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It'll be the third time the pair have faced off. The ledger currently stands at one apiece. McGregor defeated Poirier at Featherweight back in 2014, with a first-round KO. Poirier returned the favor earlier this year at UFC 267 with a second-round finish. The third contest is going to be the rubber match, and can almost certainly determine who fights the present UFC Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, next. Who wins this time? Current odds have it almost exactly 50/50. I expected McGregor to form short work of Poirier within the second fight given how conclusive the primary was, but Poirier's improved defense, alongside an improved chin at Lightweight, allowed him to face up to early pressure within the first round before taking up the fight. An accumulation of calf kicks, and a few sharp boxing, allowed Poirier to require McGregor's call at the second round.
Can McGregor find a solution to those calf kicks?
Will he switch his current, boxing-heavy style for a return to the light-footed karate movement of his earlier fights? Can Poirier make lightning strike twice?
The UFC just released a fresh promo video to urge us riled up. Make no mistake, there's extra heat on this fight. After McGregor promised a $500,000 donation to Poirier's Good Fight Foundation, Poirier took to Twitter when the donation was delayed, which started a back-and-forth feud between the 2 . While their second fight had a cordial and respectful lead-up, the third fight will little question be a much more personal affair.
A Conor McGregor news conference is nearly as heavily anticipated because of the fight itself. Now, we finally have a date. The Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier news conference takes place on July 8 at 5 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT). It'll be available to observe on just about every possible platform: YouTube, UFC's homepage, Twitch, and TikTok.
In the UK that's 1 a.m. on July 9.