Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 269: Oliveira vs. Poirier, emanating from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The UFC holds their final pay-per-view event of the year in their home arena, the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, bringing a stacked card featuring two title fights and lots of exciting match-ups all throughout the line-up.
In the main event, UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira makes his first title defense against the top contender, former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier. Oliveira defeated Michael Chandler at UFC 262 in May to win the vacant title, while Poirier is looking to go 3-0 in 2021 after scoring two wins over Conor McGregor, one in January and the other in July.
In the co-main event, UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes defends the bantamweight crown for the first time in two years as Julianna Pena looks to score the upset. Nunes is on a 12-fight win streak, and comes in off a defense of the featherweight title against Megan Anderson at UFC 259 in March. Pena comes in off a win over Sara McMann in January.
Also on the main card is a welterweight slugfest between Geoff Neal and Santiago Ponzinibbio, a flyweight bout as Kai Kara-France battles former UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt in his divisional debut, and a bantamweight fight pitting Raulian Paiva against Sean O'Malley.
Among the fights on a stacked preliminary card include a featherweight battle between Josh Emmett and Dan Ige, a bantamweight bout that sees Pedro Munhoz take on former UFC and WEC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, a heavyweight fight between Augusto Sakai and the popular Tai Tuivasa, and a clash of women's flyweight prospects as Miranda Maverick squares off with Erin Blanchfield.
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> Gillian Robertson (9-6, 6-4 UFC) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (10-3, 2-3 UFC)
Women's Flyweights* (Cachoeira missed weight by 3 pounds)
Cachoeira missed weight by three pounds. Robertson with a leg kick and shoots for a takedown but Cachoeira slips away. Robertson closes the distance as they clinch against the fence. They break. They trade right hands. Robertson with a leg kick and Cachoeira with a right hand. Robertson with a right hand and then scores a takedown. Robertson steps over as she remains on top and looks to take the back. Robertson ends up back in side control and lands a big elbow. She moves to the mount and lands a big right hand. Robertson with some elbows. Robertson looking to set up an armbar. Robertson with more elbows and then some big punches. Robertson tried for the arm but gets the back and has a rear-naked choke locked in and Cachoeira gouged Robertson's eyes to defend but ends up tapping. What a finish by Robertson!
Official Result- Gillian Robertson def. Priscila Cachoeira by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 1
> Randy Costa (6-2, 2-2 UFC) vs. Tony Kelley (7-2, 1-1 UFC)
Kelley coming forward right away. Kelley with a leg kick. Kelley pushing forward and landing early. Costa lands an uppercut. They clinch against the fence and Costa landing some body punches and a few knees. They trade knees before breaking. Costa lands some before they clinch again. Kelley lands some knees. They break. They clinch back up and Kelley with some more knees. Kelley lands some punches to the body and more knees. 10-9 Kelley.
Kelley lands some kicks early. They clinch again with neither doing much before they break. Kelley lands some kicks. Costa lands a left hand as he backs up. Costa lands a body kick then a right hand and they clinch and Costa with a knee to the body. Kelley lands some knees and Costa tries for a takedown but Kelley ends up on top. Kelley lands some elbows from the half-guard. Kelley with big elbows to the head and body as Costa is covering up and this is stopped. What a finish by Kelley.
Official Result- Tony Kelley def. Randy Costa by TKO (elbows) at 4:15 of Round 2
> Ryan Hall (8-2, 4-1 UFC) vs. Darrick Minner (26-12, 2-2 UFC)
Minner lands some leg kicks early. Hall scrambles and rolls for a leg and has a leg lock locked in. Minner escapes and they stand and Hall gets it down again and has the leg but lets go and now looks to set up a triangle choke. Minner scrambles to avoid but is in a bad position. They get up and Minner lands an uppercut and Hall fakes him into landing and tries a takedown but they stand. Minner lands more punches and they go to the mat. Hall rolls for the leg and looks for a kneebar but they scramble and Hall is on top. Hall lands some short punches. Hall with more punches as he ends the first on top. 10-9 Hall.
