Will Fans Attend the UFC 264 Event?

Published 06/28/2021, 12:50 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The month of August is very special for fight fans as UFC is ready with its blockbuster event of UFC 264. ‘The Pride of Ireland’ Conor McGregor is all set to headline his eleventh main-event in the promotion against his old rival Dustin Poirier. The event is scheduled for July 10 and will be held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The rematch between the two got contested inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi with over 2000 fans in attendance. At that time crowed gathering was prohibited inside USA because of the wide spread of corona virus. Now UFC 264 will happen on the American soil so are fans allowed to attend this spectacular event?

The answer is yes. Good news continues as 20,800 fans will flood inside the T-Mobile area to enjoy the event.

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Dana White confirms that tickets for the event got sold out in just seconds after it appeared on sale. Marking it as the fourth full capacity event of 2021.

What makes Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 3 a grand event?

It’s an old rivalry that dates back to September 27, 2014. This was the first time when the duo met face to face in a Featherweight bout. The fight ended in the very first round when McGregor caught his opponent with a left hand behind the ear. The rematch became a revenge match for Dustin Poirier because he finally knocked out McGregor to even the scores.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The rematch is the second most successful event in the UFC selling 1,600,000 pay per views. The trilogy fight has a lot more on the line for both the fighters. This is a contest to decide the better mixed martial artist between the two. It’s probably the last time we see these combatants going toe to toe against each other, making it a must watch for MMA fans.

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Conor McGregor is one of the most talked about athletes in the world of sports. His achievements both in and outside the combat world have earned him the moniker of ‘The Pride of Ireland’. Every fight he fights has a tremendous impact on his name and brand, making it a must win situation in every fight. Therefore, this is the highest quality of sports drama a fan could ever demand, which makes it a grand event.

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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