Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are set to face off as soon as once more with their trilogy conflict arising this weekend.
Following on from McGregor’s win over Poirier in September 2014, ‘The Diamond’ bought his revenge earlier this yr in beautiful fashion.
Poirier destroyed McGregor with fierce leg kicks and punches to win their rematch and arrange a massively intriguing third bout.
The battle would be the headline bout to UFC 264 however there had been some confusion over it following a shocking expletive-laden rant on social media from McGregor to his rival.
However UFC chief Dana White has since confirmed it’ll go forward and right here’s every little thing it is advisable to know concerning the battle…
McGregor v Poirier 3: Date and begin time
The primary occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, July 10 and can happen on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The early prelims will get beneath method from 1am on Sunday morning within the UK.
UK followers can then count on the headline battle to begin at round 5am.
McGregor v Poirier 3: TV and reside stream
UFC 264 shall be a pay-per-view occasion within the UK and shall be proven on BT Sport Field Workplace.
The value of the occasion is £19.95 with repeats displaying all through the weekend.
Protection of the UFC 264 prelims shall be proven on BT Sport 2 from 1am earlier than the PPV motion begins at 3am on BT Sport Field Workplace.
McGregor v Poirier 3: Battle card
Topic to vary
- MAIN EVENT: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, Light-weight
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson, Welterweight
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy, Heavyweight
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya, Ladies’s Bantamweight
- Sean O’Malley vs. Louis Smolka, Bantamweight
- Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin, Welterweight
- Michel Pereira vs. Niko Value, Welterweight
- Ryan Corridor vs. Ilia Topuria, Featherweight
- Dricus du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles, Middleweight
- Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia, Ladies’s Flyweight
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares, Middleweight
- Jerome Rivera vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov, Flyweight
- Alen Amedovski vs. Hu Yaozong, Middleweight
McGregor v Poirier 3: What has been mentioned?
Dana White confirmed the battle date in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, April 14.
He mentioned: “I’m so comfortable to lastly have the ability to say: Vegas is again.
“This summer time, Las Vegas is again open for enterprise, and on July 10, UFC 264 shall be on the T-Cellular Area at 100-per-cent capability. Women and gentleman, that’s 20,000 followers.
“And this card shall be headlined by the third battle between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.”
Previous to White’s announcement, the battle had been plunged into doubt following a rant from McGregor.
‘The Infamous’ took to social media to hit again at Poirier’s latest claims that the Irishman hadn’t delivered on his vow to donate $500,000 to his charitable organisation – the Good Battle Basis.
He tweeted: “You’re ripped you inbred hillbilly. Why do you wink along with your ears? You f****** mind lifeless hillbilly. $500ok with no plan in place. Ye dangle tight. Idiot.
“You should be new to cash. The battle is off btw. I’m going to battle another person on the 10th. Good luck in your outdated contract child.”
Poirier cheekily responded to McGregor on Twitter merely with the phrase ‘okay’ together with a GIF of the second he knocked out his light-weight rival in January.
McGregor responded to that with a gif of his personal accompanied with the message ‘goodbye pea’, reminding Poirier of the defeat he suffered when the pair first met within the octagon in September 2014.
Responding on to Poirier’s tweet a day earlier about their donation dispute, McGregor then added: “My staff does their due diligence to verify each donation meets the mark. My generosity is understood.
“Good luck once you’re caught. You’re f*****.
“You’ll pay along with your mind for this try at smearing my identify. Taking pictures ass shelling ass b****. Little b**** kicks from a shell.”