UFC 302 fight card, date, rumors, odds, latest news, location & more for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier

The UFC’s lightweight division will be showcased at UFC 302 as Islam Makhachev defends against Dustin Poirier in the main event.

Makhachev is a multi-time Combat Sambo gold medalist trained by former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian is 14-1 in the UFC and is on a thirteen-fight win streak. He beat Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title and is coming off two straight defenses against former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.

Poirier joined the UFC in 2011 following a merger with WEC. He is 22-7 with one no-contest in the octagon and tied for the most Fight of the Night bonuses (nine) in UFC history. The former interim UFC lightweight champion is 0-2 in lightweight title fights and is 2-2 in his last four contests. “The Diamond” last fought in March, knocking out rising contender Benoit Saint-Denis.

WATCH: UFC 302: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier, exclusively on ESPN+

It could be the last title shot for Poirier, the underdog, who is ready to prove he can take down Makhachev, and maybe even finally get a win following a guillotine.  

“I kind of feel like some of the stuff he says, he might not [respect me],” Poirier said on The MMA Hour. “But I’m going to put my hands on this guy. I’m coming in there to hurt him. This is my last shot. Mom’s spaghetti. Let’s go.”

Here’s what we know about UFC 302 including the card, odds, rumors, latest news and more.

UFC 302 fight card, odds

  • Islam Makhachev (c) (-500) vs. Dustin Poirier (+360) for the UFC lightweight title
  • Sean Strickland (-210) vs. Paulo Costa (+175); Middleweights
  • Randy Brown vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos; Welterweights
  • Cesar Almeida vs. Roman Kopylov; Middleweights
  • Tatsuro Taira vs. Joshua Van; Flyweights
  • Niko Price va. Alex Morono; Welterweights
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Alexander Romanov; Heavyweights
  • Mickey Gall vs. Bassil Hafez; Welterweights
  • Philip Rowe vs. Jake Matthews; Welterweights
  • Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki; Lightweights
  • Ailin Perez vs. Joselyne Edwards; Bantamweights

*betting odds courtesy of BetMGM. Odds will be updated for the rest of the card when available.

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UFC 302 tune-in info

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Location: Prudential Center — Newark, New Jersey
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (8 p.m. ET for prelims) | 3:00 a.m BST (Sun) | 12:00 p.m. AEST (Sun)
  • How to watch: US: ESPN+ ($79.99 PPV fee plus $10.99/month membership) | UK: TNT Sports (£3.99/month or £39.99/year via discovery+) | Canada: DAZN ($69.99)
  • Watch from anywhere via NordVPN (30-day money-back guarantee)

UFC 302 is in the Prudential Center in New Jersey on June 1. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, while the prelims are at 8 p.m. ET. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET, and Makhachev and Poirier should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

Fight fans can watch UFC 302 on ESPN+ PPV (U.S.), TNT Sports (U.K.), and DAZN (Canada).

Upcoming UFC TV schedule

Date Event Location How to watch
May 11, 2024 Lewis vs. Nascimento Enterprise Center, St. Louis, USA ESPN+
May 19, 2024 Barboza vs. Murphy UFC APEX, Las Vegas, USA ESPN+
June 1, 2024 UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier Prudential Center, Newark, USA ESPN+
June 8, 2024 TBD vs. TBD KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, USA ESPN+
June 15, 2024 TBD vs. TBD UFC APEX, Las Vegas, USA ESPN+
June 22, 2024 Whittaker vs. Chimaev Kingdom Arena, Saudi Arabia ESPN+, ABC

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