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Dustin Poirier signs deal for anticipated trilogy fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 264 in July

Dustin Poirier signs deal for blockbuster trilogy fight with Conor McGregor with pair set to face off again at UFC 264 in July following American’s stunning victory in January

  • Dustin Poirier has signed a deal to fight Conor McGregor in trilogy bout
  • The American ruined McGregor’s comeback in January with a stunning win
  • The fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas on July 10 at UFC 264

Dustin Poirier has signed to fight Conor McGregor for their much-anticipated trilogy fight with the pair set to clash again on July 10.

Poirier defeated McGregor in a stunning knock-out victory in January to tee up a third fight following the Irishman’s 2014 win. 

Multiple sources report the lightweight contenders will be the main attraction at UFC 264 and will likely be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with hopes fans will be able to attend

The Irishman will face Poirier in a blockbuster trilogy fight

Dustin Poirier (left) has signed a deal for his blockbuster trilogy fight with Conor McGregor

The winner of the bout will get a title shot against the victor of Michael Chandler’s clash with Charles Oliveira in May.

McGregor, meanwhile, has verbally agreed to the bout and has been training in Dubai in recent weeks. 

The deal is expected to be one of the most lucrative in UFC history, with Poirier turning down a potential title shot following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement in order to sign to fight the Notorious.

Poirier secured a stunning shock victory over the Irishman in January at UFC Fight Island

Poirier secured a stunning shock victory over the Irishman in January at UFC Fight Island

Talks over a blockbuster third fight between the pair had been ongoing since Poirier ruined McGregor’s latest comeback with a shock KO win in January. 

UFC President Dana White had previously revealed he wanted Poirier-McGregor III to be a headline summer fight, with hopes they may be able to have large crowds back in the arena by then.

McGregor won his first fight with Poirier at 145lbs in 2014, but suffered a second round knockout during the rematch at 155lbs earlier this year.

The trilogy bout is expected to be a five-round main event at 155lbs at UFC 264. 

The pair will face off once again in July with hopes large crowds will be able to attend

The pair will face off once again in July with hopes large crowds will be able to attend

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