Don’t miss the high-stakes rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje at UFC 291. Find out who will come out on top and position themselves for a potential title match.
Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje are set to face off in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 291. The fighters have both expressed their readiness for a brutal five-round battle in the octagon, with the potential for serious consequences. Poirier, ranked second in the lightweight division , and Gaethje, ranked third, are vying for a chance at a title match. The winner of this bout will position themselves for a potential title shot against the reigning champion, Islam Makhachev.
This rematch holds significant importance for both fighters, as they have both previously held the lightweight belt but lost it in subsequent fights. Poirier, who resides in Coconut Creek, Florida, sees this fight as an opportunity to solidify his legacy and claim the BMF belt, which will be awarded to the winner. The BMF belt, standing for Bad (Unprintable), is a unique creation by the UFC.
The first encounter between Poirier and Gaethje took place five years ago, resulting in a fourth-round technical knockout by Poirier. However, both fighters assert that they have evolved since then, making it difficult to draw conclusions from their previous bout. Nevertheless, they anticipate a thrilling and action-packed rematch that could rival their first meeting.
In the co-main event, Jan Blachowicz, a former light heavyweight champion from Warsaw, Poland, will face off against Alex Pereira, a former middleweight champion residing in Danbury, Connecticut. This clash between two former champions adds another layer of excitement to the already stacked card.
Stay tuned for the highly anticipated rematch between Poirier and Gaethje at UFC 291, where two elite fighters will leave it all in the octagon in pursuit of victory and a shot at the lightweight title.