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UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier staff predictions, picks, betting odds

UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier staff predictions, picks, betting odds

Poirier vs. McGregor staredown

UFC 257 happens this Saturday, Jan. 23, at the newly-built Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The PPV will feature the return of Conor McGregor who is set to face #2 lightweight contender Dustin Poirier in the main event.

The UFC 257 main card will commence at 10 pm (ET) and can only be viewed after purchasing the PPV on the ESPN+ website. The early preliminary card gets underway at 6:30 pm (ET).

Here’s what you need to watch the UFC 257 PPV event:

Read on for our staff predictions ahead of UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2.


Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor predictions

Most popular pick: McGregor to win by KO/TKO in round one (3/6)

  • Dustin Poirier: 1 pick (17%)
  • Conor McGregor: 5 picks (83%)

Poirier vs. McGregor betting odds:

Conor McGregor is a big betting favorite against Dustin Poirier in the UFC 257 main event.

  • Dustin Poirier: +237 ($3.37)
  • Conor McGregor: -291 ($1.34)

Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler predictions

Most popular pick: Dan Hooker by KO/TKO in round two (2/6)

  • Dan Hooker: 4 picks (67%)
  • Michael Chandler: 2 picks (33%)

Hooker vs. Chandler betting odds: 

Dan Hooker is slightly favored to defeat UFC debutant Michael Chandler on Saturday.

  • Dan Hooker: -129 ($1.78)
  • Michael Chandler: +112 ($2.12)

Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood predictions

Most popular pick: Tie

  • Jessica Eye: 3 picks (50%)
  • Joanne Calderwood: 3 picks (50%)

Eye vs. Calderwood betting odds:

  • Jessica Eye: +101 ($2.01)
  • Joanne Calderwood: -116 ($1.86)

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas predictions

Most popular pick: Amanda Ribas to win (5/6)

  • Marina Rodriguez: 1 pick (17%)
  • Amanda Ribas: 5 picks (83%)

Rodriguez vs. Ribas betting odds:

  • Marina Rodriguez: +258 ($3.58)
  • Amanda Ribas: -321 ($1.31)

UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is this Saturday!

Stream every fight live on ESPN+ starting from 10 pm ET.

  • Main event: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
  • Co-main event: Hooker vs. Chandler

UFC 257 staff predictions

Abhinav Kini (3/6, 50%)

  • UFC 257: McGregor (KO/TKO, R1), Hooker (KO/TKO, R2), Calderwood, Ribas
  • UFC Fight Island 8 (3/6): Magny (UD), Lazzez, Moreira, Araujo, Murphy, Schnell

Ant Walker (first week)

  • UFC 257: McGregor (KO/TKO, R2) Hooker (KO/TKO, R3), Eye, Ribas

Drake Riggs (2/6, 33%)

  • UFC 257: Poirier (KO/TKO, R3), Chandler (SD), Calderwood, Rodriguez
  • UFC Fight Island 8 (2/6): Chiesa (UD), Lazzez, Moreira, Modafferi, Murphy, Nam

Jake Nichols (3/6, 50%)

  • UFC 257: McGregor (KO/TKO, R1), Hooker (KO/TKO, R2), Eye, Ribas
  • UFC Fight Island 8 (3/6): Magny (UD), Lazzez, Villaneuva, Araujo, Murphy, Nam

Matthew Wells (3/6, 50%)

  • UFC 257: McGregor (KO/TKO, R3), Chandler (UD), Eye, Ribas
  • UFC Fight Island 8 (3/6): Magny (UD), Lazzez, Villaneuva, Modafferi, Murphy, Schnell

Patrick Auger (2/6, 33%)

  • UFC 257: McGregor (KO/TKO, R1), Hooker (TKO, R1), Calderwood, Ribas
  • UFC Fight Island 8 (2/6): Chiesa (SUB, R1), Lazzez, Moreira, Araujo, Andrade, Nam

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