Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will conflict to crown a brand new ‘BMF’ champion at UFC 291, in what could possibly be the struggle of the 12 months.
5 years after Poirier stopped Gaethje in an exhilarating bout, the People will sq. off once more, with the vacant ‘baddest motherf*****’ belt on the road in Utah. Since their first in-ring assembly, the lightweights have misplaced two undisputed-title fights every, however each males have crafted spectacular resumes nonetheless.
And Poirier, 34, and Gaethje, additionally 34, will look to bolster these resumes right here, as they struggle for the BMF title, which has solely been on the road as soon as earlier than. In 2019, the now-retired Jorge Masvidal beat Nate Diaz to grow to be the inaugural champion.
Within the co-main occasion this weekend, 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.
Right here’s all you want to know.
When is it?
UFC 291 takes place on the Vivint Enviornment in Salt Lake Metropolis, 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 primary card is then due to start at 3am BST on Sunday (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The cardboard will air live on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
Within the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion live, as will the UFC’s Battle Go.
Poirier – 10/13; Gaethje – 11/10
Blachowicz – 10/11; Pereira – 10/11
Full card (topic to change)
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 Inexperienced (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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