UFC 299 just got a massive top-15 Lightweight matchup. Dustin Poirier will welcome Benoit Saint-Denis to the top 5 on March 9th in Miami, Florida, in a five-round co-main event fight, Per Dana White.
This five-round bout occurs in the Lightweight (155 lbs) division.
Dustin Poirier is ranked #3 at Lightweight and holds a professional record of 29-8-1NC (21-7-1NC UFC), with notable wins over Michael Chandler, Conor McGregor, and Max Holloway.
Benoit Saint-Denis holds a professional record of 13-1 (5-1 UFC) and claims the #12 ranking in the Lightweight division. He has credible wins over Matt Frevola, Thiago Moises, and Ismael Bonfim.
Official odds: Dustin Poirier +124, Benoit Saint-Denis -148 per DraftKings.com.
Dustin Poirier is taking a massive career risk with this matchup. "The Diamond" has shined at the top level of the UFC's Lightweight division for many years, constantly putting on incredible fights for the fans. Now, he'll attempt to defend his ranking against an up-and-coming contender in hopes of getting back in the win column.
Benoit Saint-Denis was one of the breakout stars of 2023; now, he's looking to break through. "The God Of War" only has six UFC fights, and he's on the cusp of becoming a top-5 ranked superstar in the Lightweight division. Saint-Denis will be looking to drown Poirier with his overwhelming pressure and keep his 100% finish rate intact with the most significant victory of his career.
This is a fantastic fight in one of the UFC's greatest divisions. So, who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, let us know in the comments below.