rear naked choke.

In the co-main event, Julianna Pena also won via rear naked choke, submitting Amanda Nunes in the second round to become women’s bantamweight champion. The result marked one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.

Re-live UFC 269 and see all fight results below.


UFC 269

Full UFC 269 main event report here:

Charles Oliveira retains lightweight title by submitting Dustin Poirier at UFC 269

The Brazilian already had the most finishes and most submission wins in UFC history, and he improved both records in Las Vegas on Saturday

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 06:19

UFC 269

Justin Gaethje is next for Charles Oliveira, according to UFC president Dana White’s comments ahead of tonight’s event.

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 06:21

UFC 269

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 06:21

UFC 269

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 06:21

UFC 269

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 06:20

UFC 269

Poirier: “The gameplan was to take my time. I brawled again when I wasn’t supposed to.

“His durability [surprised me]. I hit him with some good, clean shots.”

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 05:48

UFC 269

Oliveira: “I’m world champion. I’m the man. They talk, I do it.”

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 05:45

UFC 269

Charles Oliveira def. Dustin Poirier via third-round submission (rear naked choke, 1:02).

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 05:44

UFC 269

Round 3

Oliveira immediately pressures Poirier, gets him against the fence then jumps on the challenger’s back!

This rarely ends well for Oliveira’s foes... He seems to have a rear naked choke locked in, Poirier briefly escapes...

But it’s back in! Poirier taps out!!!

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 05:40

UFC 269

Round 2

“USA” chants from the Vegas crowd. Poirier is stuck beneath Oliveira.

The challenger survives the round.

Alex Pattle12 December 2021 05:38

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