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

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

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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.

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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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