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UFC is set to make a splash in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 29 with a pay-per-view event that deviates from the norm by not featuring any UFC championships. Instead, fans can look forward to witnessing the highly anticipated rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, who previously engaged in a memorable battle in 2018. To add to the excitement, the ceremonial BMF title will be up for grabs.
The first encounter between Poirier and Gaethje took place in April 2018, lasting four grueling rounds before Gaethje was eventually defeated by strikes. While the BMF title may just be symbolic, both fighters have their sights set on challenging UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. A standout performance in this match could potentially pave the way to an eventual showdown.
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In addition to the Poirier vs. Gaethje rematch, UFC 291 boasts an action-packed card featuring fan-favorite fighters. Notable matchups include former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira making his light heavyweight debut, as well as appearances by Derrick Lewis, Kevin Holland, Paulo Costa, Tony Ferguson, and Stephen Thompson among others.
Here is the complete fight card for UFC 291 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest news, features, and content surrounding this highly anticipated event.
UFC 291 Fight Card and Odds
- Dustin Poirier -135 vs. Justin Gaethje +115, lightweights
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira, light heavyweights
- Bobby Green vs. Tony Ferguson, lightweights
- Ikram Aliskerov vs. Paulo Costa, middleweights
- Stephen Thompson vs. Michel Pereira, welterweights
- Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogerdio de Lia, heavyweights
- Kevin Holland vs. Michael Chiesa, welterweights
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Yohan Lainesse, welterweights
- Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro, middleweights
- CJ Vergara vs. Vinicius Salvador, flyweights
- Trevin Giles vs. Gabriel Bonfim, welterweights
- Joanne Wood vs. Priscila Cachoeira, women’s flyweights
UFC 291 Event Information
- Date: July 29
- Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV