The wait is almost over for UFC 195, with Robbie Lawlor versus Carlos Condit headlining the card.
However, Irish MMA fans are most looking forward to Joseph Duffy against Dustin Poirier. The pair were due to headline the UFC Dublin card in October, but Duffy did not pass the concussion protocols, so it was postponed until tonight.
However, on paper it is a major fall from grace for the pair, as they were due to headline a card, and now are on the prelims.
Many are pointing to the fact that the UFC are putting it on the preliminary card as Irish fans will be forced to purchase UFC fight pass to view it. The main card is on television, but Duffy vs Poirier will only be available on UFC Fightpass.
Naturally, many vented their frustrations on Twitter, and Dana White responded angrily.
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 1, 2016
There was a small exchange between the pair at the weigh-in last night, with Poirier trying to talk to Duffy, but the Irishman simply smiled.
Be it on a preliminary card or a headline bout, this remains one of the most anticipated fights of the evening, with two former opponents of Conor McGregor facing off. The winner will have a big 2016 ahead.