The UFC’s ‘BMF’ title returns this weekend, as Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje conflict for the distinctive standing of the promotion’s ‘baddest motherf*****’.
Poirier stopped Gaethje in an entertaining struggle in 2018, and the Americans have since gone on to win the interim light-weight belt on separate events, although each have come up brief in two undisputed-title fights every. Now, nevertheless, they’ve the possibility so as to add one other accolade to their resumes.
Poirier, 34, and Gaethje, additionally 34, will go face to face to crown a brand new BMF champion, with the title having beforehand been seen simply as soon as within the UFC – when the now-retired Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz in 2019.
In the co-main occasion of UFC 291, former light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz welcomes Alex Pereira to the division, within the latter’s first struggle since shedding the middleweight belt in April. Elsewhere, there are many thrilling match-ups on the cardboard.
Here’s all you’ll want 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 through Betway.
Full card (topic to vary)
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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