Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier III will headline UFC 264 this evening at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the co-main event, we will be seeing welterweight action from Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson, with Gilbert returning to the Octagon after his hopes of Welterweight gold were dashed by the unstoppable Kamaru Usman via third-round TKO. A win for Thompson will surely lead him one step closer to yet again challenge for the title given his last shut-out performance win against Geoff Neal.
UFC 264 Countdown
There is also more exciting welterweight action In the prelims with the unpredictable Michael Pereira taking on Niko Price. As well as Ryan Hall who first appeared in the McGregor vs Faber TUF season back in 2015 and is renowned for his heel hook submission finishes will be facing the undefeated German Ilia Topuria. Sean O’Malley who due to his previous opponent having to pull out will be facing newcomer Kris Moutinho. Given O Malley’s recent impressive finishes since his loss to Marlon Vera we hope a win can lead to him mixing it with the top ten in the division.
UFC 264: Final Faceoffs
As for the main event, it is a make-or-break situation for McGregor to determine whether he is still a top contender in the lightweight division. With many in the combat sports community believing he has lost both his power and timing and others such as GSP believing he thrives in rematches and will secure the win “I think McGregor is very good in rematches, and I think he’s going to have the victory.”
Will it be adjust and destroy or his swan song for MMA’s biggest star. Either way I for one cannot wait.