Justin Gaethje & Dustin Poirier will showdown at UFC 291 for the BMF title

Justin Gaethje & Dustin Poirier will showdown at UFC 291 for the BMF title

The scheduled main event, featuring Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, was announced by White. The two lightweights will rematch their thrilling encounter from last year, which Poirier won via fourth-round TKO. The BMF belt will be at stake as the lightweights compete not just for the title in the world, but the number one contender spot for the lightweight championship.

Important and captivating matchups fill out the remainder of the main card. Alex Pereira, the former middleweight champion, moves up to light heavyweight as promised, and Jan Blachowicz, a former light heavyweight champion, warmly accepts him at 205 pounds.

Additionally, against up-and-coming Brazilian Marcos Rogério de Lima, UFC knockout king Derrick Lewis aims to turn things around. The welterweight bouts between Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, a karate expert and previous championship contender, and the explosive and unpredictable Michel Pereira as well as the intriguing stylistic contest between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Holland round out the main bill. Also, a lightweight match between Tony Ferguson and Bobby Green is scheduled.

Paulo Costa and Ikram Aliskerov have been paired by White in a middleweight bout that is going to be entertaining.

Now that is what I call a card worthy for international fight week!

Ooohh who’s bad!?

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