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Saturday 20 September 2014

Conor McGregor set for Las Vegas showdown

Published 22/07/2014 | 22:42

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Conor McGregor salutes the fans last Saturday night
Conor McGregor salutes the fans last Saturday night

Fresh from his historic win on Saturday night, Conor McGregor has wasted no time in lining up his next opponent - Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas On September 27.

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UFC officials confirmed the match-up this evening and the two featherweights will now square off at UFC 178.

McGregor stormed to victory in a packed o2 arena on Saturday night when he stopped Diego Brandao in the first round.

Poirier took to Twitter recently to offer up his services to McGregor, who accepted the match.

UFC 178 now includes:

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero

•Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

•Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano

Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard

Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson

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