Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Air time and how to live stream UFC 264 fight
Considering the extra heat thanks to all the Twitter drama between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirer, it would be safe to say that the odds are 50/50 in the upcoming fight
Fans are counting off the days left for the Ultimate Fighting Championship 264 featuring a rematch between the UFC's biggest star Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. Just a few weeks away now, McGregor and Poirier would face each other for the third time in the much-awaited match. McGregor defeated Poirier at Featherweight back in 2014 and Poirier returned the favour earlier this year at UFC 267. Both fighters are looking to settle scores this time around. The winner will have a lead over the other.
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier face each other in the main event of UFC 264 on July 10. The lightweight bout tops the latest PPV card from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and it will take place in front of a large crowd. Much has changed following McGregor and Poirer first match back in 2014.
While McGregor became a two-division champion, retiring and 'un-retiring' from the sport multiple times, Poirier became known as one of the greatest lightweight champions in UFC history.
The million-dollar question at the moment is 'who's gonna win this time'? Considering the extra heat after all the Twitter drama between McGregor and Poirer, it would be safe to say that the odds are 50/50 in the upcoming fight. The Twitter drama just gives this fight a personal angle since McGregor had promised he would make a $500,000 donation to Poirier's Good Fight Foundation. When the promised donation was delayed, Poirier took to Twitter that kicked off the back-and-forth war of words between the two.
The main card of UFC 264 will start at 10 PM EDT (7 PM PDT) on July 10, the prelims will start at 8 PM EDT (5 PM PDT) and the early prelims will start at 6.15 PM EDT (3.15 PM PDT).
How to live stream?
UFC has partnered with ESPN. To stream the bouts, you'll need to have the UFC's app or access to ESPN+. To watch on UFC's app, you need to get a UFC Fight Pass subscription, which costs $9.99 per month or $95.99 per year. Alternatively, you can subscribe to ESPN+, which costs $5.99 per month, or $49.99 annually. Unfortunately, not all UFC fights are available on ESPN+ with the subscription. You'll have to pay an extra $69.99 to access the fight on pay-per-view via the service.
Odds and favorites
Opinions on Twitter are swinging in favor of McGregor with fans predicting a 'clean KO' win against Poirer. One fan commented, "While the lines are still relatively close I encourage everyone to bet the house on Conor Mcgregor-113 to defeat Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout. I’m predicting a clean KO."
Another wrote, "@TheNotoriousMMA is going to destroy Dustin Poirier," while a third one predicted, "On July 10th,@TheNotoriousMMA will knock out Dustin Poirier in round 1. Mark my words… #UFC263."
While the lines are still relatively close— Malik Wright (@Wrightreportt) June 15, 2021
I encourage everyone to bet the house on Conor Mcgregor-113 to defeat Dustin Poirier in their trilogy bout .
I’m predicting a clean KO
However, some fans seemed to think that Dustin is hugely 'underrated' and might surprise them. One fan commented, "Rly think Dustin is getting severely undervalued here and probably think the line ends up moving in favour of Dustin Dustin is way better than he was at featherweight when they first fought all those years ago."
One fan said, "I’ve had a hard time deciding my prediction for July 10th but I’ve come to my senses. Dustin Poirier will finish Conor McGregor via 4th round submission." Another wrote, "I’m going to hate the build up to Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3, I just hope Dustin closes the rivalry with a win."
Rly think Dustin is getting severely undervalued here and probably think the line ends up moving in favor of Dustin— Jake Sirkus (@JakeSirkus) June 15, 2021
Dustin is way better than he was at featherweight when they first fought all those years ago
I’ve had a hard time deciding my prediction for July 10th but I’ve come to my senses. Dustin Poirier will finish Conor McGregor via 4th round submission.— 🦍tarren dill🦍🇵🇷🇺🇸 (@tarrendill3) June 18, 2021
I’m going to hate the build up to Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3, I just hope Dustin closes the rivalry with a win.— Carl 🦩 (@deadeditors_) June 13, 2021