Dustin Poirier Confident He’ll Take UFC Lightweight Title On December 11

Dustin Poirier and his coaches, including Mike Brown, are confident that they will earn claim the undisputed title from Charles Oliveira.

At UFC 269, Oliveira will defend his title for the first time against Poirier, the former interim lightweight champion, on December 11.

Poirier had his opportunity of winning the title against the former undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but suffered a second-round submission loss.

But he continued to fight for three times after that loss. He defeated Dan Hooker in a five-round war and defeated Conor McGregor twice in a row.

Brown is sure that Poirier will leave the octagon as the winner, but they are going to be very careful, too.

“This is top of the mountain, top of the food chain – No. 1 spot in the world,” Brown told MMA Junkie. “We’re confident going in… I think he’s the best guy and I think he’s proven it time and time again. It’s a crazy game, but I believe he’s the better fighter and I think he’s going to win.”

“He’s very dangerous,” Brown said. “He has the ability to probably tap anybody. There’s some really red-zone danger areas to worry about with him. He’s got a lot of experience, been in many, many fights, just as Dustin. But I do think Dustin’s beaten better guys in his career.”

Oliveira has been in the UFC for many years.

He has records for most finishes in the UFC. He is one of the best, if not the best, Brazilian jiu-jitsu experts and can finish anyone. However, some people call him “quitter” because he suffered several losses in the featherweight division.

But in the lightweight division, he looks like a completely different fighter.

He defeated wrestler Kevin Lee in the third round via guillotine choke and defeated Tony Ferguson in a three-rounder bout via unanimous decision. He then earned a stellar knockout victory in the title fight against Michael Chandler.

Chandler won the first round 10-8 and served some serious ground and pound, but Oliveira came back in the second round.

Both fighters are very experienced.

Oliveira held 27 fights already inside the octagon while Poirier fought 25 times in the UFC. Two notable veterans will find out who the best lightweight.

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