UFC 264: Conor McGregor To Fight Dustin Poirier Saturday
Conor McGregor (22-5) returns to the octagon to fight Dustin Poirier (27-6) in a highly-anticipated trilogy bout at UFC 264.
Their first meeting took place in 2014 and it resulted in McGregor defeating “The Diamond” in the first round. Earlier this January at UFC 257, it was Poirier who took the win with a second-round KO over McGregor. Now McGregor gets another opportunity to step back in the cage for a third bout against “The Diamond.”
It’s a pivotal moment in McGregor’s career because he has never lost consecutive MMA bouts. In 2016, he avenged a second-round submission defeat to Nate Diaz by defeating him five months later by majority decision. The fight also matters to the Irish fighter because a defeat will surely relegate him from the list of possible title contenders at 155 pounds.
The two will fight at UFC 264 on Saturday, July 10. The McGregor vs Poirier trilogy bout will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be in front of a full-capacity crowd featuring close to 20,000 fans. UFC 264 is the first UFC-hosted full-capacity event in Las Vegas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
The Full Fight Card will feature:
Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) vs. Jessica Eye (15-9-0)
Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1) vs. Brad Tavares (18-7-0)
Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-5-0) vs. Jerome Rivera (10-5-0)
Alen Amedovski (3-2-0) vs. Hu Yaozong (8-2-0)
Carlos Condit (32-13-0) vs. Max Griffin (17-8-0)
Niko Price (14-4-0) vs. Michel Pereira (25-11-0)
Ryan Hall (8-1-0) vs. Ilia Topuria (10-0-0)
Dricus du Plessis (15-2-0) vs. Trevin Giles (14-2-0)
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
Gilbert Burns (19-4-0) vs. Stephen Thompson (16-4-1)
Tai Tuivasa (12-3-0) vs. Greg Hardy (7-3-0)
Irene Aldana (12-6-0) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (14-5-0)
Sean O’Malley (13-1-0) vs. Kris Moutinho (9-4-0)