UFC 302 COUNTDOWN EPISODE, WEIGH-IN, BETTING ODDS, MEDIA DAY, PRESSER & HOW TO WATCH!

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MAY 31: (L-R) Opponents Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa of Brazil face off during the UFC 302 ceremonial weigh-in at Prudential Center on May 31, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MAY 31: (L-R) Opponents Islam Makhachev of Russia and Dustin Poirier face off during the UFC 302 ceremonial weigh-in at Prudential Center on May 31, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

HOW TO WATCH UFC 302

10 p.m. ET: ESPN+ PPV Main Card

8 p.m.: Prelims (ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes & SiriusXM Fight Nation 156)

6:30 p.m.: Early Prelims (ESPN+ & SiriusXM Fight Nation 156)

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UFC PPV action returns this weekend from Newark, N.J., with UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier. The signature event will be live from the Prudential Center on Saturday, June 1, at 10 p.m. ET, exclusively on ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish). The Prelims will be available on ESPN+, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM Fight Nation 156 starting at 8 p.m. The Early Prelims will start at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+ and SiriusXM Fight Nation 156.

Main Event

  • UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev takes on No. 4 ranked contender Dustin Poirier in the main event. Makhachev (25-1), the No. 1 UFC pound-for-pound fighter, looks to defend his title for the third time and extend his 13 consecutive wins – the longest active streak in the UFC. Poirier (30-8), the former interim champion is making his seventh ESPN+ PPV main event appearance. He holds victories over four former UFC champions including Conor McGregor (x2), Max Holloway (x2), Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez. He looks to secure his first undisputed UFC title and add to his 13 first-round finishes and 16 KOs.

Co-Main Event

  • The co-main event will see No. 1 ranked middleweight Sean Strickland take on No. 7 Paulo Costa. Strickland (28-6), the former UFC middleweight champion and winner of his last three out of four UFC appearances, returns to action aiming to secure a statement victory. Costa (14-3), a member of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 who has finished 12 of his 14 career victories, nine in the first round, including two wins over former UFC champions, looks to continue that trend and deliver a highlight finish against the former division champion.

Additional PPV Card Highlights

  • A middleweight contest sees Dana White’s Contender Series alum Kevin Holland (25-11) making his 22nd UFC appearance to battle KO specialist Michal Oleksiejczuk (19-7).
  • All-action welterweights Niko Price (15-7) and Alex Morono (24-9) look to add to their 10 and 11 first-round finishes, respectively, and leave it out of the judges’ hands.
  • Welterweights Randy Brown (18-5) and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (24-7-1) kick off the ESPN+ PPV main card.

Below is the projected bout order for UFC 302 and the official weigh-ins results for each fighter:

MAIN CARD

— Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155)

— Sean Strickland (185) vs. Paulo Costa (185)

— Kevin Holland (185) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (185)

— Jailton Almeida (241) vs. Alexander Romanov (265)

— Randy Brown (170) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170)

PRELIMINARY CARD

— César Almeida (185) vs. Roman Kopylov (185)

— Grant Dawson (155) vs. Joe Solecki ()

— Philip Rowe (171) vs. Jake Matthews (170)

— Niko Price (170) vs. Alex Morono (170)

— Mickey Gall (170) vs. Bassil Hafez (170)

— Ailín Pérez (135) vs. Joselyne Edwards (136)

— Mitch Raposo (125) vs. André Lima (130)*

*Lima missed the non-title flyweight limit of 126 pounds

UFC 302 Average Betting Odds:



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