Looking for Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor UFC 264 tips? Our UFC expert previews the main event and gives his predictions, tips and preview.
Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor complete the trilogy when they meet in the main event of UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 11.
Both men have one victory each as the third bout will determine which MMA fighter gains bragging rights over his opponent.
Read on for Poirier vs McGregor tips for the Lightweight bout main event of UFC 264.
Dustin Poirier Last 5 Fights 🥊
|January 24, 2021
|June 27, 2020
|September 7, 2019
|Submission (rear-naked choke)
|April 13, 2019
|July 28, 2018
Conor McGregor Last 5 Fights 🥊
|January 24, 2021
|January 18, 2020
|TKO (head kick and punches)
|October 6, 2018
|Submission (neck crank)
|November 12, 2016
|August 20, 2016
Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor Tips, Predictions & Preview
Conor McGregor was the better fighter back at UFC 178 as he knocked out Dustin Poirier with punches less than two minutes into the first round. That fight was back in 2014.
Less than 12 months later, McGregor would win the interim UFC Featherweight Championship over Chad Mendes and he would unify the belt when he knocked out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds.
McGregor would go on to become a two-division champion when he captured the UFC Lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez. McGregor would then be stripped of the belt due to inactivity and at his return in 2018, he would submit to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Returning in 2020, McGregor stopped Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone inside 40 seconds before the January 2021 and second meeting with Poirier would take place.
“The Diamond” had improved significantly since his 2014 defeat to McGregor, racking up wins over Justin Gaethje, Alvarez, Max Holloway and Dan Hooker. He would lose to Khabib in September 2019 but apart from that, Poirier had won 10 of 13 fights, including one no-contest against Alvarez.
In their rematch, McGregor took the first round against Poirier with all three judges scoring it 10-9. The tide would turn quickly in round two as Poirier landed a combination of punches that dropped McGregor with referee Herb Dean quickly waving the fight off; the result was a TKO win for Poirier.
Expectations are high for the trilogy and there is no reason why both men will not deliver an entertaining bout. Each man has knocked out the other and it seems likely that the third fight will end in a knockout also.
The winner of this fight could find themselves in a title fight against current UFC Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira.
While McGregor has fought sparingly over the past four years, Poirier’s activity has been high. He will enter the Octagon full of confidence after his TKO win over Conor at UFC 257. He should be able to put McGregor back in his place once again as he continues his ascendancy towards capturing the UFC Lightweight Championship.