UFC 264, Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor: How to watch and stream, plus expert analysis and predictions

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will complete their storied trilogy on Saturday at UFC 264. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier in 2014. Poirier got revenge with a knockout this past January. On Saturday night, the two will settle their trilogy in the main event of UFC 264 in Las Vegas.

The bout, which UFC president Dana White has said will lead to a lightweight title shot for the winner, headlines a night of fights before a full house at T-Mobile Arena, making it the UFC's first event in its hometown arena since March 2020. The promotion has been putting on shows without fans in attendance at its small UFC Apex venue.

The main card will be on pay-per-view, which fans can purchase here. The five-fight PPV card begins at 10 p.m. ET, with prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 8 p.m. ET and early prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET.

Poirier (27-6, 1 NC) has lost only one of his past nine fights, and that was to the champion at the time, the indomitable Khabib Nurmagomedov. He is No. 6 in the ESPN men's pound-for-pound rankings and No. 2 in the lightweight top 10, behind only champion Charles Oliveira.

McGregor (22-5) was the UFC's first double champ, reigning simultaneously at featherweight and lightweight. But he has competed only three times since 2016, and lost two of those bouts.

How to watch the fights

Watch the PPV and all other fights on ESPN+. Get ESPN+ here.

Watch the prelims and early prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

Don't have ESPN? Get instant access.

Purchased the fight on your phone and want to stream on your TV? Find out how here.

There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.

UFC 264 fight card

ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET
Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor | lightweight
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson | welterweight
Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy | heavyweight
Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya | women's bantamweight
Sean O'Malley vs. Kris Moutinho | men's bantamweight
ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin | welterweight
Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira | welterweight
Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria | men's featherweight
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles | middleweight
ESPN/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET
Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia | women's flyweight
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares | middleweight
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera | men's flyweight
Alen Amedovski vs. Hu Yaozong | middleweight

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