The trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor concludes tonight as the two face off in Saturday’s main event while MMASucka brings you UFC 264 results. These two first met way back in 2014 when both fighters were part of the featherweight division. Poirier would lose in the first meeting, suffering a TKO loss in less than two minutes. About seven years later, Poirier got his chance to make things even when the pair headlined UFC 257 in January. Poirier got his revenge that night, finishing McGregor by TKO in the second round.
Looking at each fighter’s last four fights, Poirier holds a record of 3-1 while McGregor sits at 2-2, his last four fights spanning from 2016-present. In the last two years, Poirier won the interim lightweight championship against former featherweight champion Max Holloway. He then would go on to face the champion, being finished by submission against Khabib Nurmagomedov that September. Since the loss, he has won two straight, defeating Dan Hooker and finishing McGregor.
McGregor has been alternating wins and losses since 2016 when he took the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez. After that, he was away from the octagon for two years, relinquishing the belt during that time, allowing Nurmagomedov to become champion. When McGregor returned in 2018, he got an immediate shot at Nurmagomedov, losing in the fourth round by submission. After that, he got his first win since 2016 with a TKO win over Donald Cerrone. After that, McGregor would face Poirier again.
Going into Saturday night now, Poirier will be looking for a third straight win, including back-to-back over McGregor. As for McGregor, he looks to win just his second fight in the last five years or so and avoid dropping two straight for the first time ever.
UFC 264 Results- Co-Main Event
Saturday night’s co-main event features an intriguing match up in the welterweight division. Coming off a disappointing performance in a title bout with Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns returns to face former title challenger Stephen Thompson. Prior to his loss to Usman, Burns had put together a win streak of six straight. Over that span, he held notable wins over Gunnar Nelson, Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley.
As for Thompson, he is entering the fight having won his last two straight outings. Both of those wins came by unanimous decision over Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. If Thompson can get past Burns, he feels like he should be next in line against Usman.
UFC 264 Results- Rest of the Main Card
Kicking off the main card will be a bantamweight fight between Sean O’Malley and UFC newcomer Kris Moutinho. O’Malley in entering the fight coming off of a knockout win over Thomas Almeida in March. Meanwhile, Moutinho enters the fight with back-to-back wins outside of the UFC. He will look to make a huge first impression against O’Malley in his UFC debut.
Following that fight will be a women’s bantamweight fight between Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya. In her last three outings, Aldana has gone 2-1 with a decision win over Vanessa Melo and a knockout win over Ketlen Vieira. In her last outing, Aldana suffered a UD loss to former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Kunitskaya enters the fight with a similar record in her last three fights, however, hers started with a loss to Aspen Ladd by TKO. Following that loss, she has won her last two straight over Julija Stoliarenko and Vieira.
Finally, before the co-main event will be a heavyweight match up between Tai Tuivasa and Greg Hardy. After suffering three straight losses from 2018-19, Tuivasa has won his last two by KO/TKO over Stefan Struve and Harry Hunsucker. Facing off against him will be Greg Hardy, who enters the fight having lost his last outing. That loss was against Marcin Tybura as Tybura finished him by TKO back in December.
UFC 264 Results
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with UFC 264 Results throughout the card.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+/PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round One
Gilbert Burns def. Stephen Thompson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Tai Tuivasa def. Greg Hardy via Knockout (Punches) at 1:07 of Round One
Irene Aldana* def. Yana Kunitskaya via TKO (Punches) at 4:35 of Round One
Sean O’Malley def. Kris Moutinho via TKO (Punches) at 4:33 of Round Three
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+ – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Max Griffin def. Carlos Condit via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Michel Pereira def. Niko Price via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ilia Topuria def. Ryan Hall via TKO (Punches) at 4:47 of Round One
Dricus du Plessis def. Trevin Giles via Knockout (Punches) at 1:41 of Round Two
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass – 6:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. PT)
Jennifer Maia def. Jessica Eye via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brad Tavares def. Omari Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Zhalgas Zhumagulov def. Jerome Rivera via Submission (Guillotine) at 2:02 of Round One
*Aldana missed weight at 139.5 pounds and will forfeit 30 percent of her purse
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