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UFC 269 Main Event Technical Breakdown – Latest MMASucka Podcast

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The guys Frazer Krohn and Tim Wheaton are back this week with an in-depth look at the UFC 269 main event. The main event sees top lightweights, Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira square off in what is one of the most intriguing title fights we’ve seen in recent memory.

The current champion, Oliveira enters the bout enjoying a massive nine-fight winning run, all but one of which haven’t gone the distance. Knockouts and submissions included, ‘Do Bronx’ doesn’t discriminate.

Dustin Poirier will step into the octagon 8-1-0-1 in his last 10 fights, with the only loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Since that loss, he had a brutal a war with Dan Hooker and back-to-back finishes of Conor McGregor.

You can find the technical breakdown of the fight here:

The main discussion topics surrounded the stand-up realm of the bout. Dustin Poirier’s strengths play into the weaknesses of Charles Oliveira. When crashing forwards, ‘The Diamond’ is highly effective, as seen in his interim title bout against Max Holloway. In his last bout, Oliveria was vulnerable to the crash forwards of Chandler, which lead to him being dropped and almost finished before rallying for the victory. This will certainly be something that the challenger can look to utilise but he has to be careful.

Another discussion point was how Poirier sometimes leans forwards when backed onto the fence, exposing his neck. The Brazillian champion holds the record for most submissions in the UFC and that is something that the challenger doesn’t want to do against Oliveira. ‘Do Bronx’ will snatch a neck at a moments notice, leading to a potential short night.

Elsewhere on the podcast, the guys discussed the recently announced Bellator Bantamweight tournament, Sergio Pettis‘ big win on Friday night, the ONE Championship atomweight tournament finale, the potential of an atomweight division in the UFC and how it’s been a good year for the nice guys.

Be sure to check it out on Youtube or Spotify every Monday!

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Frazer is a 24 year old MMA and boxing enthusiast from Coventry, England. You can follow Frazer on twitter @Frazer_Krohn

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