Coach “guarantees” Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint-Denis will be the “Fight of the Year”

Coach “guarantees” Dustin Poirier vs. Benoit Saint-Denis will be the “Fight of the Year”

Mike Brown, the head coach of Dustin Poirier, has high expectations for his fighter’s UFC 299 scrap against Benoit Saint-Denis.

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier is set to return to the Octagon to face Saint-Denis in a five-round co-main event fight on Saturday night in Miami. The bout will mark Poirier’s first since suffering a KO loss to Justin Gaethje last July. It’s a highly-anticipated matchup and Brown believes it will be the Fight of the Year as he’s expecting it to be a war.

“Solid camp, I think one of Dustin’s best, great shape, completely healthy and it’s time to set him free. He’s ready to go, he says he’s feeling the best he’s felt in a long time. I’m confident about Saturday night. It’s going to be another crazy one, another wild, crazy, maniac fight. Dustin doesn’t have a boring bone in his body, he comes out 25 hard minutes and doesn’t stop. Benoit Saint-Denis is the same type of fighter. I don’t anticipate it going the distance, I anticipate it to be another Fight of the Year type fight, guaranteed. It’s going to be nerve-wracking as a coach but a gem for fans,” Mike Brown said about Dustin Poirier on UFC Embedded.

Most fans believe Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis will be entertaining for as long as it lasts. Both Poirier and Saint-Denis can end the fight in an instant, which is why Brown says it will be stressful for him, but he has full confidence that ‘The Diamond’ will get his hand raised.

However, Poirier enters UFC 299 as the underdog, as he’s at +185 while Saint-Denis is a -225, as the oddsmakers are giving ‘The Diamond’ a 35.1% chance of winning the fight.

Dustin Poirier is coming off a KO loss to Justin Gaethje back in July and is 1-2 in his last three fights. Before the loss to Gaethje, he submitted Michael Chandler after being finished by Charles Oliveira in a fight for the lightweight title. In his career, Poirier is the former interim lightweight champ and holds notable wins over Conor McGregor, twice, Max Holloway, twice, Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez, and Anthony Pettis.

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