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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier side-by-side pics: UFC 264 trilogy transformations!

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With the score tied one apiece, bitter enemies Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will complete their trilogy in the UFC 264 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, a lightweight battle that ends a rivalry first started on the UFC 178 fight card way back in Sept. 2014.

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That’s where McGregor drew first blood, courtesy of a first-round technical knockout. Poirier would later avenge that loss as one half of the UFC 257 headliner last January, leading to their July 10 rubber match inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A lot has changed over the last seven years, including McGregor and Poirier.

First up is UFC 178 (145 pounds):

McGregor:

UFC 178 Weigh-in Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Poirier:

UFC 178 Weigh-in Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Together:

UFC 178 Weigh-in Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Next is the rematch at UFC 257 (155 pounds):

McGregor:

UFC 257 Poirier v McGregor: Weigh-Ins Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Poirier:

UFC 257 Poirier v McGregor: Weigh-Ins Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Together:

UFC 257 Poirier v McGregor: Weigh-Ins Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

And their final meeting at UFC 264 (155 pounds):

McGregor:

UFC 264 Weigh-in Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Poirier:

UFC 264 Weigh-in Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

We’ll add a “together” pic after tonight’s ceremonial festivities.

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