Two of the most standard opponents in the total UFC will meet for a third time on Saturday at UFC 264 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV). What happens subsequent will have confidence critical implications for the careers of each Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
The winner most likely gets the first shot at original UFC gentle-weight champion Charles Oliveira — some puzzled why this bout wasn’t for the gentle-weight crown in the first quandary — whereas the loser could well bound in reasonably about a directions. McGregor in dispute could well bound in reasonably about a directions, from the comfort of the UFC’s gentle-weight challengers to an exhibition match against Jake Paul.
The pair last met at UFC 257 in January, with Poirier emphatically defeating the veteran two-belt champion. Poirier enters their rematch with a 27-6-1 file, whereas McGregor holds a 22-5 put.
But that is totally one fight in a fleshy night for UFC at T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas.
When does UFC 264 originate?
The predominant card for UFC 261 is scheduled to originate up at 10 p.m. ET. Earlier than that, the early prelims will originate up at 6: 15 p.m. ET, whereas the prelims will originate up at 8 p.m. ET.
The put will UFC 264 be readily available on pay-per-peep?
As normal, the UFC 264 critical card will most likely be aired via pay-per-peep on ESPN+. This one will streak you $69.99 when you extinguish up an existing ESPN+ subscriber, in every other case it’s doubtless you’ll maybe bundle in a yearly subscription to ESPN+ for $89.98.
The early prelims for the event will most likely be readily available on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Movement, whereas the prelims will most likely be televised on ESPN and streamed thru ESPN+ (no pay-per-peep well-known).
The fleshy UFC 264 card
Here’s the fleshy critical card for UFC 264, origin with rising large name Sean O’Malley at bantamweight. A colossal fight between two veteran welterweight challengers also serves because the co-critical event.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (gentle-weight)
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson (welterweight)
Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy (heavyweight)
Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya (bantamweight)
Sean O’Malley vs vs. Kris Moutinho (bantamweight)
Who’s appreciated in UFC 264?
As of Friday evening, BetMGM has Poirier as a dinky popular at -120, whereas a wager on McGregor affords you even odds.
The pair first met the total device relieve in 2014, when McGregor’s large name was merely origin to upward push and Poirier was a longtime used in the featherweight ranks. McGregor took that bout in decisive kind, scoring a first-round TKO with a combination that anxious Poirier. Both males have confidence since moved as much as gentle-weight, with McGregor shooting each the featherweight and gentle-weight championship and Poirier an meantime gentle-weight championship.
McGregor’s roller coaster since reaching the pause of the UFC — the Khabib Nurmagomedov loss, the Floyd Mayweather exhibition match, his many ethical disorders, his profession as a whiskey pitchman — has been properly documented, whereas Poirier transformed into one in every of the promotion’s high lightweights.
That was on fleshy indicate in their 2nd bout, a 2nd-round TKO receive for Poirier:
Past the principle event, Thompson (-155), Tuivasa (-145), Aldana (-120) and O’Malley (-900) are the comfort of the favorites on the principle card. O’Malley is a heavy popular in dispute against UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho, who is replacing Louis Smolka on four days’ gaze in consequence of an undisclosed damage.
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