Conor McGregor will be seeking redemption when he goes toe-to-toe with Dustin Poirier in the Octagon in an eagerly awaited trilogy fight at UFC 264 on Saturday night.
The pair clashed for the second time at UFC 257 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, back in January, with Poirier stunning McGregor and forcing a sensational stoppage in the second round.
And that victory would have tasted sweet for ‘The Diamond’, who was stopped inside the first round by McGregor during the duo’s original featherweight bout at UFC 178 in September 2014.
McGregor, a former two-weight world champion, lamented his inactivity after suffering a third defeat in only his second UFC appearance since October 2018 – and he will want to set the record straight on Saturday evening.
The winner of this trilogy contest looks set to face new lightweight champion Charles Oliveira later this year after he beat Michael Chandler at UFC 262 in May to claim the belt that had been vacant since Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement.
So, when is the fight, what time does it start in the UK and how can you watch it?
What time does McGregor vs Poirier start in the UK?
UFC 264 takes place on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
In the UK, the preliminary bouts start at 1am BST, with the early prelims from 11pm and the main card expected to commence at 3am.
British fans will have to stay up late for this one, too, with the main event between McGregor and Poirier likely not getting underway until between 5am and 6am on Sunday morning.
McGregor vs Poirier TV channel and live stream
In the UK, the UFC 264 main card is being shown live on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £19.95.
The preliminary fights are on BT Sport 2 from 1am, with the early prelims available to watch on streaming service UFC Fight Pass, for those with a subscription.
Those with a BT Sport subscription will be able to watch live coverage of the prelim fights via the BT Sport website or app.
Coverage of the main card will also be available online to those that have purchased the event via the BT Sport Box Office app.