Venue: T-Mobile Arena, City: Paradise, Nevada, United States, Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on July 10, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
A lightweight trilogy between former interim UFC Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier and former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor will headline the event.
The pairing has previously met twice before: their first fight was a featherweight bout that happened in September 2014 at UFC 178, where McGregor won by first-round technical knockout. They then ascended to lightweight for an eventual rematch in January 2021 at UFC 257, where Poirier prevailed via second-round knockout.
A middleweight bout between former KSW Welterweight Champion Dricus du Plessis and Trevin Giles was scheduled to take place at UFC on ESPN: Brunson vs. Holland, but du Plessis was pulled from the event due to visa issues which restricted his travel. The pairing has been rescheduled and is expected to take place at this event.
The UFC has released the poster for the highly anticipated third meeting between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
The series is tied at one win apiece for both lightweight combatants with Poirier carrying the momentum of the most recent win earlier this year. In their first meeting, McGregor stopped Poirier in under two minutes at UFC 178 in September 2014.
The rematch would take place over six years later in the main event of January’s UFC 257 event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi where Poirier extracted his revenge on the former two-division world champion via second-round TKO. The win did more than enough to earn “The Diamond” at shot at the lightweight title, but Poirier opted to close the book on his rivalry with the sport’s biggest star instead.
The trilogy fight is set to headline UFC 264 on July 10. The event takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and is set to have a sold out crowd in attendance.
Official Fight Card
|Lightweight||Dustin Poirier||def.||Conor McGregor||TKO (doctor stoppage)||1||5:00|
|Welterweight||Gilbert Burns||def.||Stephen Thompson||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Tai Tuivasa||def.||Greg Hardy||KO (punches)||1||1:07|
|Catchweight (139.5 lb)||Irene Aldana||def.||Yana Kunitskaya||TKO (punches)||1||4:35|
|Bantamweight||Sean O'Malley||def.||Kris Moutinho||TKO (punches)||3||4:33|
|Preliminary card (ESPN / ESPN+)|
|Welterweight||Max Griffin||def.||Carlos Condit||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Michel Pereira||def.||Niko Price||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Ilia Topuria||def.||Ryan Hall||KO (punches)||1||4:47|
|Middleweight||Dricus du Plessis||def.||Trevin Giles||KO (punches)||2||1:41|
|Early preliminary card (ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)|
|Women’s Flyweight||Jennifer Maia||def.||Jessica Eye||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Brad Tavares||def.||Omari Akhmedov||Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Zhalgas Zhumagulov||def.||Jerome Rivera||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||2:02|
UFC 264 card and results
- Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via first-round TKO (injury)
- Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy via first-round knockout (punch)
- Irene Aldana def. Yana Kunitskaya via first-round TKO (punches)
- Sean O'Malley def. Kris Moutinho via third-round TKO (punches)
- Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Michel Pereira def. Niko Price via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Hall via first-round knockout (punches)
- Dricus Du Plessis def. Trevin Giles via second-round knockout (punch)
- Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera via first-round submission (standing guillotine choke)
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.