UFC 299 Picks - Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis Prediction

Benoit Saint Denis vs Dustin Poirier

UFC: Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 PM ET

Betting Odds: Saint Denis -255 / Poirier +170 -- Over/Under: 1.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Dustin Poirier and Benoit Saint-Denis face off on Saturday in a lightweight bout at UFC 299 at Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida. 

Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis Odds

Benoit Saint Denis is the favorite sitting at -205 while Dustin Poirier is the underdog sitting at +170. The total rounds sits at 1.5 with the over paying out at -215. 

Dustin Poirier Betting Preview

Dustin Poirier sits with a 29-8 record overall and he has lost two of his last three fights. Poirier’s last fight came against Justin Gaethje in July and it was early in the second round that he was knocked out. In November of 2022 against Michael Chandler he was able to win the fight by a rear naked choke. Poirier is averaging 5.49 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.30 significant strikes per minute. Poirier is averaging 1.36 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 36 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 63 percent of his opponent's takedown attempts. 

Benoit Saint-Denis Betting Preview

Benoit Saint-Denis comes into this fight with a 13-01 record overall and he has won five fights in a row. Saint-Denis last fight came against Matt Frevola in November of 2023 and it was early in the first round he was able to win the fight by knockout. The God of War is averaging 5.53 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 4.20 significant strikes per minute. He is averaging 4.55 takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 36 percent of his takedown attempts. He also stops 66 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. Check out all my main card fight predictions here

Dustin Poirier vs Benoit Saint-Denis Prediction 

As this fight goes on, Dustin Poirier is going to end up in trouble. Saint-Denis has proven in each of the last two fights that he has knockout power, and he’s going to dominate this fight.  Saint-Denis is going to really start landing his shots early, and as the fight goes on, Poirier is going to have no answer. Poirier is going to struggle here, and Saint-Denis will get the job done. Back Saint-Denis to win this fight by knockout. 

Shane’s Pick Benoit Saint-Denis By Knockout

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