This weekend, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will go face to face in a rematch 5 years within the making, as they headline UFC 291.
When the lightweights clashed in 2018, Poirier stopped his fellow American to win an entertaining bout, and the pair are anticipated to supply extra fireworks this weekend, as they combat to crown a brand new ‘BMF’ champion.
The ‘baddest motherf*****’ title was first – and final – seen in 2019, when the now-retired Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz to develop into the inaugural champion. Masvidal’s teammmate Poirier will now look to assert that vacant belt on this rematch with Gaethje, who’s a former interim light-weight champion like his rival.
In the co-main occasion this weekend, former light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz welcomes Alex Pereira to the division, within the latter’s first combat since dropping the middleweight belt in April. Elsewhere, there are many thrilling match-ups on the cardboard.
Here’s all it is advisable to know.
When is it?
UFC 291 takes place on the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday 29 July.
The early prelims are set to start at 11.30pm on Saturday (3.30pm PT, 5.30pm CT, 6.30pm ET), with the common prelims following at 1am BST on Sunday 30 July (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday).
The foremost card is then resulting from start at 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The card will air stay on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion stay, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
Poirier – 10/13; Gaethje – 11/10
Blachowicz – 10/11; Pereira – 10/11
Full odds by way of Betway.
Full card (topic to alter)
Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje 2 (light-weight – vacant ‘BMF’ title)
Jan Blachowicz vs Alex Pereira (light-heavyweight)
Stephen Thompson vs Michel Pereira (welterweight)
Tony Ferguson vs Bobby Green (light-weight)
Michael Chiesa vs Kevin Holland (welterweight)
Trevin Giles vs Gabriel Bonfim (welterweight)
Derrick Lewis vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (heavyweight)
Roman Kopylov vs Claudio Ribeiro (middleweight)
Jake Matthews vs Miguel Baeza (welterweight)
CJ Vergara vs Vinicius Salvador (flyweight)
Matthew Semelsberger vs Yohan Lainesse (welterweight)
Miranda Maverick vs Priscila Cachoeira (girls’s flyweight)
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