UFC 291 predictions -- Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje

UFC 291 features Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje's unmatched carnage. Saturday's rematch takes place in Salt Lake City.

Poirier and Gaethje are exceptional lightweights and UFC history's most ferocious fighters, but knockouts and bonuses don't make legends.

Two warriors who have come close but failed when it mattered must win. Poirier and Gaethje

have lost two UFC title fights and are running out of time to reach El Dorado. Could Saturday's good effort be the third time lucky?

Former middleweight champion Alex Pereira makes his light heavyweight debut Saturday. Jan Blachowicz, a former light heavyweight champion,

welcomes Pereira up. Due to injury, Jiri Prochazka and Jamahal Hill vacated the UFC light heavyweight title, opening the class. Blachowicz or Pereira

"UFC tell me that after this fight, next fight will be for the title, so nothing changed," Blachowicz said at media day this week.

"Jamahal Hill departed the belt—I wish him [well]. But my next opponent may be [Jiri] Prochazka, and we will compete for the title."

Before we get to our staff predictions and picks for the PPV part of Saturday night, let's look at the whole fight card with Caesars Sportsbook's odds.

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