Ahead of UFC 264, relive Dustin Poirier’s epic TKO win against Conor McGregor that set up the inevitable trilogy bout that takes place July 10.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will headline UFC 264, the UFC’s first Las Vegas event with a crowd since the onset of the pandemic began. Both men have a rich history against one another that dates back to September 2014. Once McGregor stopped Poirier, his stardom rose arguably rose faster than any fighter the MMA world had seen to that point.
Poirier, on the other hand, had a slower rise to the top of the lightweight division before it finally culminated with a loss at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov in a championship bout that was one to remember.
Both men finally met to kickoff 2021 with a bang, as Poirier and McGregor rematched on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, which headlined UFC 257. Poirier and McGregor went to war before Poirier caught the former featherweight champion past the halfway point of round two, finishing him with strikes on the ground and re-solidifying his place as one of the sport’s best-uncrowned champions.
As for McGregor, the loss was his first since a neck-crank defeat against Nurmagomedov that topped the bill at the now-infamous UFC 229 event.
Watch Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor free online
Fans can now watch or re-watch Poirier’s TKO victory against McGregor for a limited time, as part of the UFC’s Free Fight series on YouTube. The blockbuster pay-per-view event is less than three weeks away, and with the world slowly beginning to return to a sense of normalcy, so are the high-profile fights.
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor betting odds
With any major fight, it always includes high-stakes action at the sportsbooks. It’s no surprise that Poirier-McGregor 3 is being treated any differently. As of this writing, the odds are a pick’em either way, though things could shift as the fight draws closer.
Regardless, the world awaits in anticipation of one of the biggest fights of the year, as the countdown rolls on.