Conor McGregor’s trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier will take place before a capacity crowd in Las Vegas in July, said Ultimate Fighting Championship chief Dana White.
It will mark the first time a capacity crowd has attended a UFC fight in Nevada since the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m so happy to finally be able to say Vegas is back,” White said.
UFC has staged events in multiple venues like Las Vegas, Florida and Abu Dhabi since the pandemic erupted, mostly behind closed doors with strict safety protocols.
However with restrictions gradually being lifted across the United States, fans are returning to sporting events. The trilogy fight comes after American brawler Poirier demolished McGregor by knockout during their second meeting in January.
McGregor, 32, will be chasing his first victory since January 2020 while the 32-year-old Poirier (27 wins, five defeats) will be looking for a third consecutive win.