Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 3 start time, purse, tips and fight card

Who'll come out on top in the trilogy fight?

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Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will come face to face in the Octagon for the third time this weekend.

Irishman McGregor won the first fight back in 2014 but his American rival levelled the scores in the second bout earlier this year.

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Who’s going to be the ultimate victor by taking the third and final leg of the trilogy?

Well, it’s set up to be a cracker at UFC 264 and you can find all the key information for Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier below.

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 3 start time

UFC 264’s main card will begin at 3am BST, with four fights including Gilbert Burns v Stephen Thompson to be completed before McGregor and Poirier take to the Octagon.

UK and Irish fans can expect the headline bout to start from around 5am.

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 3 purse

There’s plenty of money to be made with McGregor estimated to be in line for a $10m pay day from the guaranteed purse, pay-per-view revenue, sponsorships and performance bonuses.

Poirier, meanwhile, has admitted he will earn ‘five to ten times’ more fighting the Notorious again than if he opted to compete for the lightweight title again.

It was estimated that the Diamond earned a $300,000 base sum for his second scrap with McGregor.

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 3 odds

Conor McGregor – EVS
Dustin Poirier – 4/5

Paddy’s got a whole range of markets for the bout including the Method of Victory, Round Betting and Total Rounds.

Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier 3 tips

Paddy’s top tipster Simon Head has delivered his three best bets for UFC 264 including his top tip for the main event.

From watching both men compete over the years, I still believe that McGregor at his best beats Poirier at his best. I also think that McGregor will be much smarter and sharper this time around.

As for Poirier, I think there’s only one way to nullify the Irishman, and that’s to wrestle. But the American loves getting dragged into a tear-up, and I suspect that’s going to be the case here, and that favours McGregor.

You can back McGregor to win by KO/TKO (as he did in the first fight) or Poirier to win by the same method (like he did in the rematch). But if we’re searching for value, how about backing the fight to go all the way to the scorecards this time around? They’re both seasoned, they know each other extremely well and, as a result, there’s a decent chance this one could last longer than both of the first two meetings.

At the time of writing, Poirier is the narrow betting favourite, meaning there’s some outstanding value available for McGregor backers, and there’s none better than the market available for a McGregor win on the scorecards.

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UFC 264 fight card

MAIN CARD

From 3am BST…

Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – Lightweight
Gilbert Burns v Stephen Thompson – Welterweight
Tai Tuivasa v Greg Hardy – Heavyweight
Irene Aldana v Yana Kunitskaya – Women’s Bantamweight
Sean O’Malley v Kris Moutinho – Bantamweight

PRELIMINARY CARD

From 1am BST…

Carlos Condit v Max Griffin – Welterweight
Michel Pereira v Niko Price – Welterweight
Ryan Hall v Ilia Topuria – Featherweight
Dricus du Plessis v Trevin Giles – Middleweight

EARLY PRELIMS

From 11pm BST…

Jessica Eye v Jennifer Maia – Women’s Flyweight
Omari Akhmedov v Brad Tavares – Middleweight
Jerome Rivera v Zhalgas Zhumagulov – Flyweight
Alen Amedovski v Hu Yaozong – Middleweight

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