UFC 291 is set to go down this Saturday night (July 29, 2023) inside Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, which will be headlined by the promotion’s second-ever “BMF” title fight as Dustin Poirier takes on Justin Gaethje in a rematch five years in the making.
To help gets fans hyped for the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) fight card (see it here), the promotion has released a special “Countdown to UFC 291” video preview embedded above, focusing on the five-round title fight that promises to produce the same electricity their first encounter did, resulting in a fourth round technical knockout win for Poirier.
Also on the card, former UFC Middleweight champion, Alex Pereira, will make his Light Heavyweight debut against former division kingpin, Jan Blachowicz. Pereira is looking to rebound from his knockout loss at the hands of Israel Adesanya, while Blachowicz is eyeing a trip back to the win column after fighting to a draw against Magomed Ankalaev in his previous bout.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 291 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPN/ESPN+/ABC at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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