Poirier vs McGregor 3 – UFC 264 LIVE: Build-up, updates and result

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 LIVE: The Notorious desperately needs to bounce back in Las Vegas following his defeat on Fight Island… so, will it be a case of revenge or repeat against American rival at UFC 264?

  • Conor McGregor takes on lightweight rival Dustin Poirier at around 5am BST  
  • Poirier shocked the world with a stunning KO win over McGregor in January 
  • UK viewers can watch the fight live on BT Sport Box Office for £19.95
  • US audiences will be able to views live and exclusively on ESPN+ 
  • Latest UFC news, including build-up, schedule and results 

Conor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier in their highly-anticipated trilogy grudge match at UFC 264 in the early hours of Sunday morning.

McGregor will hope it is a case of revenge, not repeat, in Las Vegas, after Poirier pulled off a shock upset with a stunning KO win over the former two-weight world champion in January.

The Irishman has vowed to finish his American rival early, with fans and pundits torn over the outcome of this 155-pound contest, with the stakes at an all-time high for McGregor who has won just one of his last three fights.  

Follow Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS for live UFC 264 coverage of Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor, including build-up, updates and result.  

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McGregor has vowed to make the necessary adjustments ahead of tonight’s fight, and Poirier’s coaching team are fully convinced that the Irishman will be better prepared for the Diamond in a few short hours.


If you think your eyes are playing tricks on you, here is photographic evidence that Michel Pereira did in fact execute a backflip in the middle of a fight!

He’s just taken the fight by decision, extending his good run of form to three wins. 

Eagle eyes fans spotted a red mark on McGregor’s left elbow during a cycle in California last week, stirring fears that the Irishman has contracted staph infection, which is pretty common among MMA fighters.

However, he has insisted the mark is the result of ‘vicious elbows’ landed in training.


Well that’s something I’ve never seen happen in the Octagon before.

Michel Pereira has just backflipped into full mount during his fight with Niko Price.

Yes, you read that right, a backflip! Check it out below.

A win for the Irishman would set up a title fight against the Brazilian, which would most certainly be his highest pay day to date.

The former interim lightweight champion enters UFC 264 in buoyant mood following his stunning KO victory over McGregor on Fight Island, but he doesn’t want a smooth-sailing fight this time around.

Poirier insisted that he is hoping for a gruesome battle with the Irishman at the T-Mobile Arena tonight.


Just a couple of fights to go before the main card gets going in Vegas. We’ve been treated to some decent action so far, including a barnstormer between Jessica Eye and Jennifer Maia, with the American left badly bloodied thanks to a nasty gash on her forehead.

That will take a little while to heal!

Results so far:

Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Hall by TKO @ R1

Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles by TKO @ R2

Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye by decision

Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov by decision

Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera by submission @ R1

For the most part, Las Vegas has been a happy hunting ground for Conor McGregor.

The Notorious wowed Dana White as an ambitious, but unproven, youngster, in Sin City and has taken the ‘entertainment capital’ by storm ever since his first appearance in the Nevada desert.


One win in three UFC fights spells a sorry story for McGregor, who was riled at Thursday’s press conference when informed that he has a sole victory to his name since Barack Obama was in office.

A win could propel McGregor into a title showdown with Charles Oliveira, but a defeat could leave him looking into the abyss.


Charles Oliveira will be keeping a close eye on proceedings this evening, with the victor set to be his first title challenger later in the year. 

The undercard is in full swing, with the main card set to get underway at 3am. Here’s our rundown of the fights to look out for before the main event.


How are the nerves?

What a day we have in store. In just over 18 hours, the nation will be glued to its television sets as England bid to win their first major tournament in 55 years.

But first we’ve got UFC action ahead as Conor McGregor bids to avenge his Fight Island defeat to Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas in just three hours’ time.

It could be make or break for McGregor in what promises to be a thriller in Sin City. Stick with us as we provide build up to the main event at UFC 264, set to get under way at 5am BST.

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