The first pay-per-view event of the year kicks off this Saturday night on ESPN+ with UFC 257 featuring a lightweight headliner between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier who will both be competing in a rematch.
The event will also see a pivotal co-headliner take place in the lightweight division between Dan Hooker and the debuting Michael Chandler.
The winners of those bouts could end up challenging for the lightweight title next, and it could even be against Khabib Nurmagomedov if he’s impressed enough.
— UFC (@ufc) January 16, 2021
So with all that said, here’s everything you need to know about UFC 257.
UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier fight date, start time
- Date: Saturday, January 23
- Prelims: 6:30 pm (ET) on ESPN+
- Main card: 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Main event: 12 – 12:30 pm (ET) ESPN+ PPV
The event takes place Saturday night with the main card kicking off at 10 p.m. EST/3 a.m. GMT.
The main event is expected to start at approximately 12:00 a.m. EST/5:00 a.m. GMT but it ultimately depends on how the undercard goes.
How to watch UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier, TV and live stream info
ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the PPV for $69.99.
ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the UFC 257 & ESPN+ Bundle for $89.99 (save more than 30%)
Meanwhile, British fight fans can watch the event by ordering it on BT Sport Box Office for £19.95.
Australian fans can order and watch the UFC 257 via Kayo Sports.
Note: Prelims can also be watched on UFC’s Fight Pass streaming platform.
Where is the Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 fight?
UFC 257 takes place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. However, unlike previous cards that took place at the Flash Forum, this event will take place at the Etihad Arena.
Additionally, a small number of fans will be in attendance much like UFC Fight Island 7 which took place at the same venue.
Conor McGregor record and bio
- Nationality: Irish
- Born: July 17, 1988 (age 32)
- Height: 5’9″
- Reach: 74″
- Total fights: 26
- Record: 22-4 (19 knockouts, 1 submission, 1 decision)
Dustin Poirier record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: January 19, 1989 (age 32)
- Height: 5’9″
- Reach: 72″
- Total fights: 33
- Record: 26-6, 1 NC (12 knockouts, 7 submissions, 7 decisions)
UFC 257 Full Fight Card
Saturday, January 23 – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Main Card – 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
Prelims – 8:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
- Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann
- Khalil Rountree Jr vs. Marcin Prachnio
Early Prelims – 6:30 pm (ET) on ESPN+
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz
- Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
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