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UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier Results

Live Results, Winner Interviews And More From UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier, Live From T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas

UFC returned to T-Mobile Arena for the final pay-per-view of 2021 with two thrilling world championship fights. UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira made his first successful title defense after taking on on No. 1 ranked contender Dustin Poirier. Plus, No. 3 ranked contender Julianna Peña shocked the world after defeating the greatest women’s fighter of all time, Amanda Nunes in the bantamweight championship title fight.

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*The main and co-main event title fights are scheduled for five rounds. The remaining fights are all scheduled for three rounds. | Official Scorecards

UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier Main Card

Main Event: Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier

The storybook ride of Charles Oliveira continued in the main event of UFC 269, with the UFC lightweight champion submitting number one contender Dustin Poirier in the third round to retain the title he won earlier this year for the first time.

“They can hit me a lot, but I’m gonna walk forward,” said Oliveira, who went to war with Poirier in the first round before using his grappling to control matters in the second round and finish it in the third.

Charles Oliveira Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Charles Oliveira Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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The classy combatants shared a hug after the instructions from referee Herb Dean, then there was no friendship at all as Oliveira took the fight to Poirier, who rattled the champ with a right hand in response. The exchanges continued, with Oliveira mixing his attacks up nicely as Poirier stuck to using his fists. Just before two minutes were gone, Oliveira tied Poirier up briefly before unleashing more varied strikes. But it was Poirier landing the harder blows that were briefly stunning the champion before the Brazilian got right back to work. With 1:40 left, a right hand dropped Oliveira, and after a brief follow-up attack, Poirier put the fight back on the feet and he unloaded, but Oliveira refused to play defense, wrapping up one of the best rounds you’ll ever see.

Oliveira went right on the attack to begin round two, landing some kicks before locking Poirier up against the fence. The two battled until Poirier threw his foe to the mat. Oliveira tried to lock up the challenger’s arm, but when that failed, Oliveira settled into Poirier’s guard, landing some hard elbows while trying to make it a grimy fight. Poirier tried to hold on to force a restart, but Oliveira remained busy and in control until the horn sounded.

Dustin Poirier Octagon Interview | UFC 269
Dustin Poirier Octagon Interview | UFC 269
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After his success in the second round, Oliveira went right back to his grappling in the third, taking Poirier’s back while the two were standing. Seconds later, he had sunk in the rear naked choke that ended matters via tap out at 1:02 of round three.

Oliveira moves to 32-8, 1 NC with the win, his tenth in a row. Poirier falls to 28-7, 1 NC.

Official result – Charles Oliveira def. Dustin Poirier via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:02 of the third round | Official Scorecards

Co-Main Event: Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña

In the weeks leading up to her first title fight, Julianna Peña told anyone within earshot that she was going to become the UFC women’s bantamweight champion in the co-main event of UFC 269. And she did it, submitting Amanda Nunes in the second round of a shocker at T-Mobile Arena.

“I told you,” the 32-year-old Peña said. “Don’t ever doubt me again.”

“We’re going back to the gym, train hard and come back strong,” said a gracious Nunes.

Julianna Peña Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Julianna Peña Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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A calf kick by Nunes opened the action and put Peña on the deck, and the champion kept chopping at it once the challenger was back on her feet. In the second minute, a jab floored Peña a second time, but she was not hurt, and the two grappled against the fence briefly before Nunes put the fight on the mat and took her opponent’s back with 2:30 to go. Peña escaped and got into half-guard, soon locking up Nunes’ arm just before the end of the round.

Amanda Nunes Octagon Interview | UFC 269
Amanda Nunes Octagon Interview | UFC 269
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Peña had no fear of trading with Nunes, and she rattled the champion a few times early in the second round. Nunes fired back, but then came a reply from Peña, and “The Lioness” was in a fight. And though Peña's left eye was closing, she kept pressing, and with two minutes left, she rattled Nunes and took her to the mat. Immediately, she took Nunes’ back and sunk in the rear naked choke that produced the tap out at 3:23 of round two.

