UFC 302 - Fight Card ‘Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier’ and Start Times

It’s time to take a look at the early card announcements for UFC 302 as Islam Makhachev prepares to defend his crown against Dustin Poirier.

  • Event: UFC 302: Makhachev vs Poirier
  • Date: Saturday, 1st June 2024
  • Location: Prudential Center (Newark, New Jersey)
  • Broadcast: ESPN+ PPV, ESPN2, ESPN+ (6pm EST prelims, 10pm main card)

For the third time, Dustin Poirier will attempt to become an undisputed champion when he challenges Islam Makhachev at UFC 302. The contest was announced immediately following UFC 300, with fans expecting a night of big drama in Newark.

Courtesy of information from UFC.com and MMA Mania, we’ve put together a list of the latest information when it comes to fights that will take place on the night.

UFC 302: Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier

  • Welterweight championship – Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Middleweight – Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa
  • Middleweight – Anthony Hernandez vs. Roman Dolidze
  • Heavyweight – Jailton Almeida vs. Alexandr Romanov
  • Bantamweight – Ailin Perez vs. Joselyne Edwards
  • Welterweight – Niko Price vs. Jeremiah Wells
  • Welterweight – Mickey Gall vs. Bassil Hafez
  • Lightweight – Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki
  • Welterweight – Phil Rowe vs. Jake Matthews
  • Flyweight – Hyun Sung Park vs. Andre Lima
  • Bantamweight – Sumudaerji vs. Joshua Van
  • Middleweight – Roman Kopylov vs. Cesar Almeida

Across the board, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about this card. From the title fight main event to some intriguing prelims, the promotion is bringing the heat in New Jersey.

The co-main event also offers up the opportunity for some real carnage between Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa. Regardless of how you see the fight playing out, we’re pretty sure there’s going to be some drama.

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