UFC 264 Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Press conference, how to watch, start time Before the fight comes the press conference… The UFC holds its first Las Vegas event with a live crowd on July 10 at T-Mobile Arena. The fight card, which streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view, is UFC 264. A third fight between former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and ex-interim UFC lightweight champ Dustin Poirier headlines the event.
UFC Vegas 264 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The PPV main card streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+.
Before the fighters meet inside the octagon, they face each other at the pre-fight press conference. That event takes place on Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
Watch the pre-fight press conference live stream for UFC 264 below.
UFC 264 – Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 date: UK start time, live stream, TV channel, prelims for trilogy fight – UK News Agency
There’s nothing quite like a Conor McGregor fight. This week he faces off against long time rival Dustin Poirier but, before that, comes the press conference,
It’ll be the third time the pair have faced off. The ledger currently stands at one a piece. McGregor defeated Poirier at Featherweight back in 2014, with a first round KO. Poirier returned the favour earlier this year at UFC 267 with a second round finish. The third contest will be the rubber match, and will almost certainly determine who fights the current UFC Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, next.
Who wins this time? Current odds have it almost exactly 50/50. I expected McGregor to make short work of Poirier in the second fight given how conclusive the first was, but Poirier’s improved defence, along with an improved chin at Lightweight, allowed him to withstand early pressure in the first round before taking over the fight. An accumulation of calf kicks, and some sharp boxing, allowed Poirier to take McGregor out in the second round.
Can McGregor find an answer to those calf kicks? Will he switch his current, boxing-heavy style for a return to the light-footed karate movement of his earlier fights? Can Poirier make lightning strike twice?
The UFC just released a brand new promo video to get us riled up.
When is the UFC 264 press conference?
The Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier press conference takes place on July 8 at 5 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT).
A McGregor press conference is almost as heavily anticipated as the fight itself. It’ll be available to watch on pretty much every possible platform: YouTube, UFC’s homepage, Twitch, and TikTok.
In the UK that’s 1 a.m. on July 9.
In Australia that’s 10 a.m. on July 9.
We’ve embedded the livestream above. Enjoy!
UFC 264 Start time
The UFC 264 main card starts at 10 p.m EDT (7 p.m. PDT) but here are all the details from multiple timezones.
The main card starts July 10, 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT).
The prelims start July 10, 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).
The early prelims start July 10, 6.15 p.m. EDT (3.15 p.m. PDT).
The main card starts July 11, 3 a.m. BST.
The prelims start July 11, 1 a.m. BST.
The early prelims start July 10, 11.15 p.m. BST.
The main card starts July 11, 12 noon AEST.
The prelims start July 11, 10 a.m. AEST.
The early prelims start July 11, 8.15 a.m. AEST.
How to watch UFC 264
The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. That’s great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you’re one of the UFC fans who want to watch UFC in the US.
In the US, if you want to know how to watch UFC 264, you’ll only find the fight night on PPV through ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options to watch UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:
Existing yearly ESPN Plus subscribers can order the upcoming UFC fight for $70.
Existing monthly ESPN Plus subscribers will be able to either upgrade to an annual plan and buy UFC PPV for $85 or purchase the ability to watch the UFC event on PPV for $70 by itself.
New ESPN Plus subscribers can buy a bundle of one UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $90. This is a decent deal. The previous bundle gave a saving of 25% but this new bundle is a 35% saving. The ESPN Plus annual ESPN subscription will auto-renew after one year, at the price of an ESPN Plus annual subscription at the time of auto-renewal.
MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 264 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 264 through Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation or using the UFC app on your Xbox.
Need more international viewing options? Try a VPN to change your IP address to access those US, UK or Australian options listed above. See the best VPNs currently recommended by CNET editors.
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First published on June 16, 2021 at 11:12 p.m. PT.