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UFC 264 Live Updates, Odds: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier III

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Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Dustin Poirier (left), Dana White (center) and Conor McGregor.

The trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be completed tonight.

It can’t be overstated how important this bout—which is scheduled to begin at around 12:15 a.m. ET—is for each fighter’s legacy.

For Poirier, a win would guarantee a shot at the lightweight title against Charles Oliviera. More importantly, it would cement his place as one of the greatest fighters of this generation and would calcify his spot above McGregor in those rankings.

McGregor faces immense pressure to bounce back after being knocked out decisively by Poirier during their last fight in January. The Irishman has only won one fight in the last four and a half years and desperately needs a victory to show that he’s not just another has-been.

With a loss, McGregor will still be a massive draw for the UFC going forward. That goes without saying. But, he’ll have peaked in 2015, when he was undoubtedly the best featherweight in the world. And he’ll have spent the six years afterward limping along with a losing record.

The Action Network ran live updates for the fight below.

UFC 264 Results, Odds, Live Updates

Main Card: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

12:55 p.m. EST: Poirier was up 10-9, 10-8, 10-8 by the official scorers before the fight was called.

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— UFC News (@UFCNews) July 11, 2021

12:30 p.m. EST: THERE IT IS. Poirier (-129) dominated the entire round, countered a guillotine attempt, then got McGregor (+100) on his back, where the Cajun unleashed hell with his elbows. Then, in the dying seconds of the first round, McGregor fell backwards and suffered a massive leg injury. Poirier said after the match that the Irishman had cracked his bone on a leg kick then it fully broke later in the round. Regardless of how McGregor suffered his injury, the win was absolutely deserved. Poirier not only had ground control—3 minutes, 18 seconds compared to nothing by Conor—but landed the far better shots. That’s a wrap.

Co-Main Card: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson

12:00 a.m. EST: Whoever went $400K deep on Thompson to win by decision — I’m sorry, man. Burns (+130) sealed this fight up with three takedowns and a flurry of solid strikes. Thompson did his best to counter and landed a few solid hooks of his own, but it was Burns’ ground game that ended up swaying this one. Each judge scored this one 29-28 in favor of the Brazilian.

11:45 p.m. EST: And someone laid $236,000 to win nearly $260,000 at WilliamHill for McGregor to beat Poirier. McGregor opened this fight as a -140 favorite but has now settled in as a +100 to +120 underdog.

🚨 BIG BET @WilliamHillUS

$236K to win $259.6K on Conor McGregor (+110) to beat Dustin Poirier

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 11, 2021

11:35 p.m. EST: Someone just dropped $400,000 to win $600,000 on Stephen Thompson to beat Gilbert Burns on decision (+150) at BetMGM.


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Fight No. 10: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy

11:20 p.m. EST: Wow. Tuivasa (-125) completely slept Hardy (+105) with a left hook counter and dropped him to the mat. Just absolutely slept him. Tuivasa then hopped onto the cage and downed a beer out of a shoe some person gave him, too. A truly remarkable few minutes of entertainment, honestly.



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Nothing like celebrating a knockout with a shoe beer 🍺 😂

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Make that 2 shoe beers (+ a side of hot sauce) 😂

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Fight No. 9: Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya

11:05 p.m. EST: Though the two fighters were relatively equal on strikes landed, it was Aldana (-108) who had the more devastating power. Kunitskaya (-120) was properly bloodied by the end of the first round, when referee Jason Herzog finally called the fight.

Dropped her with the left hook 😲

Irene Aldana (-108) ✅

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 11, 2021

Fight No. 8: Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho

10:40 p.m. EST: This one was a completely one-sided affair, but Moutinho (+600) impressed by taking shot after shot after shot. O’Malley (-1000) landed an absolutely ridiculous 88% of his strikes—landing 200 to the head—but only knocked Moutinho down once. Referee Herb Dean ended the fight with only 30 seconds left even though Moutinho wasn’t notably wobbly, nor did O’Malley have complete control. Still,  despite one commentator’s apprehension with the decision, it looked like it was probably the correct one. It should’ve been called earlier in the round, if anything. The dude got fully tagged for almost 15 minutes. O’Malley called during his post-fight interview for one of Petr Yan, Cody Garbrandt or Dominick Cruz to fight him next.

Fight No. 7: Max Griffin vs. Carlos Condit

10:00 p.m. EST: Griffin (-190) dominated this fight with a flurry of leg kicks and a timely takedown. The 35-year-old won unanimously 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.

Fight No. 6: Michel Pereira vs. Niko Price

9:25 p.m. EST: Pereira (+141) beat Price (-177) in an unanimous decision. Each judge scored the contest 29-28 for Pereira, with the Brazilian winning the first and second round before dropping the third. Oh, and he tried a backflip kick of some sort in the second round. It’s something he tried out in his last fight against Tristan Connelly in 2019, too.

Pereira really did a backflip in the middle of the fight 😂

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 11, 2021

Fight No. 5: Ilia Topuria vs. Ryan Hall

8:50 p.m. EST: Topuria (-250) stays undefeated by knocking out Hall (+195) in the first-round. Hall attempted roll after roll and eventually Topuria caught him with a powerful jab that brought knocked his opponent to the ground. Topuria finished the job from there.

Fight No. 4: Dricus Du Plessis vs. Trevin Giles

8:20 p.m. EST: Du Plessis (-118) slept Giles (-106) with a right jab to end this one in the second round.


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Fight No. 3: Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye

8:00 p.m. EST: Maia (-200) wins by unanimous decision over Eye (+162). Super brutal fight. Eye suffered an awful forehead gash that left her with a blood-soaked face for the final round and a half or so.

Fight No. 2: Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares

7:30 p.m. EST: Tavares (-177) wins on a contentious split decision over Akhmedov (+142). This fight really could have gone either way.

Fight No. 1: Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera

6:50 p.m. EST: Zhumagulov finished Rivera (+260) off with a nasty standing guillotine choke to improve his record to 14-5.

What a way to start UFC 264 😳

Zhalgas Zhumagulov (-315) defeats Jerome Rivera with a standing guillotine

— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 10, 2021

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