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Watch Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira weigh in for a lightweight title fight in Las Vegas

DUSTIN POIRIER and Charles Oliveira both succeeded in their lightweight title fight this afternoon.

Fan favorites will be scrambling for the 155lb strap early Sunday morning during the main event of UFC 269 in Las Vegas.

Both men spent a small amount of the morning cutting the weight for their much-anticipated showdown.

And neither of them had a problem coming up with a championship limit of 155lbs.

Defending champion Oliveira weighed in first, weighing in at 155lbs.

Poirier followed shortly after with a balance of 154.5lbs.

Poirier and Oliveira, both 32, faced off for the first time early this morning during their first and final pre-match press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The couple looked tense after shaking hands, much to the excitement of the fans present.


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The Pride of Louisiana Poirier will bid to win the lightweight title at the second claim.

And he’s determined to cement himself as an all-time great by ending Oliveira’s brief reign atop the division.

He said: “If I could be world champion on Saturday night, I would have done everything I set my mind to.

“I have arranged my family. We are in a good position financially. I have other businesses. I have to check that box. That is forever.

“I said 25 minutes to make life fair. This is 25 minutes for eternity, 25 for eternity.

“That’s what this is. You don’t take it away.

“Once a champion, always a champion.

“It’s very important to me and my wife. It just ties together everything that we did.”

Challenger Dustin Poirier tilts the scales at 154.5lbs

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Challenger Dustin Poirier tilts the scales at 154.5lbsCredit: SUNSPORT / CHISANGAMALATA

UFC 269 balance results – so far

Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier – Oliveira: 155lbs – Poirier: 154.5lbs

Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – Nunes: 134.5lbs – Pena: 135lbs

Geoff Neal vs Santiago Ponzinibbio

Kai Kara-France vs Cody Garbrandt

Raulian Paiva vs Sean O’Malley

Prelims

Josh Emmett vs Dan Ige

Dominick Cruz vs Pedro Munhoz

Augusto Sakai and Tai Tuivasa

Jordan Wright vs Bruno Silva

Andre Muniz vs Eryk Anders

Miranda Maverick and Erin Blanchfield

Alex Perez and Matt Schnell

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Huynh Nguyen

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