Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor rematch set for UFC 264 in July

Originally published at Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor rematch set for UFC 264 in July

The third fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor is official with the two set to meet on Saturday, July 10th at UFC 264.

UFC president Dana White announced on Wednesday that the fight is official at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 100 percent capacity.

ESPN’s Ariel Helwani spoke with McGregor, who provided the following statement:

I signed my bout agreement this morning. I’m going to rip this game a new asshole July 10th. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!

Their first fight took place in September 2014 at UFC 178 in a featherweight contest that ended with McGregor winning by first-round TKO.

This past January, their rematch generated approximately 1.2 million buys domestically on ESPN+ according to John Ourand at Sports Business Journal. Poirier was successful in the rematch with a second-round stoppage of McGregor.

The lightweight championship picture will become clearer in the following months as Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will fight for the vacant championship next month at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas. The championship was vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov due to his retirement.

Tickets for UFC 264 will go on sale later this week.

Poirier not fighting for the vacant title makes no sense. More money in the Conor fight but he deserves that belt now that Khabib is gone.