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UFC 269: Main card, how to watch and what you need to know

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It’s almost time to close out a top-tier pay-per-view slate for the UFC’s 2021 calendar.

A little more than a month after an incredible showing for UFC 268, the promotion will look for some more fireworks to end the year on a high note with UFC 269.

Headlining the company’s pay-per-view finale is a clash between UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and challenger Dustin Poirier, with each looking to carry their respective momentum into the new year.

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Oliveira, coming off back-to-back wins over Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 and Michael Chandler at UFC 262, will look to make it a 10-fight win streak in his first title defense. Meanwhile, Poirier will hope to capitalize on a stretch that includes consecutive wins over the “Notorious” Conor McGregor.

In the night’s co-main event, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will attempt to hold onto one of her two UFC titles as she battles the No. 3-ranked Julianna Pena. Nunes has been on a tear since her last loss in 2014, and would make it 13 in a row with a win over Pena.

Unfortunately for the UFC, a scheduled bout between heated rivals Leon Edwards and Jorge Masvidal will no longer take place at UFC 269.

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But, fans can take solace in a few other high-quality matchups, including battles between welterweights Geoff Neal and Santiago Ponzinibbio, flyweights Kai Kara France and Cody Garbrandt, and bantamweights Raulian Paiva and Sean O’Malley.

Before the UFC goes live from Las Vegas, here’s everything you need to know about UFC 269.

When is UFC 269?

UFC 269 will start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Where is UFC 269 taking place?

UFC 269 will be held live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

How can I watch the UFC 269 main card and prelims?

You can buy the UFC 269 main card on ESPN+, and you can watch prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 or ESPN+. Early prelims will be shown on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET.

UFC 269 main card:

Main event for the UFC Lightweight Championship: Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Dustin Poirier (1)

Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout: Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Pena (3)

Welterweight bout: Geoff Neal (12) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (14)

Flyweight bout: Kai Kara France (6) vs. Cody Garbrandt (7)

Bantamweight bout: Raulian Paiva (15) vs. Sean O’Malley

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