Live updates: UFC 264: Conor McGregor v Dustin Poirier III, from Las Vegas, Nevada

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Wrap - Thanks so much for joining us for UFC 264 - we will have a short highlights video package up shortly.

4:37pm - Crazy end to the fight. While McGregor has an out with the ankle, he was getting whopped once the fight hit the mat. Poirier was in control and landing some huge shots and now moves on to a title fight. 

4:36pm - McGregor is still on the mat - doctor's looking to splint the leg. Conor talking trash from the ground and he's pretty pissed about the result. His leg is in a splint now. 

Main Event: Lightweight - Dustin Poirier (27-6-1) v Conor McGregor (22-5)
Result: Poirier defeats McGregor via doctor's stoppage (broken ankle) - Round 1

4:31pm - So Conor wasn't dropped with a shot - they both missed on big shots and McGregor lost his balance and his ankle broke underneath him. Horrible to see that.

Round 1: Conor opens up with a spinning side kick to the body and lands a stiff body kick. Comor lands a left hand that stings Poirier. Big left hand misses for Conor and Poirier lands a nice combination. Leg kick lands for Conor and another. Big left hand lands for Dustin and that hurts Comor who clinches in recovery. Dustin forces the fight to the cage. McGregor got lit up a bit there. McGregor drops down fpor a guillotine but Poirier works out of it and lands a couple shots from top. Poirier in full guard lands a big elbow on McGregor. Poirier in control. Comor lands a couple solid elbows from the bottom as Poirier lands a couple huge shots himself.  Big right hand from the top lands for Poirier as Conor turtles a bit. Poirier is mauling McGregor... dropping big bombs. 30 seconds on the clock - Poirier on control and Conor looks gassed as they stand back up Poirier lands a huge right hand and drops McGregor as the time ticks down...several shots follow as the round ends. Wait - McGregor can't get up - he has a broken ankle by the looks of it and the fight is over! Dominance.

4:22pm - Don't bet on a touch of gloves to open. Herb Dean calls them in for final instructions and McGregor is goating Poirier who is as calm as can be. It's time folks. Here we go. 

4:18pm - Bruce Buffer with the fighter introductions - McGregor with a majority of the support and that comes with being the biggest name in the history of MMA. Referee for this one will be Herb Dean. 

4:17pm - Here we go - Five rounds in the UFC lightweight division with the prize being a lightweight title fight later in 2021 against the champ - Charles Oliviera. 

4:14pm - And now Poirier makes his cage walk - he is oozing confidence after the bout in January. Make no mistake about - Dustin Poirier is a dangerous man. 13-1 in his last 14 fights - the only loss to Khabib Nurmagomedev - the greatest lightweight of all time.

4:12pm - McGregor looks his old self - men mugging the camera with the billion dollar strut as he makes his way out to the Octagon.

4:10pm - McGregor out first to a thunderous ovation from the jam-packed T-Mobile Arena.

4:05pm - Okay we are at that moment - McGregor v Poirier III - the trilogy fight. I think Dustin will take this. He proved his stopping power in the last fight and has fought and beaten the best in the world in the last two years. Having said that, McGregor is a special, special talent and only needs one opening to end the night for Poirier. Strap in folks. Not to far away.

4:03pm - That was an excellent outing from the Brazilian who shut down 'Wonderboy's' tricky striking game and he should bet a big fight next at 170 pounds. Maybe Leon Edwards or even Jorge Masvidal.

