UFC 264 Poirier vs McGregor start time and how to watch in Australia
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will settle their final chapter with a trilogy fight at UFC 264. Here's how to watch.
The UFC's greatest act "The Notorious" Conor McGregor says he will "butcher" rival Dustin Poirier when they meet in the Octagon for the third and final time at UFC 264.
McGregor has been at his taunting, attention-grabbing best in the build-up to this mouthwatering bout. That included tweeting a screenshot of what appeared to be an Instagram message request to him from Poirier's wife, Julie.
Poirier vs McGregor 3 Australian start time
It all starts at 8am AEST on Sunday 11 July with the early prelims. The preliminary card starts at 10am AEST before the main events kicks off at 12pm AEST. Poirier and McGregor are likely to enter the Octagon around 3pm AEST.
- Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart: 12pm AEST
- Adelaide: 11:30am ACST
- Brisbane: 12pm AEST
- Darwin: 11:30am ACST
- Perth 10am AWST
How to watch UFC 264 live in Australia
There are a range of viewing options for UFC 264. ESPN is showing the preliminary card, while the main card is exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.
Live stream McGregor vs Poirier 3 on Kayo: Order the PPV here
Watch Poirier vs McGregor 3 main card
When it comes to the 5-fight main card, Main Event on Foxtel, Main Event on Kayo Sports, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 are the providers. You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay, unless you are heading to your local watering hole. Read on to find out more about watching the UFC 264 main card.
Stream UFC 264 on Main Event via Kayo Sports
Continuing an initiative that started with some huge boxing events last year, new, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers have an opportunity to secure this fight directly through Main Event.
Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform. All the information you need getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here. It also costs $54.95 and gives you full access to Kayo from 11–15 July.
Watch UFC 264 on Main Event
If you have a Foxtel subscription, UFC 264 will set you back $54.95. You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone. You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, over the phone only. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.
Watch McGregor vs Poirier via UFC Fight Pass
The UFC's official website is another option for watching the fight. It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass. You can sign up to Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass, but will still need to outlay for the PPV.
Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.
Watch Poirier vs McGregor 3 on your PlayStation
If you have a PlayStation 4 or PS5 console, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It is $54.95 or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members. This is the cheapest way to stream UFC 264.
How to watch UFC 264 with Fetch TV
This trilogy event will also cost you $54.95 with Fetch TV. Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have made the purchase you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.
UFC 264 Poirier vs McGregor 3 full card
- Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor, lightweight
- Gilbert Burns vs Stephen Thompson, welterweight
- Tai Tuivasa vs Greg Hardy, heavyweight
- Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya, women's bantamweight
- Sean O'Malley vs Kris Moutinho, bantamweight
- Carlos Condit vs Max Griffin, welterweight
- Niko Price vs Michel Pereira, welterweight
- Ryan Hall vs Ilia Topuria, featherweight
- Dricus du Plessis vs Trevin Giles, middleweight
How to watch Poirier vs McGregor 3 preliminary card
Live stream UFC 264 via Kayo Sports
Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, including access to every single UFC Fight Night. You can get a Basic subscription to Kayo for $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. For $35 a month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens.
There is a 14-day free trial so you can see if Kayo is right for you.
It boasts a range of features and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Macs, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2018 model or later), Chromecast and AirPlay. You can check out our full Kayo review for more information.
Who will win UFC 264 Poirier vs McGregor 3?
Poirier stunned McGregor when they last met in January this year, stopping the Irishman in the second round. It was revenge he'd waited almost 7 years for after losing his first fight against McGregor in 1 minute, 42 seconds in 2014.
The no-nonsense, softly spoken Poirier gave up a title shot in agreeing to fight McGregor last time and, perhaps, silence "The Notorious" for good.
While there's no title at stake in this fight, there is still plenty on the line, especially for McGregor. Lose and he may retire. Win and he'll have another title shot, according to UFC boss Dana White.
McGregor says he is more focused and better prepared this time than he was when Poirier humbled him in January. If his tough talk is anything to go by, things are very different now. McGregor was almost polite and subdued in the build-up to the January bout but the bombastic Irishman is back and as bold and brash as ever now.
Poirier is a knockout artist who has shown a willingness to let fights come to him in recent times and is a more measured and mature fighter. He surprised McGregor with a barrage of heavy low leg kicks in January, a tactic McGregor will no doubt be better prepared for in UFC 264.
In an interview this week, McGregor said he was going into the fight "with viscous intent" and had spent much more time preparing for Poirier than he did last time, warning his opponent that he'd be leaving the Octagon on a stretcher.
The stretcher might not happen but a McGregor win is certainly possible. Bookmakers have the fight at about a 50/50 split and that's how we see it, which makes UFC 264 a must-watch event in our view.
Update: We updated our article at 10:15am Sunday 11 July with new information including the Australian start time, fight preview and new broadcast information.
Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.
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