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UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje – The Rematch of the Century

Get ready for the highly anticipated UFC 291 event featuring the rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. Witness the clash of titans and other exciting matchups.

The highly anticipated UFC 291 pay-per-view (PPV) event is set to take place on July 29, 2023, at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event will feature a thrilling lightweight title fight between two long-time rivals, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. The rematch between these two fighters has been five years in the making and is expected to be an absolute war inside the Octagon.

In the co-main event of the evening, former light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will face off against ex-middleweight titleholder Alex Pereira. Both fighters are looking to make a statement in the 205-pound division and earn a future title shot. This matchup promises to be a clash of styles and a battle for supremacy.

Other fan favorites scheduled to compete at UFC 291 include Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson, and Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland. These fighters are known for their exciting fighting styles and always put on a show for the fans. The Beehive State is in for a night of non-stop action and unforgettable moments.

Before the fighters step into the Octagon, they must first weigh in. The UFC 291 early weigh-ins will be streamed live from the promotion’s host hotel. The weigh-ins are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET and are expected to last approximately two hours. All 24 fighters will have to make weight in order to compete on the card.

Later in the day, the UFC 291 ceremonial weigh-ins will take place at the Delta Center. This is where the fighters will face off and engage in intense staredowns, building up the anticipation for their fights. The ceremonial weigh-ins will be broadcasted live at 7 p.m. ET.

Here are the complete results of the UFC 291 early weigh-ins:

Weight Class Fighter Weight
Lightweight Dustin Poirier 155 lbs
Lightweight Justin Gaethje 156 lbs
Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz 205 lbs
Light Heavyweight Alex Pereira 205.5 lbs
Welterweight Stephen Thompson 170.5 lbs
Welterweight Michel Pereira 174 lbs*
Lightweight Tony Ferguson 155 lbs
Lightweight Bobby Green 155.5 lbs
Welterweight Michael Chiesa 170 lbs
Welterweight Kevin Holland 169.5 lbs

The UFC 291 event will also feature an exciting lineup of preliminary fights. These fights will be broadcasted on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+. Some of the notable matchups include Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trevin Giles, Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro, and Jake Matthews vs. Darrius Flowers.

In addition, there will be early prelims that will be exclusively streamed on ESPN+. These fights include C.J. Vergara vs. Vinicius Salvador, Matthew Semelsberger vs. Uros Medic, and Miranda Maverick vs. Priscila Cachoeira.

Don’t miss out on the action-packed UFC 291 event. Tune in to witness the rematch of the century between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, as well as other thrilling matchups that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.