It’s officially fight week as MMA fans across the world prepare to watch Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier battle for the third time.
The trilogy showdown will take place at UFC 264 this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.
It will mark the first time that there’s been a full crowd in attendance for a Vegas event since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, so you can bet there’s going to be an electric atmosphere in Sin City.
Today, we’re going to run through all of the essential information heading into this titanic lightweight clash.
Who is on the undercard?
The co-main event of the evening is a potential number one contender fight as former title challengers Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson meet for the first time. It’s a traditional jiu-jitsu vs karate style match-up as Burns attempts to bounce back from his Usman defeat, whereas “Wonderboy” wants one more shot at winning the gold after failing twice previously.
Former NFL sensation Greg Hardy also returns for a heavyweight barnburner against Tai Tuivasa, with the other main attractions being the return of “Suga” Sean O’Malley on the main card and veteran Carlos Condit on the prelims.
What are the bookies’ odds?
The bookmakers may have favoured McGregor when the pair had their second collision at UFC 257 in January, but the tables have very much turned in anticipation of this rubber match. With bet365, as well as the majority of other bookies, Dustin Poirier is the 4/5 favourite to walk away with his second consecutive win over the Irishman.
On the flip side, McGregor is a pretty narrow underdog at 1/1 with fans and pundits alike recognising the power he has the change a fight in the blink of an eye.
What time will the fight start?
The early prelims are expected to start at around 11.15pm GMT on UFC Fight Pass before the transition is made to BT Sport Box Office at 1am for the prelims. The main card will then commence at around 3am with the expected start time of Poirier vs McGregor III being between 5am and 6am.
How much will it cost?
Any UFC fans out there wanting to watch this fight will need to pay £19.95 for the privilege on BT Sport Box Office.
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