UFC 264 results: Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor via doctor stoppage due to leg injury


LAS VEGAS — The rating was purported to be settled at UFC 264. Sadly, a freak damage to Conor McGregor could power an eventual fourth combat. 

Dustin Poirier scored a first-round stoppage of McGregor after the Irishman broke his left fibula and tibia when he stepped again awkwardly. 

“This isn’t over,” McGregor barked at Poirier as he had his leg put right into a forged.

He is likely to be proper; nonetheless, Poirier was dominant earlier than the damage precipitated the combat to be stopped. 

McGregor opened the combat trying to make use of the very weapon that compromised him within the first combat as he tried a number of leg kicks between roundhouse kicks. Poirier was unfazed and fired a couple of leg kicks of his personal. One froze McGregor in his tracks and gave Poirier a gap to land a proper hand.

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Each fighters gave just a little forwards and backwards till Poirier dragged the combat to the canvas. A quick guillotine try by McGregor got here up quick and allowed Poirier to put into the previous two-division champion’s guard with a collection of brutal elbows and punches. Strive as he may, McGregor could not escape the barrage of floor and pound. 

Ultimately, McGregor made it to his toes however was met with one other mixture from Poirier. After which the damage occurred as McGregor fired a proper hand, stepped again to keep away from the counter and grotesquely broke his leg. Poirier shortly adopted his broken opponent to the mat and pounded him with one other collection of strikes till the spherical ended. 

As Poirier obtained to his toes, it was revealed that McGregor’s leg had been damaged. Referee Herb Dean shortly referred to as the combat and the largely pro-McGregor crowd at T-Cell Enviornment had been left unhappy with the end. 

No matter how this combat ended, the unhealthy blood between the 2 is much from over. McGregor continued to ridicule Poirier and his spouse, persevering with the barrage of insults that hovered over combat week. 

It isn’t recognized how lengthy McGregor can be sidelined (UPDATE: He mentioned Sunday that he can be on crutches for six weeks after present process surgical procedure to restore the fractures), however relaxation assured that he’ll look to get again to motion as quickly as he can and look to even the collection with Poirier. 

Here is the way it all went down (all occasions Jap)

This text has been up to date to mirror that McGregor broke his fibula and tibia. 

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3 dwell updates, highlights from UFC 264

Spherical 1 (12:26 a.m.): McGregor throws two spinning roundhouse kicks that miss. Lands a leg kick. Poirier lands a proper hand. McGregor going for leg kicks early and barely misses a proper hand. Poirier lands a tough proper hand after a leg kick froze him. Conor with a mix and Poirier smashes him with one among this personal. Dustin goes for a takedown. McGregor goes for a guillotine. Poirier’s already out of it as the group erupts. Poirier is out and is in Conor’s full guard. Elbow by Poirier. Conor with elbows off the again. Poirier lighting Conor up with elbows! Poirier gained’t let Conor up and continues to drill him with elbows and punches. Upkick lands for McGregor and Poirier goes proper again to drilling him with floor and pound. Dustin is suffocating Conor. They’re lastly up and Dustin CRUSHES him with a proper hand! Poirier goes for the end! Spherical ends. Oh, no, Conor’s ankle (EDIT: leg) appears to be damaged. It’s OVER.

12:16 a.m.: Conor McGregor will get huge cheers upon his arrival whereas Poirier will get booed. We will inform who the followers are going for. This place is totally rocking. 

12:08 a.m.: It is time for the principle occasion. The trilogy will attain its conclusion tonight as Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor intention to settle the rating in what’s going to possible be the largest UFC occasion of the yr. 

Gilbert Burns neutralizes Wonderboy’s placing to earn determination victory

Midnight: After three rounds, we will the scorecards. Burns executed a wonderful recreation plan of neutralizing Wonderboy’s placing with a mixture of grappling, takedowns and protection. He’ll possible earn the choice and await a giant combat that will get him one step nearer to a different title alternative. 

11:53 p.m.: Burns has finished an incredible job of staying out of hassle within the standup whereas securing a pair of takedowns. Wonderboy possible wants a end. 

11:48 p.m.: One spherical down and never a complete lot occurred. Burns spent a lot of the spherical clinching and ultimately secured a takedown. However close to the top of the spherical Burns walked proper right into a punch that despatched him down. Clearly, he would not wish to stand with Wonderboy. What changes can be made in Spherical 2?

11:40 p.m.: Donald Trump has entered T-Cell Enviornment to a combined response from the group. Some cheered and chanted “USA” whereas others booed him. He is seated cageside as Dana White’s visitor.

11:30 p.m.: Co-main occasion is up subsequent. Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will face Gilbert Burns as each jockey for an additional title alternative. Wonderboy hasn’t had a style since shedding to Tyron Woodley a number of years in the past, whereas Burns is coming off of a knockout loss to present champion Kamaru Usman. Each want this victory to remain within the title hunt. 

Tai Tuivasa crushes Greg Hardy with 1st-round end

11:18 p.m.: They promised violence and delivered in spades. Tuivasa emerged victorious by sinking Hardy’s battleship with a left hand that despatched the previous NFL participant to the canvas. Previous to that, Hardy snuck in a tough proper hand that appeared to harm Tuivasa. As Hardy charged ahead, Tuivasa uncorked a left hand that blew Hardy up. After all, Tuivasa did a shoey afterward.

11:07 p.m.: The massive boys are up subsequent as former NFL Professional Bowl defensive finish Greg Hardy steps again into the Octagon for a throwdown with Tai Tuivasa. Each have promised to face and bang, so somebody should fall. 

