UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Live Saturday on ESPN+

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UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Live Saturday on ESPN+

Main Card starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV 

Prelims on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET 

Early Prelims on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET 

UFC Live on ABC kicks off Saturday coverage at 2 p.m. ET 

To sign up or purchase PPV, visit ESPNPlus.com/PPV 

The highly anticipated UFC 264:  Poirier vs. McGregor 3 main card will stream exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, July 10, at 10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  

It’ll be the third time Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier have faced off with the lightweight contenders tied at one win apiece.  McGregor defeated Poirier at featherweight back in 2014, with a first round KO. Poirier returned the favor earlier this year at UFC 257 with a second-round finish. The winner of the rubber match could be next in line to challenge UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. 

UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 will begin with early prelims at 6 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes (Spanish) and ESPN+ (English and Spanish), prelims at 8 p.m. on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, and the PPV main card at 10 p.m., exclusively on ESPN+ (English, Spanish).  Live fight-day coverage begins with UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Pre-Show on ABC at 2 p.m. The pre-show provides fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into UFC 264.  

Calling the live action for UFC 264 will be lead play-by-play announcer Jon Anik, alongside color commentary specialist Joe Rogan and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier.  Megan Olivi and Laura Sanko will handle reporting duties. 

Given the magnitude of the fight, ESPN will have an expanded presence on site.  SportsCenter anchor Michael Eaves will host coverage from the main desk, working with Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping and Stephen A. Smith of ESPN’s First Take.  Karyn Bryant will work at a second desk with Max Kellerman of First Take.  Reporters on the scene include Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Mike Coppinger, who recently joined ESPN. 

The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN+ 

The Ultimate Fighter 29 on ESPN+: Episode 6 of The Return of The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Volkanovski vs. Team Ortega debuted Tuesday, Jul 6 at 9 p.m. ET.  The 29th season of the iconic reality series features UFC® featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and No. 2 contender Brian Ortega coach men’s bantamweights and middleweights for a coveted UFC contract.  How to watch The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN+ and other MMA Stories. TUF 29 is presented by Toyo Tires.  

UFC 264: McGregor vs. Poirier 3 Original Content: 

  • Weeklong coverage on SportsCenter will include reports from Las Vegas starting Thursday. 
  • Two new MMA digital shows are debuting this week: 
  • The Chael Sonnen Show w/Jorge Sedano” debuted Monday, July 5, and is available on demand anytime on ESPN+.  Each episode focuses on the unique and dynamic takes of former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen on the most interesting stories in the world of MMA–past, present and future, alongside Jorge Sedano, one of ESPN’s most versatile TV and radio commentators.  “The Chael Sonnen Show w/Jorge Sedano” will stream twice a week in future weeks. 
  • DC & RC” debuts live from Las Vegas this Thursday, July 8.  The show features former UFC two-division champion, Daniel Cormier and former Super Bowl champion, Ryan Clark, both Louisiana natives, hanging out together and talking about their shared love of MMA and the rest of the sports world.  “DC & RC” can be seen on ESPN+ and on ESPN’s YouTube channel and can also be listened to wherever you download your podcasts. 
  • UFC 264 Countdown: Poirier vs. McGregor 3  A behind-the-scenes look at the training camps for the main and co-main fighters. Airing across ESPN networks throughout fight week. 
  • UFC 264: Embedded:  all-access series follows athletes throughout fight week, leading up to UFC 264. New episodes available on ESPN+ throughout fight week. 
  • Unlocking Victory: UFC 264 is available now on ESPN+ 
  • UFC 264 Pre-Show presented by Toyo Tires available Friday on ESPN+ 

ESPN Digital 

  •  Real or Not: Conor McGregor may not choose to fight for the title next. 
  •  Chris Weidman on what McGregor-Poirier I and II can tell us about the third fight. 
  • Will Conor McGregor utilize one of his most important weapons against Dustin Poirier — his head games? 
  • Thursday:  Inside Dustin Poirier’s decision to pass on the title shot and take the money vs. Conor McGregor 
  • Thursday: UFC 264 expert picks: Who do MMA insiders believe will win the trilogy fight? 
  • Friday:  Has Conor McGregor reached his peak or will he return to form? 
  • Saturday: UFC 264 Viewers Guide 

Social: @ESPNMMA TwitterFacebook and Instagram. 

Fans can sign-up for ESPN+ at any time at ESPN.comESPNPlus.com, or on the ESPN App and purchase UFC 264: McGregor vs. Poirier 3.  

Programming (All times ET) 

Thurs., 7/8  8 p.m.  UFC 264:  Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Press Conference  ESPN App, @ESPNMMA YouTube 


Fri., 7/9  6 p.m.  UFC 264 Pre-Show presented by Toyo Tires:  Poirier vs. McGregor 3   ESPN+ 
7 p.m.  UFC Live presented by DraftKings:  McGregor vs. Poirier 3  ESPN 
Sat., 7/10  2 p.m.  UFC Live presented by DraftKings: McGregor vs. Poirier 3 Pre-Show  ABC 
6 p.m.  UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 (Early Prelims) Presented by Modelo  ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (English and Spanish) 
8 p.m.  UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 (Prelims) Presented by Modelo  ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+ (English and Spanish) 
10 p.m.  UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 (Main Card)   ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish) 
1 a.m.  UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 Post Show*  ESPN+ 

* immediately following main card  

Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (All times ET) 

10:00 p.m.  Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson 
Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy 
Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya 
Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho 
8:00 p.m.  Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin 
Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira 
Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria 
Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis 
6:00 p.m.  Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye 
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares 
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera 




Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including more than 30 of the Year in Review press releases.
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