On To the Next One: What’s next for Islam Makhachev, Dustin Poirier after UFC 302?

Islam Makhachev is still the UFC lightweight champion following a gritty fifth-round submission of Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302. While it seems pretty cut and dry who Makhachev will defend his title against next, does Poirier continue on with his fighting career after falling short in his third opportunity at undisputed gold?

On an all-new edition of On To the Next One, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and Alexander K. Lee discuss what’s next for Makhachev and Poirier following their lightweight championship bout. Additionally, future matchups are discussed for Sean Strickland following his decision win over Paulo Costa in the co-main event, Kevin Holland following his nasty armbar submission victory in his middleweight return, along with fellow main card winners Niko Price and Randy Brown.

Watch the UFC 302 edition of On To the Next One in the video above. Audio-only versions of the podcast can be found below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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