- Odds: Charles Oliveira +134 underdog vs Dustin Poirier -158 favorite.
- Dustin Poirier is coming off consecutive wins against Conor McGregor.
- The lightweight champion Charles Oliveira opened as the betting underdog for this UFC 269 bout.
The last major UFC PPV of 2021 will be UFC 269, headlined by Oliveira vs Poirier for the lightweight strap. This is an amazing match-up with high stakes on the line, the winner will be projected into the top five pound-for-pound rankings. In the co-main Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight title against Julianna Pena. Let’s see how the latest UFC 269 odds are shaping up for Oliveira vs Poirier.
Charles Oliveira vs Dustin Poirier Odds
The reigning UFC lightweight champion Oliveira is currently a +134 underdog, with an implied win probability of 42.7%. (Bet $100, win $134). Meanwhile, Poirier is already the champ in many UFC fan’s eyes, has an implied win probability of 61.2%. (Bet $158, win $100). While the opening odds are favoring Poirier, expect the betting line on these online sportsbooks to close in around -200 for “The Diamond”.
Betting on Oliveira vs Poirier
Seeing how both of these fighters’ last performances means is a real best vs the best fight. Poirier is now used to the big moments, he’s held the interim lightweight belt. He’s fought Khabib in Dubai and then defeated Conor McGregor twice back-to-back.
Seeing how “Do Bronx” handled Tony Ferguson showed us what he was made of. That was until Beneil Dariush repeated that success and now we know Tony’s best days are firmly behind him. On the plus side, Oliveira showed real adversity against Michael Chandler, to come back from a knockdown to score TKO in the second round.
Dustin Poirier has a massive advantage in this fight when it comes to going the distance. He has a reserve tank like not many other athletes in the sport. “The Diamond” is a stocky 115-pound fighter and will have a size and strength over Oliveira. While Oliveira’s striking has leveled up and he did just finish Chandler. He still isn’t at the same level as Poirier, who went five rounds striking with Max Holloway and had more success on the feet with McGregor than any other UFC fighter.
I expect the first two rounds to be fast and furious. With Oliveira putting up a hell of a fight and showing some moments of brilliance. It will be Poirier’s patience that will keep this fight going into the later rounds, expect him to turn up the heat and really go for a finish in the third round or further into the fight. Under pressure, Oliveira tends to get a bit unsteady and this could be his downfall going up against the championship level experience of Poirier.
For a full list of best prop bets and more, check out our Oliveira vs Poirier predictions for UFC 269.
Is Dustin the Undisputed Champion?
While we wait for this fight to be confirmed by the UFC. Could DP be egging McGregor into warfare once again?
Let’s be real though we know Poirier will want to fight again this year and McGregor’s return date isn’t known until early-mid 2022. The title contender has seven wins out of his last eight fights. His only loss since 2016 is arguably the greatest Lightweight of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Stay in the know with all things MMA, whether that be breaking odds, the latest sportsbook promotions, and more.