A capacity crowd will be present at UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday. The pay-per-view card is being held at the T-Mobile Arena and the headlines of the trilogy match between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
“I signed a bout deal this morning,” McGregor told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Wednesday. “I want to rip this game off a new a – hole on July 10. The Mac is back in Sin City! Full house!”
McGregor aims to return from his second round of TKO losses to Poirier at UFC 257 in January. He had previously beaten Poirier in 2014.
White’s tweet comes a day after Nevada government Steve Sisolak announced a goal of removing social distancing restrictions by May 1 and reaching 100% capacity across the state by June 1.
The UFC has hosted events in Vegas, Florida and Fight Island (in Abu Dhabi) since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. UFC 261 on April 24 has three title fights and is being held in Jacksonville, Florida. It will be the first pay-per-view with a capacity volume since March 2020.