With the win, Spokane’s Peña moves to 12-4 and is the fifth UFC women's bantamweight champion. Nunes, who remains the UFC women’s featherweight champion, falls to 21-5.

Official result – Julianna Pena def. Amanda Nunes via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:23 of the second round

Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

In a grueling meeting of welterweight contenders, Geoff Neal scored a three-round split decision over Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Scores were 30-27, 29-28, 28-29 for the No.12-ranked Neal, now 14-4. The No.14-ranked Ponzinibbio falls to 29-5.

The first round was tense, each fighter seemingly one strike away from changing the course of the bout, but it was largely Neal in control, as he landed accurately throughout while defending well. There were some breaks for warnings from referee Mark Smith about keeping fingers extended and a low kick from Neal, but the fast pace rarely waned.

Geoff Neal Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Geoff Neal Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Ponzinibbio got the fight to the mat with three minutes to go in round two, but Neal was immediately back to his feet and back in the pocket with the Argentina native, who scored well at close range as the round progressed, but late in the frame, both got in hard shots.

By the third, both combatants were bloodied and weary but still throwing, Neal holding the edge until Ponzinibbio surged back, leading to some back-and-forth trading, with Neal landing the better shots down the stretch.

Official result – Geoff Neal def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) | Official Scorecards

Kai Kara-France vs Cody Garbrandt

New Zealand’s Kai Kara-France spoiled the flyweight debut of former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, as he scored a stirring first-round TKO victory.

Kai Kara-France Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Kai Kara-France Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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There was little action in the first half of the opening round, but when it kicked off with a right hand from Kara-France that dropped Garbrandt, it was on. Garbrandt appeared to recover quickly, and he waved Kara-France in, but the Kiwi would not be denied, as a series of pinpoint accurate shots put “No Love” down again, and this time, referee Herb Dean had seen enough, stopping the fight at 3:21 of round one.

With the win, the No.6-ranked Kara-France moves to 23-9, 1 NC. Garbrandt falls to 12-5.

Official result – Kai Kara-France def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (strikes) at 3:21 of round one | Official Scorecards

Raulian Paiva vs Sean O'Malley

“The Sugar Show” opened the UFC 269 main card, with rising bantamweight star Sean O’Malley stopping Raulian Paiva in the first round.

Sean O'Malley Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Sean O'Malley Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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The first round was competitive for most of the frame, O’Malley scoring with jabs while Paiva landed several hard kicks to the leg. But late in the stanza, a right hand jarred Paiva, who tried to slug with the Arizonan, only to continue to get rocked until a series of hard blows sent the Brazilian down and brought in referee Jason Herzog to halt the fight at 4:42 of round one.

O’Malley, who has won three straight, moves to 15-1 with the win; Paiva falls to 21-4.

Official result – Sean O’Malley def. Raulian Paiva via TKO (strikes) at 4:42 of round one | Official Scorecards

UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier Prelims

Josh Emmett vs Dan Ige

Back in action for the first time since June 2020, Josh Emmett kept his winning streak going against fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige, defeating his foe via unanimous decision for his fourth straight victory.

Scores were 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 for the No.7-ranked Emmett, now 17-2. The No.9-ranked Ige falls to 15-5.

A minute into the fight, Emmett’s first serious right hand hit the mark and dropped Ige. The Hawaiian shook the cobwebs loose quickly and got back to work, the two scrambling on the mat before standing. On the feet, Ige recovered well and shot out some stiff jabs as Emmett looked for that right hand again, but it didn’t come.

Josh Emmett Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Josh Emmett Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Emmett remained on the offensive in round two, but a left by Ige in the second minute stunned the Californian briefly, and in subsequent exchanges, Ige was holding the edge as he delivered a solid and disciplined effort in the middle five minutes.

With the fight likely on the line, Ige and Emmett fought on nearly even terms, making it a tough call for the judges as the final seconds ticked away.

