Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson battle it out for the main event during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on 17 September, Saturday.

Where to watch live

The Main Card event starts at 3am GMT (Sunday UK time). Coverage of the fight is on BT Sport 2. Live streaming of the link is available on UFC's official website and the fight can be streamed on the web using UFC's Fight Pass for Early Prelims and the Main Event. The fight between Dustin Poirier v Michael Johnson is set to start at 5am GMT (Sunday UK time).


Poirier comes into this fight after winning his last four bouts. His last win was against Bobby Green in the UFC 199 in June. The fight lasted for two minutes and 52 seconds as The Diamond took his overall tally to 20 wins in 24 fights.

The 27-year-old is the favourite for Saturday's fight in Hidalgo as it is for the first time that the UFC fight will be held there. His opponent enters this fight after losing the last two consecutive fights.

Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier in action in his last fight against Bobby Green Getty

Johnson lost his last fight to Nate Diaz in December and The Menace will return to the Octagon for the first time since his 10-month layoff. He was set for a re-match with Tony Ferguson in March, only for the match to be called off after his doctor discovered Johnson had a torn labrum and an issue with his rotator cuff, both of which needed shoulder surgery.

What they say

Michael Johnson: "I'm extremely hungry, like 'Hungry Hippos' times a thousand. I've been extremely hungry ever since the night of December the 19th, the night I lost to Nate Diaz. That should tell you how hungry I am that I remember that exact date. I got my surgery, I was little down in the dumps, but I got healthy. Ever since, my mindset has been in an extremely great place."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Dustin Poirier to win: 8/13
  • Michael Johnson to win: 5/4

Main Card Event

  • Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs Michael Johnson
  • Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs Derek Brunson
  • Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs Rick Glenn
  • Welterweight: Roan Carneiro vs Kenny Robertson
  • Lightweight: Chris Wade vs Islam Makhachev
  • Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs Maximo Blanco