UFC are looking to book the trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier for their July 10th pay-per-view event, as first reported by Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
The fight, should it be booked, would join UFC 262, which does not have a confirmed location at the moment. The report from ESPN says that Poirier has already signed off on the fight, and that McGregor has verbally agreed to the bout.
If the fight could happen, they would be meeting for the second time this year.
Poirier pulled off a stoppage win against McGregor in January, finishing him in the second round of their five-round bout with strikes. The fight avenged a 2014 loss Poirier took to McGregor, where he was finished within a round at UFC 178.
Poirier’s previous win saw him fight to a unanimous decision win over Dan Hooker after five rounds. The win was Poirier’s first after losing a title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019.
McGregor’s match in January was his first appearance in a year. His prior bout dated back to early 2020, where he stopped Donald Cerrone in only 40 seconds.
Now even with a win each in their rivalry, the fighters will have a chance to pick up a second win in the trilogy fight.
Here are the bouts which are currently projected to happen at UFC 264.
Bout 4: Dustin Poirier (27-6) vs. Conor McGregeor (22-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Gilbert Burns (19-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (16-4-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 2: Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) vs. Jessica Eye (15-9) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Omari Akhmedov (21-5-1) vs. Brad Tavares (18-6) (Middleweight)