UFC 302: Preview, Odds, How to Watch, Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier’s Big Main Event & More

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UFC 302 is just about here! Saturday night, Islam Makhachev will defend his Lightweight Title against veteran fighter Dustin Poirier. This is Makhachev’s first title defense against a true lightweight contender. While his dominance is undeniable, Poirier is a dangerous opponent with experience at the highest level. Makhachev will look to impose his grappling style, while Poirier needs to capitalize on striking opportunities or potential takedown defense lapses.

If you would like to place any wagers on Saturday night’s massive UFC fight night, consider doing so with any of our partners below!

UFC 302 Card

Let’s take a look at all the fights listed on Saturday’s UFC 302 card. The bouts are listed in the order in which they’ll occur from the early prelims matchups to the main event.

Early Prelims (5:30 pm ET)

  • Mitch Raposo vs Andre Lima (no odds) – Flyweight Bout
  • Ailin Perez (-185) vs Joselyn Edwards (+154) – Women’s Bantamweight Bout
  • Mickey Gall (+310) vs Bassil Hafez (-395) – Welterweight Bout

Prelims (8:00 PM ET)

  • Phil Rowe vs Jake Matthews (no odds) – Welterweight Bout
  • Grant Dawson (-485) vs Joe Solecki (+370) – Lightweight Bout
  • Jailton Almeida (-305) vs Alexandr Romanov (+245) – Heavyweight Bout
  • Cesar Almeida (-118) vs Roman Kopylov (-102) – Middleweight Bout

Main Card (10:00 PM ET)

  • Randy Brown (-180) vs Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (+150) – Welterweight Bout
  • Niko Price (+215) vs Alex Morono (-265) – Welterweight Bout
  • Kevin Holland (-305) vs Michal Oleksiejczuk (+245) – Middleweight Bout
  • Sean Strickland (-270) vs Paulo Costa – Middleweight Bout
  • Islam Makhachev (-650) vs Dustin Poirier (+490) – Lightweight Title Bout

Main Event: Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier Tale of Tape

Islam MakhachevDustin Poirier
25-1-0Record30-8-0
WinLast FightWin
RussiaCountryUnited States
5’10Height5’9
155.00 lbWeight156.00 lb
70.5 inReach72 in
40.5 inLeg Reach40.5 in
Mandatory Credit: Jasmin Frank-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 302: How to Watch

  • Date: Saturday, June 1st
  • Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
  • Prelims: ESPN/ESPN+
  • Main Card: ESPN+

In addition to the action-packed main card, UFC 302 will also feature a stacked lineup of preliminary bouts showcasing the next generation of MMA talent. From up-and-coming prospects looking to make a name for themselves to seasoned veterans seeking redemption, every fight on the card has the potential to deliver excitement and drama in equal measure.

As fight night approaches, anticipation continues to build for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of mixed martial arts action in the octagon. With a lineup of thrilling matchups featuring some of the sport’s biggest names, UFC 302 is sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats and craving more.

So sit back, relax, and get ready for what should be an amazing night of non-stop, wall-to-wall UFC action on Saturday night.

UFC 302 is Saturday, June 1st
Mandatory Credit: Aaron Meullion-USA TODAY Sports

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