Minner lands some right hands to start the second. Minner pushes Hall against the fence and Hall rolls for a leg. Minner laying on top as Hall is throwing little kicks to the body from the back as he's looking for openings. Hall is looking for the armbar but Minner picked him up and slammed him to break it. Hall looking for a triangle choke and an armbar as he lands some punches and elbows. Hall with more punches. 10-9 Hall, 20-18 Hall.
Hall with a body kick. Hall barely lands a spin kick to the body. Minner lands a punch but Hall tricks him to get it to the mat and Hall goes for the triangle choke. Minner on top in the guard but Hall is working from the bottom and goes for the leg. Hall sweeps to the top and is in the full guard and is trying to work for an arm-triangle choke. Hall with just relentless pressure from the top and is landing body punches. Hall still trying for it as he continues to land to the body. Hall ends the fight in that position. 10-9 Hall, 30-27 Hall.
Official Result- Ryan Hall def. Darrick Minner by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
> Miranda Maverick (9-3, 2-1 UFC) vs. Erin Blanchfield (7-1, 1-0 UFC)
They trade early with Maverick landing kicks and Blanchfield landing punches. Blanchfield gets a takedown. Blanchfield has the back and then moves to the top. Blanchfield is in the full guard. Maverick is landing short punches as Blanchfield remains on top and looking to transition. They get up and stay tied up and Blanchfield gets another takedown. She works from the top and they get up late. 10-9 Blanchfield.
They were trading to start the second and Blanchfield gets the takedown and they scramble to the feet. Blanchfield then gets another takedown and is in the half-guard. Blanchfield gets the crucifix position and is landing elbows and punches. Maverick clears the crucifix but Blanchfield is still on top in a dominant position. She gets to north-south position and is looking to step over for the kimura. Blanchfield looks to go for the armbar but Maverick uses her legs to trap Blanchfield at the end. 10-9 Blanchfield, 20-18 Blanchfield.
Maverick lands a combo to start the third. They trade punches and Maverick is getting the better of it. Maverick lands a left hand. Blanchfield lands a combo. Maverick with a high kick and left hand and then they clinch against the fence. Blanchfield gets the single leg and scores the takedown. Blanchfield takes the back and is working for a rear-naked choke. Blanchfield then switches back to being in the guard of Maverick, then passes to side control. Blanchfield with some punches from side control. Blanchfield moves to the mount and Maverick quickly gives up her back. Blanchfield with some punches from the back. 10-9 Blanchfield, 30-27 Blanchfield.
Official Result- Erin Blanchfield def. Miranda Maverick by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
> Andre Muniz (21-4, 3-0 UFC) vs. Eryk Anders (14-5 1 NC, 6-5 1 NC UFC)
Anders lands first with the left hand. Muniz with a leg kick. Muniz gets a big takedown and passes to the half-guard. He moves to side control and is looking to set up a choke. Muniz takes the back but they get to their feet and Muniz still has the back. Muniz trips Anders down for a second but they stand. Muniz drags it back down and has the back on the mat. Muniz gets the armbar and Anders taps! Big finish by Muniz to get the win.
Official Result- Andre Muniz def. Eryk Anders by submission (armbar) at 3:13 of Round 1
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> Jordan Wright (12-1 1 NC, 2-1 UFC) vs. Bruno Silva (21-6, 2-0 UFC)
They trade kicks to start. Wright lands a big body kick and then a couple of head kicks. Wright lands a combo as Silva was rushing in and they're teeing off on each other. They clinch and Wright with a couple of knees. He lands more knees to the body. Silva lands a huge combo and then rocks Wright with more punches and drops him and more punches ends it. What a finish by Silva!
