Taking main event honours in the promotion’s return to the T-Mobile Arena, former interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier meets with former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor in a trilogy rubber match bout between the two.
Poirier and McGregor meet in a bid to earn overall bragging rights — following a January rematch on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Headlining UFC 257 at the beginning of the year, Poirier avenged a September 2014 knockout loss to McGregor — stopping the Dubliner with a second round flurry at the fence.
In the night’s co-headliner, a high-stakes welterweight bout between one-time title chaser, Gilbert Burns and the two-time title challenger, Stephen Thompson.
For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace, Burns, he returned for the first time since a UFC 258 knockout loss to defending champion, Kamaru Usman, while Thompson enters the fight in the midst of a two-fight winning run — which most recently featured a unanimous decision win over Geoff Neal at UFC Vegas 17 in December of last year.
UFC 264 Results: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Main Card: (ESPN+ Pay-Per-View 10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via first round (5:00) TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy via first round (1:07) KO (punches)
Catchweight (139.5lbs): Irene Aldana def. Yana Kunitskaya via first round (4:35) TKO (punches)
Bantamweight: Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho via third round (4:33) TKO (strikes)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, and 30-27)
Welterweight: Michel Pereira def. Niko Price via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Featherweight: Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Hall via first round (4:47) KO (punches)
Middleweight: Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Gilles via second round (1:41) KO (punches)
Early Preliminary Card: (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass 6 p.m. ET)
Flyweight: Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, and 30-27)
Middleweight: Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov via split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Flyweight: Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera via first round (2:02) submission (rea-naked choke)