The UFC 264 Live Stream fight card is headlined by the anticipated trilogy match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
The Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor trilogy bout happens this Saturday at UFC 264 and it’s a fight that has left many fighters and experts divided.
Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of their lightweight main event bout at UFC 257 in January in what proved to be a stunning upset. “The Diamond” entered that fight as a sizable +250 underdog and odds for Poirier to win by KO/TKO were as high as +705 at some bookmakers.
|Event Name:||UFC 264|
|Date:||10 July 2021|
|Where:||T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas|
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The result was unexpected as many believed that McGregor’s boxing ability would allow him to control striking exchanges at close distance but that simply wasn’t the case as Poirier destroyed McGregor’s lead leg with damaging calf kicks before outworking him with punches, as well.
But what do fighters think will happen this time at UFC 264? James Lynch and Helen Yee asked UFC fighters for their Poirier vs. McGregor predictions before the trilogy fight happens on July 10.
When is UFC 264: Poirier vs McGregor 3?
The event is to be shown exclusively live at 1 am (3 am the main card) overnight on Saturday 10 July on BT Sport Box Office HD and across our digital platforms.
We have also made the prelims (1 am-3 am on BT Sport 2 HD) available for subscribers to watch on btsport.com and the BT Sport app.
How to watch Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Poirier vs. McGregor 3 is the main event of the UFC 264 PPV this Saturday night. The only way to watch the fight live in the United States is via ESPN+.
Existing ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 264 PPV for $69.99.
New ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 264 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99.
The UFC 264 & ESPN+ Bundle includes one-year access to ESPN+ (normally $59.99), representing a huge saving for new subscribers. ESPN+ hosts all UFC Fight Night events, the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, and a wide range of other sports and original shows.
Poirier vs McGregor 3 preview and predictions
The legacy of both fighters is at stake here in this third and one presumes the final fight between the two, with many pundits tipping it to be the best fight of the trilogy. With both fighters having been beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov in the past, neither fighter will want to have a deciding defeat in this trilogy bout as another black mark on their record.
While Poirier undoubtedly has the lesser profile of the two fighters, the Louisiana-born star is nevertheless ranked as the no.1 contender in the Lightweight division and boasts a 27-6 record. McGregor meanwhile sits at no.6 in the rankings with a 22-5 record, and, perhaps significantly, hasn’t won inside the octagon since January last year.
With the stakes high in a potential career-defining fight, we expect a cagey start resulting in a fight that’s likely to go three rounds. This could in turn suit Poirier, who has regularly marked himself out as one of the UFC’s most resilient performers.
Poirier vs McGregor 3: before the fight
Let’s not mince words – It’s 1-1 to both fighters.
There may be no belt on the line in this upcoming bout, but there’s something more substantial on the fight card for both men than just championship gold – legacy.
Both men are knockout experts in the Octagon, a fact that’s been proven time and time again – not only against each other but in their ascent through the mid-card and up to main event status from within the UFC. Not to say that either fighter is a slouch when it comes to their technical abilities, though they do differ significantly despite their striking prowess.
As it’s clear from watching either man fight, it’s not just their boxing that gives them an edge in the competition. McGregor is known to utilize Tae Kwon Do and Capoeira kicks to keep his opponents guessing.
Is McGregor’s rematch with Poirier his only chance?
Of course, any battle involving McGregor – undeniably the biggest MMA star in the world – would be huge news. But there is particular excitement surrounding this rematch with Poirier, in part because their history dates back almost seven years, and in part because there are questions about McGregor’s potential as a boxer. To be honest, McGregor has fueled the questions – back in June 2020, he sensationally tweeted that he was withdrawing from the war. “The game simply does not excite me,” McGregor said in an interview. “All this standing about. There isn’t much going on. I’m looking through opponent choices, and there aren’t many of them right now. Nothing excites me.”
McGregor came out of “retirement” to tackle Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January 2021, and it was not a happy trip to the Octagon. In the second round, the Louisiana resident clobbered the Irish superstar, cleverly unbalancing him by hitting his legs before scoring a tactical knockout with a series of punches that left the Notorious shocked.
“I’m gutted, it’s a difficult one to swallow,” McGregor said. “I looked better than him, but his leg kicks were excellent. I didn’t alter. My leg was heavily damaged, I’d never seen those low calf kicks, and I wasn’t as relaxed as I wanted to be.”
UFC 264 Fighter Predictions: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 pros pick trilogy winner
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will step into the octagon together for the third time when they meet at UFC 264 on July 10 in the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena.
To watch all the action, those in the Middle East will be able to stream the event on Starzplay Arabia and UFC Arabia early on July 11 UAE time, with the preliminary fights kicking off at 2:15 AM GST and the main event starting at 6:00 AM GST.
You can watch UFC 264 on Starzplay for AED 40 per month after a seven-day free trial with an additional AED 18.99 per month to subscribe to UFC. Or you can subscribe to UFC Arabia standalone, and watch on either your laptop, tablet, Chromecast, or any device you choose.
UFC Arabia’s monthly subscription is AED 18.99 per month on its own, and their annual subscription costs AED 189.99 per year which saves you AED 37.89 in the long run.
Both UFC Arabia subscriptions will let you watch all the main card fights as well as UFC Fight night events. You can even go back and re-watch past events and historic highlights.