The main event of UFC 264’s fight card will feature one of the biggest fights of this year, as the former two-division champion ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is going to settle the score with ‘The Diamond’ Dustin Poirier in a trilogy fight. Here is the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 Prediction and Fight Preview.
UFC 264: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 Preview
Conor McGregor is one of the biggest names in UFC and since ‘The Notorious’ joined this promotion, he has taken it to new heights. McGregor was the first-ever UFC champion to hold two division titles simultaneously and is the biggest draw inside UFC.
McGregor faced Poirier for the first time at UFC 178 in the Featherweight division and he knocked him out in the very first round of the fight. The duo again faced each other after almost seven years at UFC 257 and this time Poirier knocked out McGregor in the second round of the fight.
This was the first TKO loss of Conor McGregor’s career and he’ll be entering into this fight with this loss on his back. McGregor won three out of his last five fights and he is currently ranked number 6th in the Lightweight division.
Dustin Poirier on the other hand has grown tremendously inside UFC, since his first loss against Conor McGregor. He defeated many big names in the promotion namely Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway, Dan Hooker, Eddie Alvarez, and many others.
He will be stepping into this fight with a two-fight win streak with his last win coming against McGregor himself. The confidence of Dustin Poirier is on seven skies entering into this fight and he is currently ranked on number 1st in the Lightweight division.
UFC 264: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 Prediction
Interestingly the betting odds of both the fighters Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are very close, as both of them are having betting odds of -110 right now. That means there is a very slight chance that one of them will be entering into this fight as an underdog at UFC 264.
The stakes are very high in this fight as UFC president, Dana White already made it clear that the winner of this match will be fighting for the UFC Lightweight title next against Charles Oliveira. We’re just a few nights away to witness who is going to win this trilogy and leave the Octagon with a win in his column.
Predicted Result: Conor McGregor def Dustin Poirier.