Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje odds preview: See who’s favored in UFC 291 main card

Dustin Poirier, right, punches Michael Chandler during the first round of a lightweight bout at the UFC 281 mixed martial arts event, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in New York. Poirier stopped Chandler in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

UFC 291 will get underway on Saturday, and the main card features one of the most feared MMA fighters on the planet in Dustin Poirier.

Poirier is set to take on Justin Gaethje for the currently vacant BMF title, which will be the second time that these two UFC lightweight stars will have faced each other in the Octagon. The first match saw Poirier triumph with a fourth round TKO victory, and he’s favored to win again according to the oddsmakers at Caesars Sportsbook.

Poirier is currently a -150 favorite, but Gaethje isn’t far behind at +125 in what’s expected to be a close fight that could top the excitement of their first go-round back in 2018. Gaethje is a worthy foe with a 24-4 career record, but it’s hard to bet against Poirier (29-7) considering that he’s won four of his last five fights.

The fight will take place Saturday, July 29 in Salt Lake City, UT and is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on ESPN Plus/Pay Per View following the series of undercard matches.


Main event (lightweight)

Dustin Poirier (-150) vs. Justin Gaethje (+125)

Co-main event (light heavyweight)

Jan Blachowicz (-115) vs. Alex Pereira (-105)

Other main card matches

Stephen Thompson (-150) vs. Michael Pereira (+125), welterweight

Bobby Green (-400) vs. Tony Ferguson (+310), lightweight

Kevin Holland (-150) vs. Michael Chiesa (+125), welterweight


C.J. Vergara (-155) vs. Vinicius Salvador (+130), flyweight

Marcos Rogerio De Lima (-230) vs. Derrick Lewis (+190), heavyweight

Matthew Semelsberger (-210) vs. Uros Medic (+175), welterweight

Gabriel Bonfim (-325) vs. Trevin Giles (+265), welterweight

Roman Kopylov (-200) vs. Claudio Ribeiro (+170), middleweight

Jake Matthews (-260) vs. Darrius Flowers (+210), welterweight

Women’s prelim

Miranda Maverick (-280) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (+220), flyweight


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