Irene Aldana brutalizes Yana Kunitskaya for 1st-round TKO

11:03 p.m.: Aldana put collectively a terrific efficiency and secured the end. It began with a bomb of a left hook that put Kunitskaya down. From there, Aldana was in full pursuit of a end and clobbered Kunitskaya till she earned the stoppage. Unbelievable efficiency that places her proper again within the title hunt. 

10:48 p.m.: Up subsequent is Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya in a ladies’s bantamweight combat. Aldana got here in 3.5 kilos chubby and must forfeit 30 p.c of her combat purse. 

Sean O’Malley dissects Kris Moutinho with Third-round TKO

10:40 p.m.: And there is the end. O’Malley was touchdown with alarming frequency till referee Herb Dean had seen sufficient and stopped the combat. The gang right here did not just like the end as Moutinho continued to combat again regardless of consuming an insane quantity of punches. However, O’Malley provides one other win to his report and will actually be in line for some large fights within the close to future.  

10:34 p.m.: Properly, O’Malley did not get the second-round end that he predicted however he is been stellar with a surgical efficiency. We’re heading into the third. 

10:27 p.m.: Speak about a good looking show of placing! O’Malley hit Moutinho with every part however the kitchen sink within the first spherical and demonstrated why he is virtually sure to be a famous person within the sport. Getting into the second spherical and that is the place he predicted a end that may go viral. Will he get it?

10:13 p.m.: And we’re dwell! Sean O’Malley is maybe the subsequent large factor in MMA and can be in a chief spot as he opens the pay-per-view in opposition to the debuting Kris Moutinho. 

9:58 p.m.: Properly, Carlos Condit appeared each little bit of 38 tonight as Griffin was stronger, brisker and sooner all through the combat. Griffin cruised to a unanimous determination whereas Condit could have to think about his future as a combined martial artist. 

9:38 p.m.: The ultimate prelim earlier than the principle card is up now as 38-year-old Carlos Condit seems to convey his profitable streak to 3 in opposition to Max Griffin. 

9:25 p.m.: What was anticipated to be an incredible combat lived as much as the hype as Value and Pereira gave us an entertaining quarter-hour of motion. Value by no means stop and Pereira’s creativity was on full show. However it could be Pereira who would take the unanimous determination with scores of 29-28 throughout the board. 

9:12 p.m.: You do not see this day by day. Pereira simply did a backflip and landed in full mount. He almost completed the combat with an Americana however Value escaped and closed the spherical touchdown some exhausting punches when the combat obtained again to the toes. 

9:05 p.m.: Up subsequent now we have what needs to be a banger of a combat between Niko Value and Michel Pereira.

8:45 p.m.: And Ryan Corridor is finished. Corridor spammed the Imanari Roll all through the combat. Ultimately, Topuria discovered a gap, cracked Corridor whereas on the bottom and slammed punches into his head till Corridor was unconscious. No one needed to combat Corridor. Topuria did. And now look. 

8:40 p.m.: Up subsequent is the return of Ryan Corridor. It has been almost two years to the day that Corridor final fought however he is again and going through Ilia Topuria. Acknowledged as probably the most harmful grapplers within the UFC, can Corridor put worry within the featherweight division along with his efficiency tonight?

8:24 p.m.: And now we have a end as du Plessis finishes off Giles with a brutal proper hand coming off the cage. Giles hit the canvas exhausting as du Plessis adopted him with a few punches that completed the job. Final yr, du Plessis was in Vegas as a fan watching McGregor-Poirier. Now he is combating on a McGregor card and will get a second-round KO. Spectacular. 

8:11 p.m.: We’re dwell from Las Vegas with the prelims. The environment for Las Vegas’ first UFC card at T-Cell Enviornment in over a yr is insane and can absolutely ramp up earlier than the top of the night time. A strong UFC Struggle Cross card has simply wrapped and we’re kicking off with Trevin Giles taking over Dricus du Plessis in a middleweight bout.

McGregor vs. Poirier 3 begin time

  • Early prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. PT
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT
  • PPV primary card: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
  • McGregor vs. Poirier 3: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.) | 9:15 p.m. PT (approx.)

UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 takes place on July 10. Early prelims kick off the occasion at 6:15 p.m. ET; the pay-per-view primary card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Poirier and McGregor ought to enter the Octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET, relying on the size of the undercard bouts.

Methods to watch McGregor vs. Poirier 3 on PPV

  • Early prelims: ESPN/ESPN+
  • Prelims: ESPN/ESPN+
  • Predominant card: ESPN+ (pay-per-view)

The principle card for UFC 264 is out there within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view price. That portion of the occasion begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Earlier fights are viewable dwell on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, UFC Struggle Cross.

In Canada, the principle card pay-per-view is out there on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Cross.

Click on right here to be taught concerning the completely different pricing and bundling choices with the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 264 combat card

Predominant card

  • Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor by way of 1st-round TKO (damage) (5:00).
  • Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy by way of 1st-round TKO (punches) (1:07).
  • Irene Aldana def. Yana Kunitskaya by way of 1st-round TKO (punches) (4:35).
  • Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho by way of Third-round TKO (punches) (4:33).

Preliminary card 

  • Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28). 
  • Michael Pereira def. Niko Value by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Corridor by way of 1st-round KO (punches) (4:47).
  • Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles by way of 2nd-round KO (punches) (1:41).

Struggle Cross prelims

  • Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
  • Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov by way of break up determination (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera by way of 1st-round submission (guillotine) (2:02).


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