Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet as soon as once more this weekend at UFC 257 in a Struggle Island blockbuster to kick off 2021’s MMA motion in type.
The UFC is again within the glamorous setting of Abu Dhabi for 3 thrilling exhibits, culminating in McGregor vs Poirier 2 on Sunday morning.
Max Holloway destroyed Calvin Kattar on Saturday evening within the first UFC occasion of the brand new 12 months whereas welterweight rivals Michael Chiesa and Neil Magny will slug it out on Wednesday night.
Then, it’ll be the massive one as McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the octagon.
McGregor beat Poirier at UFC 178 in September 2014 however each fighters have been by so much since then.
They’re now able to go at it as soon as extra in what guarantees to be a thriller within the Center East.
McGregor v Poirier: How you can watch
This battle is ready to headline UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23 and can happen on the Etihad Enviornment on Struggle Island in Abu Dhabi.
For UK battle followers, the primary occasion will happen within the early hours of Sunday morning.
The motion is ready to get underway at 11pm on Saturday evening earlier than McGregor and Poirier take to the ring at round 5am.
It is going to be proven on pay-per-view TV within the UK and is on BT Sport Field Workplace. Their protection will start at 1am on Sunday morning.
Fireworks incoming as Conor McGregor joins Dustin Poirier on Struggle Island to resume outdated rivalry forward of rematch at UFC 257
It can price £19.95 and might be bought by the BT Participant, on BT Sport’s web site or their app. It is going to be proven on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
The present will also be bought after which reside streamed on cellular gadgets with the BT Sport Field Workplace app for iOS and Android.
Previews will air on BT Sport 1 from 11pm on Saturday and the prelims can be reside on the identical channel till 3am. BT Sport clients can watch these at no further price.
EE cellular clients can watch the prelims at no cost by getting a three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You may then cancel the trial at any time.
McGregor v Poirier: On talkSPORT
talkSPORT.com can be operating a reside weblog from Struggle Island on the evening with all of the information, response and round-by-round updates.
We will even deliver you all of the build-up from Abu Dhabi all through the week for one of the best pre and post-fight protection.
talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 may have updates all through the weekend as properly.
McGregor v Poirier: Struggle card
Topic to alter
- MAIN EVENT: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, Light-weight
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Light-weight
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood, Ladies’s Flyweight
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar, Light-weight
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas, Ladies’s Strawweight
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan, Light-weight
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, Middleweight
- Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann, Ladies’s Bantamweight
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio, Gentle Heavyweight
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov, Middleweight
- Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz, Catchweight
- Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov, Flyweight
McGregor v Poirier: Story of the tape
Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier
Age: 32 – 31
Nationality: Irish – American
Top: 5ft 9 (175cm) – 5ft 9 (175cm)
Weight: 170lb (77kg) – 155lb (70kg)
Attain: 74 in (188 cm) – 72 in (183 cm)
Document: 22/4 – 26/6
Knockouts/Submissions: 20 – 19
Final battle: Beat Donald Cerrone – Beat Dan Hooker