Monday, June 5, 2023

Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje get the revenge of their dreams; When and where will they meet?

After months of speculation between the two sides, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will get their revenge at UFC 291, with the body’s president Dana White confirming they will attend the event, where they will have a five-round bout at 155. pound. as the weight limit.

The fight has been promoted as the second to be contested for the “BMF” title, which became vacant following the retirement of Jorge Masvidal, who won it in 2019 from Nate Diaz. The show will take place on July 29 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.

wind of revenge

It’s been five years since Poirier and Gaethje met, with the Louisiana native winning in four rounds. Now, they will be the main event of a card that will also feature the light heavyweight debut of former middleweight champion Alex Pereira, who will face Jan Blochovich (29-9-1) in the co-main event.

Likewise, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson (25-8) will face Bobby Green (29-14-1); Paulo Costa (14-2) will also fight at middleweight against Ikram Eliskerov (14-1) for the first time since last July, and Michael Chiesa (16-6) will complete the card against Kevin Holland (24-9). Welterweight fight.

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a valuable prize

The winner’s reward will be a title shot at the 155-pound division championship currently held by Islam Makhachev: Poirier, 34, comes in second in the division rankings, with a record in his quest to become the main challenger in 2021, which will see him beat Charles Oliveira was defeated.

For his part, the 34-year-old Gaethje comes in as the third-best fighter, also with a loss at the hands of the Brazilian, but his win against Rafael Fizziev in March put him back on the map to earn this new title. opportunity to cross.

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