Watch UFC 302 Countdown – Makhachev vs. Poirier: The Ultimate Showdown

MIAMI, FLORIDA – MARCH 09: Dustin Poirier prepares to face Benoit Saint Denis of France in a lightweight fight during the UFC 299 event at Kaseya Center on March 09, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Las Vegas – Watch the full episode of UFC 302 Countdown – Makhachev vs. Poirier which showcases the comeback of top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Islam Makhachev, who will defend his lightweight championship against former interim champion Dustin Poirier. Additionally, middleweights Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa will face off in a thrilling match-up.

This event takes place Saturday, June 1 at Prudential Center, with the main card available on ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The prelims will be airing on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. The early prelims will be available for viewing exclusively on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Makhachev, who holds a record of 25 wins and 1 loss, hails from Makhachkala, Russia, and aims to protect his UFC lightweight title following a dominant knockout win over former featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. Poirier, with a record of 30 wins, 8 losses, and 1 no contest, fights out of Coconut Creek, Florida, originally from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is back in the ring hoping to secure a championship after an exciting knockout victory against up-and-coming fighter Benoit Saint Denis.

Former UFC middleweight champion Strickland, with a record of 28-6, hails from Corona, Calif., aiming to earn another title shot by winning in New Jersey. Costa, holding a record of 14-3 and fighting from Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil, is back in action hoping to deliver an impactful performance.

UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier Fight Card:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET)):

  • Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier – for lightweight title
  • Paulo Costa vs Sean Strickland
  • Kevin Holland vs Michal Oleksiejczuk
  • Jailton Almeida vs Alexandr Romanov
  • Randy Brown vs Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos


  • Cesar Almeida vs Roman Kopylov
  • Grant Dawson vs Joe Solecki
  • Jake Matthews vs Phil Rowe
  • Alex Morono vs Niko Price


  • Bassil Hafez vs Mickey Gall
  • Joselyne Edwards vs Ailin Perez
  • Andre Lima vs Mitch Raposo

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