What Time Does Conor McGregor Versus Dustin Poirier Fight Start, End?

Written By Matt Burke on July 10, 2021

Any time Conor McGregor steps into the octagon it is a major event. That is certainly the case for UFC 264, which will take place on Saturday, July 10. McGregor and Dustin Poirier will fight in the main event of the gigantic card. Here we will look at odds for the event and provide an answer as to what time does the McGregor versus Poirier fight start and end? Bettors on the East Coast, in particular, will certainly be wanting to know how late they have to stay up.

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What time does McGregor Poirier fight start and end?

East Coast viewers are yearning for UFC 254, which featured Khabib versus Gaethje. That mega-card started at 2 in the afternoon on the East Coast. But as is tradition in the fight game, this one will bleed into Sunday morning.

The main card, which features five bouts, will start at 10 p.m. ET. As for what time does the McGregor versus Poirier fight start and end, pencil in that it will begin around 12:10 p.m. ET. Of course, you’ll want to find a good spot on the couch before then. The average UFC fight is just nine minutes long, so if the previous fights end early we could get an earlier main event.

If some of the matches go long, we could see McGregor versus Poirier go off closer to 12:30 p.m. ET and the PPV would end close to 1 a.m. ET. A five-round fight in UFC can be as long as 29 minutes when you include rest time.
The preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+ while the early prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card will live stream on ESPN+ but it will not be free if you already have an account as you will have to pay an additional fee to get a link to watch McGregor versus Poirier.

Odds for the event

The UFC 264 odds provided below are from FanDuel Sportsbook. FanDuel is currently offering up to a $1000 risk free bet for new users. The book also has a 30/1 odds boost on McGregor vs. Poirier 3 in which you can bet just $5 to win $150. To sign up now for FanDuel Sportsbook go here.

  • Dustin Poirier -128 vs. Conor McGregor +104
  • Stephen Thompson -152 vs. Gilbert Burns +124
  • Tai Tuivasa -136 vs. Greg Hardy +112
  • Irene Aldana -118 vs. Yana Kunitskaya -104
  • Sean O’Malley -1200 vs. Kris Moutinho +680
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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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