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Islam Makhachev expects ‘Easy’ title fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 302: ‘I’m ready for your guillotine’

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Islam Makhachev expects ‘Easy’ title fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 302: ‘I’m ready for your guillotine’



Booked to return at UFC 302 at the beginning of June, undisputed lightweight champion, Islam Makhachev claims he has the “keys” to turn in an easy victory over incoming foe, former interim gold holder, Dustin Poirier in New Jersey. 

Makhachev, the current undisputed lightweight champion and pound-for-pound ranked fighter on the promotion’s banner, is slated to make his first outing inside the Octagon this summer at UFC 302 in Newark, taking on Poirier in a summer comeback. 

Islam Makhachev calls for division move after UFC 302 I've already beat everyone at lightweight
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Sidelined since last October, Makhachev most recently retained his lightweight crown with a stunning first round high-kick and strikes knockout win over then-featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski in the pair’s short-notice rematch clash.

Dustin Poirier reacts to Islam Makhachev's title fight call joke I've done more in the sport than him
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As for Poirier, the former interim titleholder co-headlined UFC 299 back in March, rallying to turn in an emphatic second round knockout win over emerging French contender, Benoit Saint Denis – denying the Nimes native another consecutive victory. 

Dustin Poirier and Islam Makhachev are expected to have a simple fight

And booking a fight with the Lafayette native in his return to active competition, Makhachev – who is…



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