Official Result- Bruno Silva def. Jordan Wright by TKO (punches) at 1:28 of Round 1
> Augusto Sakai (#11, 15-3-1, 4-2 UFC) vs. Tai Tuivasa (12-3, 6-3 UFC)
Tuivasa lands a left hand as Sakai landed a leg kick. Tuivasa lands in close range and then lands to the body against the fence. They're clinched against the fence with both battling for underhooks. Tuivasa with some right hands to the body and then one to the head as they switch positions. They break. Tuivasa lands an uppercut then a right hand against the fence as they clinch again. Sakai with some knees to the body. Tuivasa lands an elbow and then some punches. Tuivasa lands some punches as they break and then lands some more but Sakai lands a knee as they clinch. Close round. 10-9 Tuivasa.
Tuivasa with a leg kick. Tuivasa lands a left hook and Sakai is backing up. Tuivasa starts landing big punches and lands a right hand through the middle and Sakai goes down and is out cold. What a finish by Tuivasa, and then he does the Shoey. Four in a row for Tuivasa.
Official Result- Tai Tuivasa def. Augusto Sakai by knockout (punches) at :26 of Round 2
> Pedro Munhoz (#8, 19-6 1 NC, 9-6 1 NC) vs. Dominick Cruz (#10, 23-3, 6-2 UFC)
Munhoz with a leg kick. Cruz lands a nice left hand and then Munhoz lands a body kick. Cruz with a leg kick then a right hand. Munhoz lands a big right hand and Cruz stumbles down and is in trouble. Munhoz jumps on and is landing big punches as Cruz is trying to recover and Munhoz now has the back and is trying to trap an arm. Cruz escapes and they get back to their feet. Munhoz lands a double jab then a right hand. Cruz comes forward throwing a combo. Cruz lands and gets a brief takedown and grabs the neck, lands a knee to the body as they stand. Cruz with a nice combination. Cruz with a big combination late and they trade late in a big flurry. 10-9 Munhoz.
They're trading to start out the second. Cruz lands a combination. Cruz lands a combo and Munhoz misses his punches. Munhoz with a leg kick. Munhoz shoots for a takedown but Cruz easily stuffs it. They trade in close range as Cruz lands a left hand. Cruz lands a quick combo. Munhoz has a cut open. Cruz lands a combo and then Munhoz lands a leg kick. Cruz with a combo then a knee and then tees off in the pocket. Cruz with a leg kick then a combo. Cruz with an uppercut and a left hand. Munhoz with a leg kick. 10-9 Cruz, 19-19.
Cruz lands a couple of uppercuts to start the third. Munhoz comes forward throwing but Cruz eludes and then lands a body kick and left hand. Cruz with a combo. Cruz with more leg kicks. Cruz lands a good combination. Cruz with more nice combinations as Munhoz isn't landing as much. Munhoz lands a leg kick but misses his punches. They trade inside the pocket. Cruz with a combination. Munhoz lands a left hand late. Good fight. 10-9 Cruz, 29-28 Cruz.
Official Result- Dominick Cruz def. Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
> Josh Emmett (#7, 16-2, 7-2 UFC) vs. Dan Ige (#9, 15-4, 7-3 UFC)
Emmett with a big right hand and Ige goes down. Emmett gets on top and lands some body punches. They get up and Emmett lands a knee and then Ige takes it down. They scramble and Ige ends up getting Emmett back down. Emmett reverses and is in the half-guard against the fence. They stand and Emmett with a hard right hand. Ige lands a left hand. They trade in close range. Ige lands a right hand and then a jab. Both are really looking for the right opening. Emmett with a combo. Ige with a late leg kick. 10-9 Emmett.
Ige with a combination. Ige with a combo to the body. They trade in close range then Ige lands the jab. Emmett with a right hand to the body. Ige lands a left hook that stuns Emmett. Ige with a right hand and he shoots for a takedown but Emmett defends. Emmett with an elbow before they break. Ige with the jab. He lands another jab. Ige with a hard right hand and then a leg kick. Ige with a left hand then the jab. Emmett with a right hand. They trade right hands. Ige with a quick uppercut. Emmett with a combo. Ige with a jab and right hand late. 10-9 Ige, 19-19.
