June 21, 2024

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Charles de Bronx locks down Khabib and his teammates, knocks out Poirier and keeps the lightweight belt

Charles de Bronx locks down Khabib and his teammates, knocks out Poirier and keeps the lightweight belt

The Brazilian beat the American in the jiu-jitsu class and remains a champion with victory at UFC 269

In the main battle of UFC 269, at the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, this Saturday, Charles Do Bronx beat Dustin Poirier in a stunning fashion and retained the Ultimate Lightweight belt.

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The first round of combat was one of the best rounds of the year, as the two exchanged punches and combinations. Standing, it was clear that Poirier had the upper hand in the first round.

In the second round, the Du Bronx took the fight to the ground, tapping into the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist and giving Powareer the job, who had been at the bottom the whole time.

At the start of the third round, Charles de Bronx climbed onto Poirier’s back and introduced the American with a naked rear choke.

Thus Charles expands his UFC record with his 18th win by surrendering and retains the lightweight belt on his first attempt at defense.

Once again the Brazilian has silenced the mixed martial arts world. That’s because the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Chandler have said publicly that they believe Burrier will win the battle.

In betting, Poirier was also the favourite.

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Charles De Bronx defeated Dustin Poirier by introducing the third round
Giuliana Peña defeated Amanda Nunes by introducing the second round
Jeff Neal defeated Santiago Ponzenibio by split decision
Kai Kara-France defeated Cody Garbrandt by KO in the first round
Shawn O’Malley defeated Rawlian Paiva by TKO in the first round

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initial card

Josh Emmett defeated Dan Egg by unanimous decision
Dominic Cruz defeated Pedro Munhos by unanimous decision
Tai Toivasa defeated Augusto Sakai by knockout in the second round
Bruno Blindado defeated Jordan Wright by TKO in the first round
André Muniz defeated Eric Anders by submission in the first round

Erin Blanchfield defeated Miranda Maverick by unanimous decision
Ryan Hall defeated Darrick Miner by unanimous decision
Tony Kelly defeated Randy Costa by TKO in the second round
Gillian Robertson defeated Priscilla Cachoira by submission in the first round