Official result –Josh Emmett def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) | Official Scorecards

Pedro Munhoz vs Dominick Cruz

Former bantamweight king Dominick Cruz ended the year with a perfect 2-0 record, winning a three-round unanimous decision over perennial contender Pedro Munhoz.

Scores were 29-28 across the board for the No.9-ranked Cruz, now 24-3. The No.8-ranked Munhoz falls to 19-7, 1 NC.

Cruz was at his unorthodox best in the early stages of the fight as he tagged Munhoz and got free before the incoming fire caught him. But with a little under three minutes left in the opening stanza, Munhoz rocked and dropped Cruz with a punch upstairs. The former champ recovered quickly and got back to his feet, returning to the game plan for the rest of the round, which ended with a furious striking exchange.

Dominick Cruz Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Dominick Cruz Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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The second round was all Cruz, sticking and moving as he showed prime form throughout, while Munhoz was unable to catch him like he did in the previous stanza. And while Munhoz kept trying to turn things around in the final frame, he was unable to figure out the puzzle presented by “The Dominator,” who will likely be in for an interesting 2022 campaign.

Official result – Dominick Cruz def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) | Official Scorecards

Augusto Sakai vs Tai Tuivasa

Aussie heavyweight star Tai Tuivasa made it four knockout wins in a row, as he halted Augusto Sakai in the second round.

Highlight: Tai Tuivasa KO's Sakai | UFC 269
Highlight: Tai Tuivasa KO's Sakai | UFC 269
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After a tactical start from both men, Tuivasa closed the distance and landed a couple hard shots, winding up in the clinch against the fence. There, Sakai scored with some knees, but Tuivasa’s hooks bought him an escape from his foe late in the frame.

Tai Tuivasa Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Tai Tuivasa Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Those hooks kept coming from Tuivasa in round two, and this time, there would be no respite for Sakai, who got dropped and finished, with referee Mark Smith waving the fight off at :26 of the second stanza.

Tuivasa moves to 14-3 with the win. The No.11-ranked Sakai falls to 15-4-1.

Official result – Tai Tuivasa def. Augusto Sakai via TKO (strikes) at :26 of round two | Official Scorecards

Jordan Wright vs Bruno Silva

Middleweights Bruno Silva and Jordan Wright fit three rounds of action into 88 seconds, with Silva emerging victorious in the slugfest via first-round stoppage.

Highlight: Bruno Silva TKO's Wright | UFC 269
Highlight: Bruno Silva TKO's Wright | UFC 269
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Wright’s kicks were finding their mark early, and while Silva fired back, the Californian tagged him some more, this time with punches. But Wright’s defense was spotty, and in the midst of another exchange, it was Silva hitting his mark, hurting and dropping his foe. A barrage of follow-up shots came from the fists of Silva, prompting referee Herb Dean to intervene at 1:28 of the first round.

Bruno Silva Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Bruno Silva Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Silva moves to 22-6 with the win. Wright falls to 12-2, 1 NC

Official result – Bruno Silva def. Jordan Wright via TKO (strikes) at 1:28 of round one. | Official Scorecards

UFC 269: Oliveira vs Poirier Early Prelims

André Muniz vs Eryk Anders

André Muniz kept rolling in middleweight action, submitting Eryk Anders in the first round to extend his current win streak to eight.

Highlight: Andre Muniz Subs Eryk Anders | UFC 269
Highlight: Andre Muniz Subs Eryk Anders | UFC 269
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A minute into the fight, Muniz (22-4) put the fight on the mat, and though Anders (14-6, 1 NC) didn’t stay there long, as he rose, the Brazilian remained locked on to him until he could drag Anders back down. And once back on the canvas, he took Anders’ arm and forced the tap out. The official time of the finish was 3:13 of round one.

