UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) that will take place on July 29, 2023, at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
The event will mark the promotion’s third visit to Salt Lake City and first since UFC 278 in August 2022. The main event will feature a lightweight rematch between former interim UFC Lightweight Champions Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. The two first met at UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje in April 2018, a fight that was considered “Fight of the Year” by several media outlets. Poirier won that fight by fourth-round TKO.
In the co-main event, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz will face Alex Pereira, a former two-time GLORY middleweight champion. Pereira is undefeated in his MMA career, with all 10 of his wins coming by knockout. Blachowicz is looking to bounce back from his loss to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267 in October 2021.
The event will also feature a welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Championship challenger Stephen Thompson and Michel Pereira. Thompson is a former interim UFC Welterweight Champion, while Pereira is a rising star in the division. The two were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 289, but the bout was canceled when contracts were not signed.
UFC 291 is shaping up to be a must-see event for fans of mixed martial arts. The main event is a rematch between two of the best lightweights in the world, and the co-main event features a clash of two top light heavyweights. There are also several other exciting fights on the card, making this an event that you won’t want to miss.
Introduction to Dustin Poirier:
Dustin Poirier is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion and has been ranked as high as #2 in the UFC lightweight rankings. Poirier is known for his aggressive fighting style and his ability to finish fights. He has 15 knockouts and 7 submissions to his credit.
Poirier was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 17. He made his professional MMA debut in 2009 and quickly rose through the ranks. He won his first UFC fight in 2011 and has since gone on to become one of the most popular and successful fighters in the promotion.
Poirier has fought some of the best lightweights in the world, including Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Max Holloway. He has won several Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses, and he is considered one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC.
Introduction to Justin Gaethje:
Justin Gaethje is an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former interim UFC Lightweight Champion and has been ranked as high as #3 in the UFC lightweight rankings. Gaethje is known for his aggressive fighting style and his ability to finish fights. He has 19 knockouts and 1 submission to his credit.
Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona, and began training in wrestling at the age of 13. He later switched to MMA and made his professional debut in 2011. He quickly rose through the ranks and won the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Lightweight Championship in 2014.
Gaethje joined the UFC in 2017 and has since fought some of the best lightweights in the world, including Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier, and Khabib Nurmagomedov. He has won several Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses, and he is considered one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC.
How to View the UFC 291.?
- The event will be broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States.
- The main card will begin at 10:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM PT.
- The preliminary card will begin at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.
- The early prelims will begin at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.