Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint Denis Prediction UFC 299 3/9

Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint Denis Prediction UFC 299 3/9

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UFC 299: O'Malley vs. Vera 2 - Dustin Poirier vs. Benoît Saint Denis Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an electrifying lightweight showdown as Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier squares off against Benoît "God of War" Saint Denis at UFC 299. This highly anticipated bout is set to ignite the Octagon at the Kaseya Center in Miami, FL on March 9, 2024. Let's delve into the fighters' backgrounds, recent performances, and our final prediction.

 

Dustin Poirier - American Top Team

  • Height/Weight: 5' 9", 156 lbs
  • Record: 29-8-0 (15 TKO, 7 SUB)
  • Team: American Top Team
  • Nickname: The Diamond
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier is a well-rounded fighter with knockout power in his strikes and slick submission skills. He possesses excellent boxing technique and is known for his durability and ability to push the pace throughout a fight.

Recent Performance:

Poirier is coming off a tough knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2. Despite the setback, Poirier remains one of the top contenders in the lightweight division and is always dangerous inside the Octagon.

 

Benoît Saint Denis - CYFIT

  • Height/Weight: 5' 11", 156 lbs
  • Record: 13-1-0 (4 TKO, 9 SUB)
  • Team: CYFIT
  • Nickname: God of War
  • Stance: Southpaw

Strengths:

Benoît "God of War" Saint Denis is a highly skilled grappler with a deadly submission game. He possesses excellent takedown defense and the ability to control the fight on the ground, making him a nightmare for opponents in the lightweight division.

Recent Performance:

Saint Denis is riding a wave of momentum, coming off a stunning knockout victory over Matt Frevola at UFC 295: Procházka vs. Pereira. His ability to seamlessly transition between striking and grappling makes him a formidable opponent for anyone in the lightweight ranks.

 

Prediction:

While Dustin Poirier is a seasoned veteran with a wealth of experience inside the Octagon, Benoît Saint Denis' grappling prowess and recent string of impressive victories give him the edge in this matchup. Saint Denis' ability to dictate the pace of the fight and control the action on the ground will be key to his success. Expect Saint Denis to utilize his superior grappling skills to neutralize Poirier's striking and secure a submission victory, cementing his status as a rising star in the lightweight division.

 

Pick: Benoit Saint Denis ML -170

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