Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will finally settle their storied rivalry.
The two will meet in the octagon for the main event of UFC 264 on July 10, with the lightweight bout headlining the pay-per-view card in front of a full crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor looks to secure his first victory at lightweight since defeating Eddie Alvarez to become a two-division champion at UFC 205 nearly five years ago, while Poirier aims for his third straight win after losing to former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
In their first fight at UFC 178 in September of 2014, McGregor took care of Poirier swiftly with a first-round TKO victory in less than two minutes. Earlier this year, Poirier came out victorious by utilizing calf kicks to set up a second-round TKO victory over McGregor at UFC 257.
McGregor claimed that inactivity led to the loss in January as Poirier was able to exploit his poor tactics. With a new approach and change to a more traditional karate stance, the Irishman could have a chance to defeat Poirier for a second time.
Poirier knows that McGregor's focus will be on checking the kicks that hampered him in the second fight. Despite a recent tweet from McGregor discouraging takedown attempts, expect Poirier to use his grappling and cardio to wear down McGregor early and take advantage as the fight goes into the later rounds.
Our partner PointsBet currently has McGregor listed as an underdog to Poirier heading into Saturday night. It is the first time McGregor has not been the betting favorite since he fought Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship at UFC 229 in October of 2018.
Here is everything you need to know about UFC 264:
UFC 264 main card odds
- Dustin Poirier (-139) vs. Conor McGregor (+108), lightweight
- Stephen Thompson (-160) vs. Gilbert Burns (+128), welterweight
- Tai Tuivasa (-135) vs. Greg Hardy (+108), heavyweight
- Irene Aldana (-112) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (-112), women’s bantamweight
- Sean O’Malley (-1000) vs. Kris Moutinho (+575), bantamweight
McGregor vs. Poirier III odds
- McGregor by KO/TKO: +150
- Poirier by KO/TKO: +200
- Poirier by DEC: +550
- Poirier by SUB: +600
- McGregor by DEC: +850
- McGregor by SUB: +2200
- Draw: +6600
How to watch UFC 264
- Date: July 10
- Location: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.