UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor III booked for T-Mobile Arena, 20,000 fans in attendance | FightBook MMA


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UFC 264 is official for July tenth. on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada — and is ready to be headlined by the light-weight rubber match between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, with 20,000 followers in attendance.

Returning to the venue for the primary time since UFC 248 in March of final yr, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic compelled the promotion to subject occasions behind a closed gate, on the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, and to restricted crowds from time to time on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 

Slated to make a return to an open gate format later this month on April twenty fourth. — the promotion will subject a card that includes three title fights on the Vystar Veterans Memorial Area in Jacksonville, Florida to a full crowd. Taking predominant occasion honours is a welterweight title rematch between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, whereas flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko defends her title in opposition to Jessica Andrade, and strawweight titleholder, Zhang Weili clashes with Rose Namajunas in her second title defence.

On Might fifteenth. — the promotion will subject a UFC 262 pay-per-view occasion to a full crowd on the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas. Taking predominant occasion standing at that occasion is a vacant light-weight title matchup between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler. Within the night time’s co-main occasion, for the primary time, the promotion will characteristic a five-round, non-title, co-headliner because the #3 ranked welterweight contender, Leon Edwards matches with Stockton veteran, Nate Diaz.

Formally slated for the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, Nevada — the trilogy rubber match between Poirier and McGregor marks the second time the light-weight rivals conflict this yr, following their UFC 257 headliner in January on the above-mentioned, T-Cellular Area, with Poirier stopping McGregor with second-round strikes.

In a promotional video that includes UFC president, Dana White launched this afternoon, the organizational chief confirmed the trilogy pairing of the 2, regardless of the current verbal spat between Poirier and McGregor throughout social media, the place the latter even claimed that he wouldn’t be preventing Poirier on July tenth. — earlier than posing the query to followers as to who he ought to combat as a substitute. Tickets for the occasion are set to go on sale this week.

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