Ige lands a right hand. Emmett lands a right hand and a left hook after he lands to the body. Ige lands the jab. Ige with a leg kick. Ige with a right hand to the body. Emmett with a big combo that stuns Ige. Ige with the jab. Ige with a right hand and Emmett counters with a combination. Emmett with a left hook. Emmett with a right hand. Ige tries for a takedown but Emmett defends and they break. Ige fakes a takedown and lands a body kick. Ige lands an uppercut. Emmett with a right hand. Emmett lands a left hand. Super close fight. 10-9 Ige, 29-28 Ige.
Official Decision- Josh Emmett def. Dan Ige by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
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> Raulian Paiva (21-3, 3-2 UFC) vs. Sean O'Malley (14-1, 6-1 UFC)
O'Malley with a body kick. O'Malley lands the jab. He lands again and then ands a low kick for a timeout. We get back to action and Paiva with a body kick. Paiva lands a right hand. O'Malley with a left hand. Paiva lands a right hand. Paiva with a body kick. O'Malley with a combo. They trade kicks. O'Malley with a jab then a right hand. He lands the jab twice more. O'Malley lands the jab and Paiva with a right hand. O'Malley with a big right hand that rocks Paiva. O'Malley teeing off on Paiva and landing big punches and another right hand stumbles Paiva and then he tees off more and it is stopped. What a finish by O'Malley.
Official Result- Sean O'Malley def. Raulian Paiva by TKO (punches) at 4:42 of Round 1
> Kai Kara-France (#6, 22-9 1 NC, 5-2 UFC) vs. Cody Garbrandt (#7 BW, 12-4, 7-4 UFC)
Garbrandt with a leg kick. They trade jabs. Garbrandt with a leg kick. Kara-France with a leg kick. Garbrandt just misses a right hand. Kara-France lands a jab. Kara-France with a leg kick and Garbrandt lands a right hand. Kara-France drops Garbrandt with a right hand. Garbrandt gets up and Kara-France is after him as they run around and then Garbrandt gets a takedown but they get up. Kara-France with the jab. Garbrandt with an uppercut. Kara-France with a combo and he has Garbrandt in trouble and Garbrandt falls down and it is over. What a win by Kara-France!
Official Result- Kai Kara-France def. Cody Garbrandt by TKO (punches) at 3:21 of Round 1
> Geoff Neal (#12, 13-4, 5-2 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (#14, 28-4, 10-3 UFC)
Neal with a leg kick. He lands another. Ponzinibbio throws a right hand and lands an inside leg kick. Neal lands a leg kick and Ponzinibbio counters with a leg kick. Neal with a high kick. Ponzinibbio has been warned twice to watch the fingers. Neal with a body kick. Ponzinibbio with a right hand. Ponzinibbio with a right hand. Neal with the jab then a high kick. Ponzinibbio with a combo. Neal with a high kick. We have a timeout for a groin strike. They get back to action and trade late. 10-9 Neal.
Ponzinibbio with a quick combo. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick and Neal checks it. Neal with a right hand. Neal with a high kick. They trade and Ponzinibbio looks for a takedown against the fence. Neal is defending but Ponzinibbio is able to complete it. They get back to their feet and exchange punches. Ponzinibbio with a combo. Ponzinibbio with an inside leg kick. They trade and Neal lands a solid combination. Neal lands a left hand. Ponzinibbio is claiming there was an eye poke but they fight on. They trade in close range. Ponzinibbio with a right hand and an inside leg kick. 10-9 Ponzinibbio, 19-19.
They trade to start the third with Neal landing a body kick. Neal tags Ponzinibbio with a combo and had him in trouble for a moment. Ponzinibbio then lands a right hand. Ponzinibbio with a leg kick. Ponzinibbio lands a combo. Neal with a high kick after rushing forward. Neal with a left hand. They trade in close range. Neal lands a left hand. Ponzinibbio lands a right hand. Neal with a left hand and Ponzinibbio lands a right hand. Neal with a left hand. Neal with a right hand and Ponzinibbio stumbles. They both land hard shots. Neal with a right hand and Ponzinibbio is backing up. Neal with a left hand then a cracking combination. Neal lands a right hand. Neal with a left hand. Neal with some straight left hands. Ponzinibbio with a right hand. Neal with a left hand. Close fight. 10-9 Neal, 29-28 Neal.
