Poirier (29-7 MMA) will likely be returning to motion for the primary time since defeating Michael Chandler by submission in November of final yr. ‘The Diamond’ has gained 4 of his previous 5 fights total, along with his lone loss within the stretch coming towards former UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira.
In the meantime, Justin Gaethje (24-4 MMA) will enter tonight’s headliner seeking to construct off the bulk resolution win he scored over Rafael Fiziev again in March. ‘The Spotlight’ has gained three of his previous Octagon appearances, along with his two losses coming by means of submission towards opponents Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira.
Poirier and Gaethje beforehand collided in April of 2018, with ‘The Diamond’ rising victorious by means of fourth-round TKO. The winner of tonight’s contest will likely be awarded with the promotion’s coveted BMF title.
UFC 291 is co-headlined by a lightweight heavyweight matchup that includes Alex Pereira taking up Jan Blachowicz.
Pereira (7-2 MMA) will likely be returning to motion for the primary time since shedding the UFC middleweight title to Israel Adesanya again in April of this yr. ‘Poatan’ has gone 3-1 since becoming a member of the UFC ranks, scoring stoppage victories over Sean Strickland and the aforementioned ‘Stylebender’ throughout that stretch.
In the meantime, Jan Blachowicz (29-9-1 MMA) will likely be competing for the primary time since combating Magomed Ankalaev to a break up draw for the vacant gentle heavyweight title at UFC 282. The Polish powerhouse has gone 6-1-1 over his previous eight fights, along with his lone loss in that point coming to Glover Teixeira by means of submission.
Additionally featured on tonight’s UFC 291 primary card is a extremely anticipated light-weight combat between Tony Ferguson and Bobby Inexperienced.
Ferguson (25-8 MMA) will enter the competition with hopes of snapping his present five-fight shedding streak. ‘El Cucuy’ suffered a submission loss to Nate Diaz in his most up-to-date effort at UFC 279. The 39-year-old picked up his most up-to-date win again in June of 2019, when he defeated Donald Cerrone by means of TKO.
In the meantime, Bobby Inexperienced (29-14-1 MMA) will even be seeking to return to the win column when he takes to the Octagon at tonight’s occasion in Salt Lake Metropolis. ‘King’ most not too long ago competed again in April of this yr, the place his bout with Jared Gordon was dominated a no-contest because of an unintentional conflict of heads. Previous to that, the 36-year-old was coming off back-to-back knockout losses to Drew Dober and Islam Makhachev.
Get all of tonight’s stay outcomes and highlights under (refresh for updates):
UFC 291 Predominant Card (10pm EST on PPV)
Dustin Poirier (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (156)
Jan Blachowicz (205) vs. Alex Pereira (205.5)
Derrick Lewis (263.5) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (262)
Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Bobby Inexperienced (155.5)
Michael Chiesa (170) vs. Kevin Holland (169.5)
UFC 291 Prelims (8pm EST on ESPN+)
Gabriel Bonfim (170) vs. Trevin Giles (170)
Vinicius Salvador (128.5)* vs. CJ Vergara (125.5)
Roman Kopylov (185) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (185.5)
Darrius Flowers (170.5) vs. Jake Matthews (170)
UFC 291 Early Prelims (7pm EST on ESPN+)
Uros Medic (170.5) vs. Matthew Semelsberger (169.5)
Priscila Cachoeira (125) vs. Miranda Maverick (125.5)
Who’re you selecting to win tonight’s UFC 291 primary occasion rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje?