Dustin Poirier to swing for title vs. Charles Oliveira at UFC 269

10/5/2021 12:51:24 PM EST

Dustin Poirier gets another shot at the UFC lightweight title on December 11 at UFC 269.

UFC 269 features the championship matchup between Charles Oliveira (31-8 MMA, 19-8 UFC) and Poirier, who as won three fights in a row and most recently notched a TKO victory over Conor McGregor.

Poirier said the fight is "signed, sealed and delivered."

Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena were previously confirmed for a title bout at UFC 269.

There was been plenty of drama around the lightweight title.

In May at UFC 262, Oliveira knocked out Michael Chandler to win the title, which had been held vacant. Oliveira has eight finishes during a current nine-match winning streak.

Oliveira has ventured into the third round in two of his past three fights. But only those two -- wins over Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee -- bouts went beyond round 2 in a stretch of his past dozen trips to the Octagon.

This will be his first title defense and the second undisputed challenge for the belt for Poirier.

Poirier lost a title unification via submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242.

In April 2019, he won at UFC 236 to claim the interim title, downing Max Holloway via unanimous decision.

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