UFC 299: Will Dustin Poirier Get The Shot For The Lightweight Title After His UFC 299 KO Win? 

Dustin Poirier, with his knockout win over Benoit Saint-Denis, bolsters his chances of getting a title shot.

UFC 299 was an absolute treat for the fight fans, with spectacular knockouts to five rounds banger, a great fighting event satisfying its hype before the big event UFC 300. The main event for the UFC 299 brought another victory for the bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley. “Suga” avenged his loss against old foe Marlon “Chito” Vera by dominating the fight for 5 rounds. The challenger showed absolute grit and iron chin; he kept fighting till the last bell despite taking those hefty shots from Sean O’Malley. 

The co-main event was a career revival for Diamond Dustin Poirier, who knocked out Benoit Saint-Denis in the second round. Dustin Poirier threw a perfect right hook, dropping Saint-Denis out cold. The diamond bounced back from his last fight defeat against Justin Gaethje, where the two fought for the BMF title. Dustin’s win at UFC 299 has again ignited the hope of seeing him in a title fight with light weight champion Islam Makhachev, who is currently the reigning pound-for-pound champion and is expected to face the winner of the UFC 300 lightweight bout to defend his light weight title. 

At UFC 300, Arman Tsarukyan and Charles Oliveira are going to share the cage to climb up the ladder of lightweight rankings, and the winner is expected to get the next title shot. Now, Dustin Poirier, making his comeback in the win column after his UFC 299, has again started the debate about his chances of getting a title shot to fight Islam Makhachev, who is currently waiting for his next fight. Dustin Poirier showed his knockout power at UFC 299 and has even called out lightweight champion Islam Makhachev for a fight in June. It will be interesting to see whether the UFC decides to get the fight done in June or not. 

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