If fight fans are lucky, Saturday’s rubber match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 will join some of the greatest trilogy fights in UFC history. At the very least, it will give one of the fighters permanent bragging rights over the other in lieu of a championship belt.
Poirier (27-6-1, 13 KOs) enters Saturday’s bout as the No. 1 contender in the company’s lightweight division, having won six of his last seven fights. That includes his last bout, a second-round TKO victory over McGregor at UFC 257 on Jan. 21, which avenged his earlier loss to the Irishman (first-round TKO) at UFC 178 in 2014.
Meanwhile, McGregor (22-5, 19 KOs) is the No. 5 lightweight fighter under the UFC banner. He has fought only three times in the Octagon since 2018, losing both fights in the division (via submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229 and the TKO defeat to Poirier in UFC 257). The former double champion would love nothing more than to take down the top contender while avenging his previous loss.
Will McGregor exact his revenge? Or will Poirier establish himself as the clear top threat for Charles Oliveira’s lightweight title? Here’s how you can check in on their fight:
What time does UFC 264 start today?
- Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
- McGregor vs. Poirier 3: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.) / 9:15 p.m. PT (approx.)
The main card for UFC 264 is projected to start at 10 p.m. ET, with the main event taking place at roughly 12:15 a.m. ET.
What channel is UFC 264 on?
- TV channels: ESPN/ESPN+, PPV
Viewers can watch both the early preliminaries and prelims on ESPN or ESPN+, but must pay the PPV price to view the main card on ESPN+.
UFC 264 fight card
- Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye (women’s flyweights)
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares (middleweights)
- Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera (flyweights)
- Hu Yaozong vs. Alen Amedovski (middleweights)
- Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin (welterweights)
- Niko Price vs. Michael Pereira (welterweights)
- Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria (featherweights)
- Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis (middleweights)
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (lightweights)
- Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson (welterweights)
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy (heavyweights)
- Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya (women’s bantamweights)
- Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho, (bantamweights)