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Dustin Poirier Faces Newcomer Max Holloway at UFC 143

Bantamweight contender Dustin Poirier will face undefeated newcomer Max Holloway at UFC 143 on February 3 in Las Vegas, according to MMA Weekly.

Poirier (11-1), who was previously slated to face Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas at the Super Bowl weekend event, has won four-straight since suffering his first career loss in the WEC, including UFC wins over Josh Grispi, Jason Young, and Pablo Garza. The 20-year-old Holloway (4-0) is a perfect 4-0, with three of his wins coming by decision.

UFC 143 is headlined by an interim welterweight title fight between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz and also includesJosh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce and Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum.

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