Andre Muniz Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Andre Muniz Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Official result – André Muniz def. Eryk Anders via submission (armbar) at 3:13 of the first round | Official Scorecards

Miranda Maverick vs Erin Blanchfield

The flyweight division’s 22-year-old phenom, Erin Blanchfield, continued to impress, as she scored a shutout three-round unanimous decision over fellow prospect Miranda Maverick.

All three judges saw it 30-27 for Blanchfield, now 8-1. Maverick falls to 11-4.

Erin Blanchfield’s grappling allowed her to dominate the opening round, as Maverick just couldn’t get free from the grip of the New Jersey product on the mat or the feet. There was more of the same in the second, with Maverick unable to hold Blanchfield off as “Cold Blooded” added to her lead heading into the final round.

Erin Blanchfield Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Erin Blanchfield Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Maverick finally found some daylight with her strikes in the third, but with 90 seconds gone, it was another Blanchfield takedown and more dominant groundwork that put a stamp on a big win.

Official result – Erin Blanchfield def. Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) | Official Scorecards

Ryan Hall vs Darrick Minner

Ryan Hall put on a three-round grappling clinic, defeating Darrick Minner via unanimous decision in a featherweight bout.

Scores were 30-27, 30-27 and 29-27 for Hall, now 9-2. Minner falls to 26-13.

After some striking to begin the fight, the combatants went to the mat and it was suddenly Hall’s world, with “The Wizard” rapidly trying submissions and changing position. Minner defended well, and midway through the round, he was upright and tagging Hall with hard shots before he scored a takedown with two minutes to go. Some scrambles followed, Hall dictating the action but unable to finish his foe.

Ryan Hall Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Ryan Hall Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Going back to the ground to start round two, Minner was fearless in Hall’s guard, slamming his way out of trouble when Hall caught his arm from the bottom position. But with under two minutes left, Hall locked up a triangle that he worked on while throwing elbows. Again, though, Minner got loose, only to get drilled with several hard shots until the horn.

Minner landed a good punch to start the third, but Hall used it to bring the fight to the mat again, and the submission attempts began once more, and though Hall didn’t get the finish, he was clearly the winner.

Official result – Ryan Hall def. Darrick Minner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27) | Official Scorecards

Randy Costa vs Tony Kelley

In bantamweight action, Tony Kelley was on top of his game from start to finish against Randy Costa, stopping the New Englander in the second round.

Highlight: Tony Kelley Snags Second-Round TKO | UFC 269
Highlight: Tony Kelley Snags Second-Round TKO | UFC 269
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Kelley pressured Costa throughout the first five minutes, volume punching and controlling matters in the clinch against the fence. Costa wasn’t hurt during the frame, but he was clearly outpointed by the Louisiana native, who kept the pace high in the second, ultimately scoring with a knee that led to a takedown with under two minutes left. A series of unanswered strikes followed, and referee Mark Smith stepped in, stopping the fight at the 4:15 mark of the second stanza.

Tony Kelley Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Tony Kelley Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Kelley moves to 8-2 with the win. Costa falls to 6-3.

Official result – Tony Kelley def. Randy Costa via TKO (strikes) at 4:15 of round two | Official Scorecards

Gillian Robertson vs Priscila Cachoeira*

Gillian Robertson snapped a two-fight losing streak in the flyweight opener, submitting Priscila Cachoeira in the first round.

Gillian Robertson Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
Gillian Robertson Post-Fight Interview | UFC 269
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Robertson took some shots from the Brazilian early, but once she got the fight to the mat with 2:45 left, it was all “Savage,” as she landed several hard ground strikes, moved into the mount, and then sunk in a rear naked choke that produced the tap at the 4:59 mark, even after Robertson took a couple eye pokes in the process.

Highlight: Gillian Robertson Submits Cachoeira | UFC 269
Highlight: Gillian Robertson Submits Cachoeira | UFC 269
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Robertson moves to 10-6 with the win. Cachoeira, who missed weight at 129 pounds, falls to 10-4.

Official result – Gillian Robertson def. Priscila Cachoeira via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:59 of the first round. | Official Scorecards