UFC commentator Jon Anik believes that the bout between American lightweights Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, which will take place on July 29 at the UFC 291 tournament, will be contenders' bout.
We've discussed it with our colleagues, and everyone agrees that it makes sense. Five rounds at lightweight, the main event is a contender's fight of the highest level.
As you may recall, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will fight for the BMF title vacated by Jorge Masvidal.
Gaethje and Poirier first met in the octagon in April 2018. Then Dustin won by TKO in the fourth round.
Gaethje had his last fight against Rafael Fiziev in March of this year at UFC 286. In this confrontation, Justin won by majority decision. He has 24 wins and four losses under his belt.
Poirier last competed against Michael Chandler at UFC 281 in November, 2022. That fight ended in Dustin's favor with a choking submission in the third round. He has 29 wins and seven losses under his belt.