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UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3

UFC 264
  • Saturday 07.10.2021 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: T-Mobile Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $15,759,800
  • Attendance: 20,062
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 1,800,000 | TV Ratings: 1.6M avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy   |   $75,000 bonus to Tuivasa
  • Fight of the Night
    Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles   |   $75,000 bonus to Du Plessis

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    Poirier vs. McGregor III (12)O'Malley vs. Moutinho (8)Maia vs. Eye (3)
  • Marc Goddard
    Burns vs. Thompson (11)Griffin vs. Condit (7)Akhmedov vs. Tavares (2)
  • Mark Smith
    Tuivasa vs. Hardy (10)Price vs. Pereira (6)
  • Jason Herzog
    Aldana vs. Kunitskaya (9)Hall vs. Topuria (5)
  • Chris Tognoni
    Du Plessis vs. Giles (4)Zhumagulov vs. Rivera (1)

Event Discussion

CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook

07.14.2021 | 5:19 AM ET


The only thing that impacted the result of the fight was Conor's cheating...yet again. Just like the 2nd round against Khabib, we can make an argument that had Conor not been allowed to get away with blatant cheating then he would have been finished by both Khabib and Dustin in those fights.


Also that Instagram clip has been reposted everywhere. I don't see where the shin hits the elbow at all, he hits the forearm...and I've never heard nor seen anyone break someones shin blocking with their forearm...I have heard it the other way around tho...
rappinpapsoda
rappinpapsoda

07.14.2021 | 6:59 PM ET

CheckLeftHook,

You are right that his cheating did make Dustin stand up.  That, in turn, made him fall back on his injured leg.  Even if Dustin didn't stand up, Conor was going to get taken down again in the 2nd and finished.
CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook

07.15.2021 | 12:22 AM ET

I just think he would have been finished there on the ground in the 1st. Conor cracked Dustin with a good upkick but Dustin dove right into his guard and dropped nasty elbows down. Only reason he couldn't get better posture and stack to land bombs is Conor holding the gloves while kicking both legs into his face. You can see Conor went ALL IN for both of those guillotine attempts, his arms would have been jell-o the rest of the fight.

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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.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will finally settle their rivalry when they clash in the main event of UFC 264 on July 10. The lightweight bout tops the latest PPV card from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which will take place in front of a full capacity crowd.
Poirier and McGregor first fought at featherweight at UFC 178 in September 2014. McGregor made quick work of Poirier on that night, scoring a TKO win in less than two minutes. Much changed over the following years, with McGregor becoming a two-division champion while retiring and unretiring from the sport multiple times as Poirier matured into one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history.
UFC 264 fight card, odds
Conor McGregor -115 vs. Dustin Poirier -105, lightweight Stephen Thompson -170 vs. Gilbert Burns +145, welterweight Tai Tuivasa -135 vs. Greg Hardy +115, heavyweight Irene Aldana -120 vs. Yana Kunitskaya +100, women's bantamweight Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho, bantamweight Max Griffin -190 vs. Carlos Condit +160, welterweight Michel Pereira -160 vs. Niko Price +135, welterweight Trevin Giles -110 vs. Dricus Du Plessis -110, middleweight Ilia Topuria -240 vs. Ryan Hall +200, featherweight Jennifer Maia -195 vs. Jessica Eye +165, women's flyweight Brad Tavares -165 vs. Omari Akhmedov +140, middleweight Zhalgas Zhumaglov -360 vs. Jerome Rivera +280, flyweight Alen Amedovski -150 vs. Hu Yaozong +125, middleweight
UFC 264 info
Date: July 10 Location: T-Mobile Arena -- Las Vegas Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

Last updated 07.03.2021, 4:01 PM ET
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