UFC 264 is live, and will be a white hot crowd The main event is a lightweight bout fight between No. 5 Conor McGregor and No. 1 Dustin Poirier. There are five fights on the main card, four on the preliminary card, and three on the early preliminary card that starts at 6:30 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.
We’ll be tracking all the results tonight. Below you’ll find the winner, how they secured a victory, and adding gifs, and video of exciting moments or stoppages where we can. Make sure to follow along throughout the evening! We’ve also included the odds for all fights from DraftKings Sportsbook as of 4:00 p.m.
Main event: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, lightweight
Winner: Dustin Poirier
Winning Method: Dustin Poirier wins by TKO (broken leg) after the first round.
Poirier wins the trilogy! Conor somehow broke his leg while both fighters missed trying to land a punch, and thus he couldn’t stand up to continue after finishing the round on his back. Absolutely crazy.
Conor McGregor breaks his leg at the end of the first round pic.twitter.com/hJIGWuRKMP— Will (@ChillemDafoe) July 11, 2021
Full credit to McGregor for even finishing the round, because that was a grisly injury. Poirier wins.
Here’s McGregor’s post-fight interview, which was .. well, extremely Conor.
Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson, welterweight
Winner: Gilbert Burns
Winning Method: Gilbert Burns wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Burns was the +130 underdog, but did a wonderful job holding off a tough and awkward opponent. While Thompson did win the third round, it was too little too late. The stats had “Durinho” leading on significant strikes just 29-19, but had 7:13 of fight control.
Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy, heavyweight
Winner: Tai Tuivasa (-137)
Winning Method: Tai Tuivasa wins by KO at 1:07 of the first round.
Hardy got dropped faster in the octagon than by the Cowboys after another arrest.
And then THE LEGEND Tai Tuivasa celebrates as only he can. It’s pretty fantastic with a full crowd to be able to celebrate like this.
Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya, women’s bantamweight
Irene Aldana: -124 (58% of action, 53% of bets)
Yana Kunitskaya: +100 (42% of action, 47% of bets)
Winner: Irene Aldana
Winning Method: Irene Aldana wins by TKO at 4:35 of the first round.
She might have missed weight, but she didn’t miss many punches tonight. The hammerfists opened up Kunitskaya pretty big, and the -124 favorite made pretty quick work of her Russian opponent.
Dropped her with the left hook— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 11, 2021
Irene Aldana (-108) ✅pic.twitter.com/MetrM7xF1d
Sean O’Malley vs. Kris Moutinho, bantamweight
Winner: Sean O’Malley
Winning Method: Sean O’Malley wins by TKO at 4:33 of the third round.
Moutinho took this fight on just 11 days notice, but the stats are incredible. The loser was never knocked down, but absorbed 249 of 313 shots thrown by O’Malley. He walked forward while getting absolutely firebombed every time he came forward. This fight shattered several UFC stats records, and still it was a very controversial stoppage by referee Herb Dean because Moutinho was still on his feet.
An incredible performance by the loser, who might be the toughest human to ever enter the octagon. O’Malley looked great, but the granite his opponent is carved out of is the real story. Let’s hope he earns a real UFC contract after that.
Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin, welterweight
Winner: Max Griffin
Winning Method: Max Griffin wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
No doubt about this one, the -190 favorite won 93-57 on significant strikes, and had the only takedown with 1:11 of fight control.
Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira, welterweight
Winner: Michel Pereria
Winning Method: Michel Pereria wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Some controversy, and the crowd pretty loudly booed after it was decided. Pereria had to hang on until the final round for the victory. He’s doing better than his Brazilian national soccer team, who is down 1-0 to Argentina in the second half of the Copa America Final right now
Pereria’s style is always highly entertaining, but this mid-round backflip from Pereria was worth the price of admission
Ryan Hall vs. Ilia Topuria, featherweight
Winner: Ilia Topuria
Winning Method: Ilia Topuria wins by KO at 4:47 of the first round.
Complete domination once it got on the mat. A big win for the -235 favorite for the Georgian Ilia Topuria, who remains undefeated as an MMA professional.
Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis, middleweight
Winner: Dricus Du Plessis
Winning Method: Dricus Du Plessis wins by KO at 1:41 of the second round.
The -118 favorite right on the button! He’s now 2-0 in the UFC.
Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye, women’s flyweight
Winner: Jennifer Maia (-200 favorite)
Winning Method: Jennifer Maia wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Probably a closer bout than the scores indicate. Maia led 61-41 on significant strikes, but the only two takedowns and :56 of fight control. And with three straight losses, despite being ranked, that might be the last we see of Jessica Eye in the UFC on this contract.
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares, middleweight
Winner: Brad Tavares
Winning Method: Brad Tavares wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
The -177 favorite hangs on winning the last two rounds it appears. He outstruck his opponent 68-50, though Akhmedov had the advantage in fight control 1:42-0:09, and had both takedowns. Close, but likely the right decision.
Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera, flyweight
Winner: Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Winning Method: Zhalgas Zhumagulov wins by submission (guillotine) at 2:02 of the first round.
An awkward choke, Zhalgas he makes it look easy to get his first submission UFC win. He was a heavy favorite at -345 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
What a way to start UFC 264— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) July 10, 2021
Zhalgas Zhumagulov (-315) defeats Jerome Rivera with a standing guillotine pic.twitter.com/OwSvthHUFp
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