UFC 302 Results

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While it’s still technically spring for a few more weeks, tonight, Prudential Center in Newark, NJ brings some heat with the UFC holding court in the home arena of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. A packed month of June in MMA kicks off with UFC 302.

Live coverage begins tonight with the early prelims at 6:30 pm ET/ 3:30 pm PT on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass, continuing with late prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+ and 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT. Main card action wraps up the night at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

All told, tonight’s card features a full 12-fight slate.

Main Event

At the top of the bill tonight is a battle for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Current titleholder Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) meets up with challenger and No. 4 contender Dustin Poirier (30-8 MMA, 22-8 UFC) in what could be the latter’s final appearance. This fight is an advertised maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round to close the show.

Co-Main Event

Immediately prior to the title fight, you’ll see a five-round middleweight contest in the co-main event of the evening when No. 1 contender Sean Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) squares off against No. 7 contender Paulo Costa (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC).

Rest of the Card

Also tonight, you’ll see a middleweight fixture between No. 15 contender Kevin Holland (25-11 MMA, 12-8 UFC) and  Michal Oleksiejczuk (19-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC), a welterweight fight versing Niko Price (15-7 MMA, 7-7 UFC) with Alex Morono (24-9 MMA, 13-6 UFC), and a welterweight contest matching Randy Brown (18-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC) with Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (24-7-1 MMA, 10-3-1 UFC).

UFC 302 Results

Main Card: (10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT, ESPN+ PPV)

Main Event: Islam Makhachev def. Dustin Poirier by Submission (D’arce Choke) at 2:42 into Round 5, defends UFC Lightweight Championship.

Co-Main Event: Sean Strickland def. Paulo Costa by Split Decision (46-49, 50-45, 49-46.)

Kevin Holland def. Michal Oleksiejczuk by Technical Submission (Armbar) at 1:34 into Round 1.

Niko Price def. Alex Morono by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28.)

Randy Brown def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28.)

Late Prelims: (8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT, ESPN2 & ESPN+)

Featured Prelim: Roman Kopylov def. Cesar Almeida by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27.)

Co-Featured Prelim: Jailton Almeida def. Alexandr Romanov by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:27 into Round 1.

Grant Dawson def. Joe Solecki by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27.)

Jake Matthews def. Phil Rowe by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27.)

Early Prelims: (6:30 pm ET/ 3:30 pm PT, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass)

Featured Early Prelim:  Bassil Hafez def. Mickey Gall by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28.)

Co-Featured Early Prelim: Ailin Perez def. Joselyne Edwards by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28.)

Andre Lima def. Mitch Raposo by Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27.)

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Drew Zuhosky has been writing about combat sports since May of 2018, coming to MMASucka after stints at Overtime Heroics and Armchair All-Americans. A graduate of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, Drew is a charter member of the Youngstown Press Club. Prior to beginning his professional career, Drew was a sportswriter for YSU's student-run newspaper, The Jambar, where he supplied Press Box Perspective columns every week.