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Poirier vs. Gaethje Rematch: Intense Battle for the BMF Belt at UFC 291

Get ready for an intense rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje at UFC 291. The battle for the BMF belt promises an epic showdown. Find out all the details here.

Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje are set to face off once again in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 291. This showdown is a repeat of their epic clash in 2018, which saw Poirier emerge victorious with a fourth-round TKO. However, this time, there’s an added twist – the BMF belt is up for grabs.

The BMF belt, short for ‘baddest motherf—er,’ was introduced in 2019 during the fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. It symbolizes the ultimate title for the toughest fighters in the UFC. With both Poirier and Gaethje known for their relentless fighting styles, this match promises to be a brutal battle for supremacy.

The main card of UFC 291 will take place at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City and will be available for pay-per-view streaming on ESPN+. The event kicks off at 10 p.m. ET, with prelims airing on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m., followed by early prelims exclusively on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m.

Dustin Poirier (29-7, 1 NC) has been a dominant force in the lightweight division , losing only twice in his last 12 fights. His defeats came at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira in UFC lightweight championship bouts. Poirier’s most recent victory was a third-round submission win over Michael Chandler in November. He currently holds the 10th spot in the ESPN pound-for-pound men’s rankings and is ranked 5th in the lightweight division .

Justin Gaethje (24-4) has also showcased his impressive skills in recent bouts, winning two out of his last three fights. His most recent triumph was a majority-decision victory over Rafael Fiziev in March. Gaethje is ranked 4th among lightweights according to ESPN. With his aggressive fighting style and knockout power, he poses a significant threat to Poirier’s quest for victory.

In addition to the highly anticipated rematch between Poirier and Gaethje, the co-main event features a thrilling light heavyweight clash between former champions Jan Blachowicz and Alex Pereira. Blachowicz, who previously reigned as the middleweight champion, will now test his skills in the light heavyweight division against Pereira.

The UFC 291 fight card also includes other action-packed fighters such as Derrick Lewis and Tony Ferguson. Both Lewis and Ferguson have faced recent struggles, making their matches all the more intriguing.

Here is the complete fight card for UFC 291:

Fight Weight Class
Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje Lightweight
Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira Light Heavyweight
Derrick Lewis vs. TBA Heavyweight
Tony Ferguson vs. TBA Lightweight

Leading up to UFC 291, experts have been analyzing the storylines behind these top fights. They have dissected the fighters’ strategies, strengths, and weaknesses, providing valuable insights for fans and enthusiasts.

Don’t miss out on this electrifying event. Tune in to UFC 291 to witness the intense rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje as they battle it out for the prestigious BMF belt.