Wednesday, January 26

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3 Live Fight Updates, Results, UFC 264 Highlights

LAS VEGAS – It’s time to finally settle the score.

After splitting two fights over the course of seven years, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will end their rivalry in the main event of UFC 264 on Saturday.

MORE: Sign up to watch the UFC 264 PPV, exclusively on ESPN +

McGregor won the first fight by knockout at UFC 178 in 2014, when the two were featherweights. The result would serve as a precursor to his rise to stardom. The wrestlers would continue their respective careers on totally different paths. McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold world titles in two different weight classes while simultaneously becoming the biggest star in combat sports. Poirier’s route was much longer; the Louisiana product moved to lightweight and defeated the likes of Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. He also captured the interim 155-pound championship.

Poirier and McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov and then crossed paths again at UFC 257 in January. This time, Poirier secured victory with a second round knockout.

Rather than chase the lightweight title, Poirier decided there had to be a trilogy with McGregor and the UFC booked it for T-Mobile Arena. The undercard will mark the sport’s first full-capacity show in Las Vegas since March 2020, before COVID-19 closed live events.

The rubber match will become the biggest event of the year for the UFC. Who will do the work?

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3 Live Updates, UFC 264 Highlights

11:07 pm: The greats are next when former NFL Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy returns to the Octagon for a takedown with Tai Tuivasa. Both have promised to endure an explosion so that someone must fall.

Irene Aldana brutalizes Yana Kunitskaya by TKO in the 1st round

11:03 pm: Aldana put on a great performance and secured a first-round finish. It all started with a bomb from a left hook that dropped Kunitskaya. From there, Aldana was in full pursuit of the finale and beat Kunitskaya until the stoppage was won. Fantastic performance and puts her back on the hunt for the title.

10:48 pmNext up is Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya in the women’s bantamweight fight. Aldana arrived 3.5 pounds overweight and will have to lose 30% of her fighting bag.

Sean O’Malley dissects Kris Moutinho with 3rd round TKO

10:40 pm: And there is the end. O’Malley landed with alarming frequency until referee Herb Dean had seen enough and stopped the fight. The crowd here didn’t like the ending as Moutinho continued to fight despite eating an incredible amount of punches. However, O’Malley adds another win to his record and he could certainly be in line for some great fights in the near future.

10:34 pm: Well, O’Malley didn’t make the second-round finish he predicted, but he has been stellar with a surgical performance. We turn to the third.

10:27 pm: Talk about a beautiful display of stunners! O’Malley hit Moutinho with everything but the kitchen sink in the first round and showed why he will almost certainly be a superstar in the sport. Entering the second round and this is where he predicted an end that will go viral. Will it succeed?

10:13 pm: And we are live! Sean O’Malley is perhaps the next big thing in MMA and will be in a prime spot when he opens the pay-per-view against rookie Kris Moutinho.

9:58 pm: Well, Carlos Condit was sporting every one of 38 tonight as Griffin was stronger, cooler, and faster throughout the fight. Griffin made a unanimous decision, while Condit might have to consider his future as a mixed martial artist.

9:38 pm: The final preliminary before the main card is underway as 38-year-old Carlos Condit looks to take his winning streak to three against Max Griffin.

9:25 pm: What was expected to be a great fight lived up to expectations as Price and Pereira gave us an entertaining 15 minutes of action. Price never gave up and Pereira’s creativity was on full display. But it would be Pereira who would make the unanimous decision with scores of 29-28 across the board.

9:12 pm: You don’t see this every day. Pereira has just done a backflip and lands in full saddle. The fight almost ended with an American, but Price escaped and closed the round by throwing some hard punches as the fight got back on its feet.

9:05 pmNext we have what should be a fight between Niko Price and Michel Pereira.

8:45 pm: And Ryan Hall has finished. Hall spammed the Imanari roll throughout the fight. Eventually, Topuria found an opening, broke Hall while he was on the ground, and punched him in the head until Hall was knocked unconscious. Nobody wanted to fight Hall. Topuria did. And now look.

8:40 pm: Next is the return of Ryan Hall. It’s been almost 2 years since the day Hall last fought, but he’s back and facing Ilia Topuria. Recognized as one of the most dangerous fighters in the UFC, can Hall put fear in the featherweight division with his performance tonight?

8:24 pm: And we have an ending when du Plessis finishes Giles with a brutal right out of the cage. Giles hit the mat hard as du Plessis followed with a couple of shots that finished the job. Last year, du Plessis was in Las Vegas as a fan watching McGregor-Poirier. Now he’s fighting on a McGregor card and gets a KO in the second round. Impressive.

8:11 pm.: We are live from Las Vegas with the preliminaries. The atmosphere for the first UFC Las Vegas card at the T-Mobile Arena in over a year is insane and is sure to pick up before the end of the night. A solid UFC Fight Pass card just ended and we started with Trevin Giles taking on Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight fight.

McGregor vs. Poirier 3 start time

  • First preliminaries: 6 pm ET | 3 pm Pacific Time
  • Preliminaries: 8 pm ET | 5 pm Pacific Time
  • Main PPV card: 10 pm ET | 7 pm Pacific Time
  • McGregor vs. Poirier 3: 12:15 am ET (approx.) | 9:15 pm Pacific Time (approx.)

UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 will take place on July 10. Preliminary preliminaries begin the event at 6:15 pm ET; the main pay-per-view card begins at 10 pm ET. Poirier and McGregor should enter the Octagon around 12:15 am ET, depending on the duration of the undercard matches.

How to watch McGregor vs. Poirier 3 on PPV

  • First preliminaries: ESPN / ESPN +
  • Preliminaries: ESPN / ESPN +
  • Principal card: ESPN + (pay per event)

The main card for UFC 264 is available in the US on the ESPN + subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That part of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Past fights can be watched live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app, and for early preliminaries, UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available at Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV at UFC Fight Pass.

Click here to learn about the different pricing and package options with the ESPN + platform.

UFC 264 Fight Card

Principal card

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor; light weights
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson; welterweights
  • Greg Hardy vs. Tai Tuivasa; heavy weights
  • Irene Aldana def. Yana Kunitskaya by TKO in the first round (punches) (4:35)
  • Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho by third round TKO (punches) (4:33)

Preliminary card

  • Defeat Max Griffin. Carlos Condit by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28)
  • Michael Pereira def. Niko Price by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28)
  • Ilia Topuria defeat. Ryan Hall via KO in the first round (punches) 4:47
  • Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles via KO in the second round (punches) (1:41)

Fight Pass Preliminaries

  • Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28)
  • Brad Tavares defeat. Omari Akhmedov by split decision (29-28, 29-28 and 28-29)
  • Zhalgas defeats Zhumagulov. Jerome Rivera via first-round submission (guillotine) (2:02).

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