Official Result- Geoff Neal def. Santiago Ponzinibbio by split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
> Amanda Nunes (C, 21-4, 14-1 UFC) vs. Julianna Pena (#3, 10-4, 6-2 UFC)
UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
Pena throws and Nunes lands a calf kick at the same time and Pena slips to the mat but gets up. Nunes with another leg kick. Pena lands a right hand. Nunes with a right hand. Nunes lands a right hand and Pena falls to the mat. Nunes enters the guard landing a right hand. Pena scrambles and looks for the takedown against the fence as they're clinched. Nunes trips it to the mat. Nunes gets the back and is looking for a choke. Nunes with some short right hands. Nunes lets go and Pena turns back in and Nunes has the half-guard. Pena is holding on to a kimura but Nunes is fighting it easily. Nunes ends the first on top. 10-9 Nunes.
Pena trying to land but backing up as she throws. Nunes lands a leg kick. Pena with the jab and Nunes with an inside leg kick. Pena lands a combo. Pena lands a good combination and has Nunes in trouble and then Nunes lands a right hand and a big left. Nunes with a leg kick. Nunes with a combo. Pena lands a combination and both are landing in close range. Nunes with a leg kick. Nunes with a right hand. They're still trading in close range. Pena lands a left hand. Pena with a right hand. They're trading jabs. Pena with a right hand. Pena has Nunes in trouble as they clinch. Pena gets Nunes down and has the back and locks in a rear-naked choke and Nunes taps! WOW! That is the biggest upset in UFC history as Julianna Pena submits Amanda Nunes to win the championship. Holy cow.
Official Result- Julianna Pena def. Amanda Nunes by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:22 of Round 2 to win the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
> Charles Oliveira (C, 31-8 1 NC, 19-8 1 NC UFC) vs. Dustin Poirier (#1, 28-6 1 NC, 20-5 1 NC UFC)
UFC Lightweight Championship
They trade to start. Poirier lands a right hand and Oliveira drops to the mat for a second. Poirier with a left hand. They trade in the clinch as Oliveira lands a right hand and Poirier with an uppercut. Poirier with a left hand. Oliveira lands a knee to the body then a front kick. Oliveira with a knee to the body. Poirier with a left hand and Oliveira with an uppercut. Oliveira pushes it against the fence. They roll to the mat for a sceond and Oliveira with a knee to the body before they break. Oliveira with a right hand. Poirier with a left hand. Poirier with a left hand and follows it with a right hook. Poirier with a flurry against the fence and Oliveira lands a knee to the body. He lands another. Poirier with a left hand. Oliveira with an uppercut. Poirier with a combo and Oliveira gets dropped. Poirier gets on top and then stands and Oliveira gets up. Poirier with a left hand. Poirier with a combo. Oliveira with a combination. Poirier with a combo. Poirier with another left hand. Oliveira lands a right hand. Oliveira with a front kick. What a round! 10-9 Poirier.
Oliveira with a right hand and lands a knee and they clinch against the fence. Oliveira with a knee to the face that just misses as he tries to get Poirier down. Oliveira tries to take the back standing but Poirier pushes him off and lands from the top. Oliveira was grabbing the glove of Poirier and Poirier had to roll to get out and now Oliveira is in the guard of Poirier. Oliveira lands some elbows from the top. Oliveira was holding onto Poirier's glove illegally and got away with it. Oliveira still on top and lands some more elbows. Oliveira with more elbows as Poirier is stuck on the bottom. Oliveira stands and lands a right hand at the end. 10-9 Oliveira, 19-19.
Oliveira grabs the back of Poirier early standing. Oliveira jumps on the back and looks for the rear-naked choke. He has it locked in and Poirier taps! Oliveira retains the title with another record-setting submission win.
Official Result- Charles Oliveira def. Dustin Poirier by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:02 of Round 3 to retain the UFC Lightweight Championship