UFC 291 will be taking place this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, live from the Delta Center. The five-bout main card gets started at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 29, and will be highlighted by a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje for the ceremonial “BMF” championship.
The early preliminary card starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The preliminary card is next up at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN & ABC. The big show gets started at 10 p.m. on ESPN+ PPV.
The co-feature of the night will see former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira making his light heavyweight debut in a title eliminator bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz. The fight odds are dead even at DraftKings Sportsbook with each fighter at -110.
The BMF title appears to be a ceremonial belt. Jorge Masvidal won it in a fight with Nate Diaz in 2019 and never defended it. He eventually retired earlier this year. Poirier is a -145 favorite in the fight.
UFC 291: Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje main card, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
- Main event: #2 Dustin Poirier vs. #3 Justin Gaethje, lightweight
- #3 Jan Blachowicz vs. #2 Alex Pereira, light heavyweight
- Tony Ferguson vs. Bobby Green, lightweight
- #12 Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Holland, welterweight
- #11 Derrick Lewis vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima, heavyweight
Preliminary card, 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN
- Gabriel Bonfim vs. Trevin Giles, welterweight
- Roman Kopylov vs. Claudio Ribeiro, middleweight
- Jake Matthews vs. Darrius Flowers, welterweight
- CJ Vergara vs. Vinicius Salvador, flyweight
Early preliminary card, 6:30 p.m. ET, UFC Fight Pass
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Uros Medic, welterweight
- Miranda Maverick vs, Priscila Cachoeira, women’s flyweight