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns (19-4) v  Stephen Thompson (16-4-1)
Result: Burns via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Round 3 - Final round is underway. Leg kick followed by a glancing head kick for Thompson. Side kick lands for Thompson. Burns staying patient as Thompson lands a nice right hand. Jab whiffs for Thompson. Thompson with another straight right and then stings Burns with a  spinning head kick - Burns lands a right hand as Thompson comes in and then shoots - Thompson stuffs but Burns presses Thompson against the cage. Burns looked hurt there for a second but has recovered and he swings Thompson to the mat where he is at his best.  Burns has halfguard - Thompson needs to get up - this fight is Burns to lose from here. Burns looking to ride the round out on top as he jumps to side control. Knee to the body lands for Gilbert with 60 seconds remaining. Gilbert has mount and lands three-four heavy shots to end the round and he'll take this one by decision. Newshub score 10-9 and the fight 30-27

Round 2 - The touch gloves to open the second round. Burns whiffs on a head kick. Spinning attack misses for Thompson who looks worried about the takedown. Body kick by Thompson is blocked. Front leg side kick lands for Thompson and a spinning back kick to the body. Burns with a stabbing front kick to the knee lands. Body kick is blocked by Burns. Leg kick lands for Burns. Spinning kick to the dome lands for Thompson but Burns connects with a heavy right hand. Burns lunges in with a right hook but it's blocked. Right hand lands for Thompson. Side kick misses for Thompson. Not much landing for either guy as Thompson stuffs a takedown. Burns lands a right hand on the break. Low leg kick lands for Burns and a right hand as he shoots on a takedown and lands. Burns lands a couple shots as Thompson regains his feet as the round ends. Tough to score that. Newshub score: Burns 10-9

Round 1 - Referee for the co-main event is Marc Goddard. Thompson with his awkward karate style is alway hard to figure out and Burns is being super cautious to open. Burns explodes with an overhand right but misses. Thompson with a jab lands. Burns in for the takedown .... Thompson stuffs but Gilbert forces him against the fence. Knee in the clinch lands for Thompson. Several short knees land for Thompson in the clinch .. he's still looking for the takedown and switches to the single leg and pulls Thompson to the mat. Burns to halfguard and lands a few punches. Not a fun place to be for Thompson under a Brazilian jujitsu world champion. Thompson uses the cage to stand back up as Burns lands a couple big right hands. Burns pressing Thompson against the cage as the round winds down. Dominant round for the Brazilian although Thompson ends with a jead kick. Newshub score: Burns 10-9

3:32pm - Should be a good one this. Burns is coming off an unsuccessful challenge for the title when he was knocked out by Kamaru Usman, but before that he went on a 8-1 run. Thompson is back on track after a 1-3 run - winning his last two fights to earn this title eliminator. 

3:25pm - Up next, a welterweight feature between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson.

3:21pm - Tuivasa follows up that perfromance with a shoey! Another iconic moment.

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa (11-3) v Greg Hardy (7-3-1)
Result: Tuivasa via KO (Punches) - Round 1

Round 1 - The referee for this one is Mark Smith. Tai coming out light on his feet and lands a couple heavy leg kicks. Right hand tags Tai. Hardy has big power. Big right hands whiffs for Tai.  Leg kick for Tai lands. Big right hand from Tai as Hardy follows with a heavy left but Tai lands a thunderous left-right combo and Hardy is out cold!

3:13pm - Tai Tuivasa coming out to Spice Girls' "What I really Want".... iconic moment.

3:09pm - This will be a slugfest and shouldn't go the distance - two heavy hitters.

3:06pm - Kiwi Joseph Parker is in the house so I guess that dispells the rumours he has COVID-19.

3:05pm - That was a fantastic showing from Aldana who survived an early onslaught from Kunitskaya and overwhelmed her in the final two minutes. 

Women's bantamweight: Irene Aldana (12-6) v  Yana Kunitskaya (14-5)
Result: Aldana defeats Kunitskaya via TKO (punches) - Round 1

Round 1 - Referee for this one is Jason Herzog and we are underway. They touch gloves to start. Early leg kick lands for Yana and a kick to the body. Another leg kick lands. Jab lands for Yana as Aldana lands a counter right. Spinning attack misses for Yana as they clinch. Knee in the clinch lands for Yana...Aldana lands an elbow and cuts Yana. Head kick misses for Yana. Aldana lands a nice counter right hand and a short uppercut and follows with a big ripping hody shot. Aldana growing in confidence. Jab lands for Aldana as Yana lands a knee as they clinch. Big left hand lands for Aldana and she drops Yana...she follows to the mat and lands a couple of big hammer fists. Into side control know but she stands back up and is posturing over Yana playing with her legs .. she drops back into side control and lands a couple of big right hands. Yana turtles and Aldana unloads a barrage of shots and Herzog steps in to stop the fight. Awesome performance.

