Poirier vs. McGregor 3 to headline UFC 264 in Vegas on July 10

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off for media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is getting a chance to avenge his one-sided loss at UFC 257.

UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday that UFC 264 at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena on July 10 will be headlined by the rubber match between McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

White said the lightweight tilt will be witnessed by a "full-capacity" T-Mobile Arena, which can hold up to 20,000 fans for boxing/UFC events.

The last bout between the two southpaws saw Poirier (26-7) knock out the Irish superstar with a flurry of punches midway through the second round of January's UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

The result, which was McGregor's (22-5) first fight in a year, delivered the outspoken and controversial former two-weight champion his first defeat via punches in his mixed martial arts career and his second loss in his three MMA fights since 2016.

McGregor and Poirier met for the first time in September 2014 as featherweights, a bout that finished with a McGregor win via knockout after just 106 seconds during his incredible early-career success. McGregor became the featherweight champion 15 months later.

With files from The Associated Press

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