Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira did what he does best during the UFC 269 main event.
“Du Bronx” and No. 1-ranked 155 pounder Dustin Poirier met on December 11, 2021. Even though he’s the champion, Oliveira was the betting underdog going into the fight as many referred to Poirier as the uncrowned king.
The Brazilian was staggered a few times during the first round, however Du Bronx utilized his grappling in the second round to turn things around and control Poirier for most of the five minutes.
And in the third frame, Oliveira, who holds the record for the most submissions in UFC history, caught “The Diamond” with a rear-naked choke, tapping him out.
Here are some of the top reactions from the UFC world, which includes tweets from two of Poirier’s biggest rivals, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
Diaz, who was scheduled to fight Poirier a few years ago, tweeted: “How Conor let Dp fuck him up hella times he sucks.”
He continued: “These guys don’t get any better.”
McGregor then replied to Diaz’s tweets. The former two-division UFC champion has fought Poirier three times, which includes to losses to him in 2021. The Irishman tweeted: “You lanky string of piss he got lumped around and got lucky twice. That’s it. Is what it is. Embarrassing night for him alright. That closed guard game. Wtf was that. Wow! Shocking. All good happy Sat night horse yupya it’s proper twelve day tomorrow 12/12. New Paddy’s Day!”
McGregor continued: “Hella times ahhahahaa it’s hella times in the black forge inn tomorrow for proper twelve day bro. Full of it. Sauce Money. Power. Runner up champ yous two are at least yous can say you made championship weight before on the scales at least that’s something hahaha.”
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Others React to the UFC 269 Main Event
Former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier tweeted: “Can we please stop talking about @CharlesDoBronxs being a quitter now? He has proven he won’t bail anymore. Congratulations champion.”
Former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren tweeted: “Wow what a comeback. Rd 1 was brutal, Oliveira is nasty on the back.”
Askren continued: “Someone keep McGregor off twitter right now.”
Former UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee tweeted: Wow… I knew Charles was the man after we fought but damn.”
Lee continued: “Charles Oliveira is the most skilled man I ever fought. I talk shit when it’s due but I give credit when it’s due too.”
UFC 269 Full Fight Card Results
Charles Oliveira def. Dustin Poirier via third-round rear-naked choke
Julianna Pena def. Amanda Nunes via second-round rear-naked choke
Geoff Neal def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Kai Kara-France def. Cody Garbrandt first-round TKO
Sean O’Malley def. Raulian Paiva via first-round TKO
Josh Emmett def. Dan Ige via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)
Dominick Cruz def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
Tai Tuivasa def. Augusto Sakai via second-round KO
Bruno Silva def. Jordan Wright via first-round TKO
Early Preliminary Card
Andre Muniz def. Eryk Anders via first-round armbar
Erin Blanchfield def. Miranda Maverick via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Ryan Hall def. Darrick Minner via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–27)
Tony Kelley def. Randy Costa via second-round TKO
Gillian Robertson def. Priscila Cachoeira via first-round rear-naked choke
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