LAS VEGAS — It is time to lastly settle the rating.
After splitting two fights over the course of seven years, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will put an finish to their rivalry in the primary occasion of UFC 264 on Saturday.
McGregor received the primary combat by knockout at UFC 178 in 2014, when the 2 have been featherweights. The outcome would function a precursor to his ascent to superstardom. The fighters would proceed their respective careers on completely completely different paths. McGregor grew to become the primary UFC fighter to carry world titles in two completely different weight courses whereas changing into the largest star in fight sports activities. Poirier’s route was for much longer; the Louisiana product moved to light-weight and defeated the likes of Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. He additionally captured the interim 155-pound championship.
Poirier and McGregor each misplaced to Khabib Nurmagomedov after which crossed paths once more at UFC 257 in January. This time, Poirier secured the win with a second-round knockout.
Slightly than go after the light-weight title, Poirier determined that there wanted to be a trilogy with McGregor and the UFC booked it for T-Cellular Enviornment. The cardboard will mark the game’s first full-capacity present in Las Vegas since March 2020, earlier than COVID-19 shut down reside occasions.
The rubber match is ready to be the largest occasion of the 12 months for the UFC. Who will get the job accomplished?
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3 reside updates, highlights from UFC 264
8:40 p.m.: Up subsequent is the return of Ryan Corridor. It has been almost 2 years to the day that Corridor final fought however he is again and going through Ilia Topuria. Acknowledged as one of the vital harmful grapplers within the UFC, can Corridor put concern within the featherweight division together with his efficiency tonight?
8:24 p.m.: And we have now a end as du Plessis finishes off Giles with a brutal proper hand coming off the cage. Giles hit the canvas onerous as du Plessis adopted him with a few punches that completed the job. Final 12 months, du Plessis was in Vegas as a fan watching McGregor-Poirier. Now he is combating on a McGregor card and will get a 2nd spherical KO. Spectacular.
8:11 p.m.: We’re reside from Las Vegas with the prelims. The environment for Las Vegas’ first UFC card again at T-Cellular Enviornment in over a 12 months is insane and can certainly ramp up earlier than the top of the evening. A strong UFC Battle Cross card has simply wrapped and we’re kicking off with Trevin Giles taking up Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight bout.
McGregor vs. Poirier 3 begin time
- Early prelims: 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT
- Prelims: 8 pm ET | 5 pm PT
- PPV important card: 10 pm ET | 7 pm PT
- McGregor vs. Poirier 3: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.) | 9:15 p.m. PT (approx.)
UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 takes place on July 10. Early prelims kick off the occasion at 6:15 p.m. ET; the pay-per-view important card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Poirier and McGregor ought to enter the Octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET, relying on the size of the undercard bouts.
How you can watch McGregor vs. Poirier 3 on PPV
- Early prelims: ESPN / ESPN +
- Prelims: ESPN / ESPN +
- Major card: ESPN+ (pay-per-view)
The principle card for UFC 264 is obtainable within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view value. That portion of the occasion begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights are viewable reside on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, UFC Battle Cross.
In Canada, the primary card pay-per-view is obtainable on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Battle Cross.
UFC 264 combat card
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor; lightweights
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson; welterweights
- Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa; heavyweights
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya; girls’s bantamweights
- Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka; bantamweights
- Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin; welterweights
- Niko Value vs. Michael Pereira Lima; welterweights
- Ryan Corridor vs. Ilia Topuria; featherweights
- Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles through 2nd spherical KO (punches) (1:41)
Battle Cross prelims
- Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye through unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28)
- Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov through cut up determination (29-28, 29-28 & 28-29)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera through 1st-round submission (guillotine) (2:02).