2:52pm - Conor McGregor is in the house.

2:47pm - That was a fun fight. Moutinho is as tough as they come, while O'Malley is as slick a striker as the UFC has on its roster.

Bantamweight - Sean O'Malley (13-1) v Kris Moutinho (9-4)
Result: Sean O'Malley via TKO (Strikes) - Round 3

Round 3 - Right hands just whiffs for O'Malley. Left hand lands for O'Malley still under the pressure of Moutinho who lands a big left hand. O'Malley with a front kick lands. Leg kick lands for Moutinho. Straight right lands for O'Malley. Big right hand lands for O'Malley but this kids chin is stupid good.  Jab lands for O'Malley. Right hand lands for Moutinho but O'malley fires back a counter. Moutinho finally slowing down a bit - O'Malley has landed 280 shots. Knee lands for O'Malley and a huge right hand but he still won't drop.  Another right lands and a front kick. Moutinho getting a second wind now fires back with a right. Double jab lands for O'Malley and a big right hand and another and referee Herb Dean stops the fight. Wow! Not sure if that was needed but Herb is one of the best in the buisness and felt Moutinho had taken too many shots.

Round 2 - O'Malley with a front kick to open the round. Solid leg kick lands for O'Malley but Moutinho continues to pressure. Right hand lands for O'Malley and a head kick that is blocked.  Left hand lands for O'Malley as Moutinho lands a kick to the body. One-two lands for O'Malley.  Straight left lands for O'Malley as he avoids the counter. Jab lands for O'Malley but he continues to back up under the pressure of Moutinho. Right hand lands for O'Malley and a front kick. Big right hand cracks Moutinho but he's still standing. Lead left hook lands for O'malley but he takes a deep breath under the pressure of Moutinho.  Front kick lands for O'Malley - Moutinho is still walking forward like a zombie taking shots. Right hand ends the round for O'Malley. Newshub score: O'Malley 10-9

Round 1 - Herb Dean is the referee and we are underway. Moutinho getting right to it with aggression....O'Malley staying calm and using his long legs to control distance. Jab lands for O'Malley and a stiff head kick. O'Malley gets cracked witha  right hand but he's okay. Moutinho is swinging hard. O'Malley moving well but is under pressure early. Uppercut lands for O'Malley and a spinning head kick. He backs off and lands a long left hand. Another left lands for O'Malley. Front kick lands for O'Malley as Moutinho lands an inside leg kick. Right hand is there for O'Malley but Moutinho continues to puch the pace and lands a stiff right hand and a leg kick. Front kick lands for O'Malley and a straight left and a big knee up the middle. Right hand lands for O'Malley - this Moutinho kid is tough as O'Malley drops him with a right hands but the round ends. Newshub score: O'Malley 10-9

2:18pm - "We are live" says the voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer and following fighter introductions we will be underway. 

2:14pm - Moutinho and O'Malley set for their cage walks - look for O'Malley to make a statement on the big stage against a guy making his UFC debut. 

2:11pm - The Diamond is in the house.

2:01pm - Main card only moments away - we will begin with a bantamweight bout between 'Sugar' Sean O'Malley and late replacement Kris Moutinho making his UFC debut.
O'Malley is a supertstar in the making who bounced back last time out after dropping a loss for the first time in his career. he has three knockouts in his four UFC wins. 

2:00pm - Tai Tuivasa will be part of the main card against former NFL player Greg Hardy.

1:59pm - Great fight. Condit couldn't get going until late and didn't have enough to come over the top. 

Welterweight: Carlos Condit v  Max Griffin 
Result: Griffin defeats Condit via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

1:31pm - Up next, a welterweight scrap between veteran Carlos Condit (32-13) and Max Griffin (17-8).

