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UFC 264: Main card, how to watch and what you need to know

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The score will officially be settled when Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier complete their trilogy at UFC 264 on July 10.

Six months after knocking out the Irishman on Fight Island, Poirier will look to prove that his win wasn’t a fluke and will hope to get the ultimate revenge after McGregor’s victory in their first bout back in 2014.

On the other end, McGregor will aim to get back on the winning track, looking to avoid a 1-3 record since his monumental lightweight title win against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November of 2016.

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With a victory in the trilogy bout, McGregor would improve his career record to 23-5, and the Irishman would earn his first win since beating Donald Cerrone in January of 2020. For Poirier, a win would extend his winning streak to three fights, and would put his record at 27-6-1.

Bragging rights will likely be the most important prize on the line when these two heated rivals square off in the center of the Octagon. But, the winner could also see themselves jump to the front of the line for a title shot against Charles Oliveira, the newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion.

The main event alone is worth the money, but fight fans will also get some other treats on the UFC 264 main card, as well.

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In the night’s co-main event, former welterweight title challengers Gilbert Burns and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will duke it out with hopes of proving themselves worthy of a shot at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Former NFL player Greg Hardy will get some main card looks as he takes on the fan-favorite Tai Tuivasa, while two of the top five fighters in the women’s bantamweight division will battle it out when Irene Aldana takes on Yana Kunitskaya.

Kicking things off on the main card, however, will be a highly-anticipated appearance from the “Suga Show,” as Sean O’Malley takes on UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho.

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Just six days after the Fourth of July, UFC fans will get to see some additional fireworks throughout the duration of UFC 264. To get you prepared for the dazzling display, here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss the event.

When is UFC 264?

UFC 264 will start at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

Where is UFC 264 taking place?

UFC 264 will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC 264 main card:

Lightweight main event: Dustin Poirier (1) vs. Conor McGregor (5)

Welterweight bout: Gilbert Burns (2) vs. Stephen Thompson (4)

Heavyweight bout: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

Women’s bantamweight bout: Irene Aldana (4) vs. Yana Kunitskaya (5)

Bantamweight bout: Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

How can I watch the UFC 264 main card and prelims?

You can buy the UFC 264 main card on ESPN+, and you can watch prelims at 8 p.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN+. Early prelims will start at 6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

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