Gold championship gloves will debut for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

The long-awaited debut of the UFC’s newest gloves is slated for UFC 302, where Islam Makhachev and Dustin Poirier will have the honor of being the inaugural fighters to enter the octagon donning these prestigious gold championship gloves.

Following UFC 300 on Saturday night, UFC president Dana White revealed that Islam Makhachev would defend his lightweight championship against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302 on June 1. This highly anticipated showdown is scheduled to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

In a press release for UFC 300, the promotion recently unveiled their newest addition to the lineup of gloves, detailing the creation process and the key distinctions between these gloves and their predecessors. These gloves will be available in various colors, but for championship fights, the color will shift from black to gold.

According to UFC, the new gloves are said to be more comfortable than their predecessors. The championship gloves will feature a subtle octagon pattern. Additionally, the UFC will feature the Road to UFC red gloves, DWCS gloves, and TUF gloves.

These golden gloves are scheduled to make their debut in Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. In anticipation of the event, Michael Chandler has graciously shared his insights on how he believes the fights will unfold.

Michael Chandler’s prediction for Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier clash

Michael Chandler predicts that Dustin Poirier will suffer his third consecutive loss in undisputed title fights at UFC 302.

Poirier, with a record of 30-8 MMA and 22-7 UFC, is set to face Islam Makhachev in a bid to fulfill his lifelong ambition. However, Chandler has a pessimistic outlook on his situation.

“Islam has the wrestling, grappling, strength, and size advantage, and I think Islam finishes him, to be honest,” he said during an Instagram Q&A session.

“It’s a title fight Islam is more versed in,” Chandler added.

Chandler has no prior fighting experience against Makhachev, but he did face a setback with a third-round submission loss to Poirier at UFC 281. The two have had their fair share of disagreements since then, but Chandler insists that his analysis is unbiased.

So, are you looking forward to Dustin Poirier and Islam Makhachev wearing golden gloves at UFC 302?

Md Mahmud Islam

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Md Mahmud Islam is a diligent and committed writer for SportsZion, specializing in UFC and Boxing. With nearly 1.5 years of experience at the company, he is dedicated to enhancing the company's performance through his meticulous and eloquent articles.


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