Don't be confused by the record of Condit - the dude is a legit warrior and superb striker who is riding a two-fight win streak and a win tonight will get him back in the rankings. 

1:30pm - That was one hell of a fight. Price came on strong at the end but gave away the first two rounds. 

Welterweight: Niko Price v  Michel Pereira 
Result: Pereira defeats Price via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1:12pm - Crazy fight so far.

12:52pm - Up next two entertaining fighters do battle. Nico Price (14-4-2) takes on Michel Pereira (25-11-+2). This should be a fun one. 

12:46pm - Yeah Mel Gibson.

12:45pm - Topuria gets the win with vicious ground and pound on the submission wizzard. 

Featherweight: Ryan Hall  v  Ilia Topuria 
Result: Topuria defeats Hall via knockout (punches) - Round 1

12:31pm - Up next a really interesting featherweight bout between Ryan Hall (8-1) and Ilia Topuria (10-0). Both these guys are undefeated inside the Octagon with Hall being a submission ace and Topuria a well-rounded Spanish fighter who is considered one of the brightest prospects in the UFC.

12:23pm - Brutal KO win for Du Plessis. He dropped Giles with a big right hand and after a few follow upp shots the referee stepped in to stop the fight. 

Middleweight: Trevin Giles v Dricus Du Plessis 
Result: Du Plessis defeats Giles via knockout (punches) - Round 2

12:06pm - Up next a middleweight bout between Trevin Giles (14-2) and Dricus Du Plessis (15-2).
These two looking to break into the middleweight rankings. 

12:04pm - That was a hell of a fight. Maia gets the nod as she looks to work her way back towards a shot at Velentina Shevchenko - one of the best fighters on the planet.

Women's flyweight: Jennifer Maia v Jessica Eye
Result: Maia v unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

11:36am - Up next a women's flyweight fight between two former title challengers .... Jennifer Maia and Jessica Eye.

11:34am - Had a chance to interview Joseph Parker last week - feel free to have a listen while you enjoy the coverage. 

11:32am - Great middleweight fight. Tavares has a Kiwi connection...he is trained by the icon Ray Sefo. He has also shared the Octagon with Israel Adesanya - dropping a decision loss in 2018. 

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov v Brad Tavares
Result: Tavares via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

11:23pm - Very good undercard tonight, including a mega welterweight title eliminator between Stephen Thompson and Gilbert Burns. Also Australian striker Tai Tuivasa goes up against former NFL defensive kingpin Greg Hardy.

Flyweight: Zhalgas Zhumagulov v Jerome Rivera
Result: Zhumagulov defeats Rivera by first-round submission (choke)

11:18am - Good morning fight fans and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of UFC 264.
Will have play-by-play coverage of the main card from 2pm this afternoon and fight results of the prelim matchups. 

In what could prove to be the most pivotal non-title fight in UFC history, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier do to war for the third time at UFC 264.

The two lightweight division superstars share a win a piece in two fights, with McGregor scoring a knockout win in 2014, and Poirier gaining his revenge inn January, flooring the Irish striker with a second round stoppage.

The winner of this fight will challenge Charles Oliviera for the lightweight title later this year, while the loser will suffer a major setback on their journey back to UFC gold.

Fight card:

Early prelims

Flyweight: Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jerome Rivera
Result: Zhumagulov defeats Rivera by first-round submission (choke)

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Brad Tavares
Result: Tavares via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Women's flyweight: Jennifer Maia vs. Jessica Eye


Middleweight: Trevin Giles vs. Dricus Du Plessis 

Featherweight: Ryan Hall  vs. Ilia Topuria 

Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira 

Welterweight: Carlos Condit vs. Max Griffin 

Main card

Bantamweight: Sean O'Malley  vs. Kris Moutinho 

Women's bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Yana Kunitskaya 

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Greg Hardy 

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson 

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier  vs. Conor McGregor