Event Details of UFC 257:
UFC 257: Poirier will be facing McGregor 2 in an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will occur on January 24, 2021, at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The fight between Poirier and McGregor is the main event of UFC 257 and it will actually be the second time they are facing off in the octagon. The first encounter was at UFC 178 back in 2014. McGregor won that bout with a TKO in the first round.
Poirier has won 10 encounter fights since then, beating the absolute best in the UFC, including Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway, and Dan Hooker. McGregor proceeded to turn into the greatest star in UFC history, setting up himself as the principal UFC contender actually to hold two belts at the same time.
• Main card: 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV
• Prelims: 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+
• Early prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 257 FIGHT CARD
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Nik Lentz vs. Movsar Evloev
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Proachnio
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Andre Muniz
So what will the rematch hold? Looking unto the recap as McGregor takes the fight to Poirier late in the round.
The two fighters ungracefully compromise as ref. Herb Dean struggles to get them out of the entryways. Under 40 seconds into the battle, Dustin Poirier wrestles Conor McGregor onto the floor however the Irishman picks himself back up 50 seconds after the fact and quickly handles a progression of shoulder strikes.
The fighters keep catching in a secure yet McGregor lands with knees to the chest and afterward quickly changes positions by putting Poirier going back and forth. McGregor expeditiously hits Poirier with a footstep. McGregor at that point handles an overhand left and right uppercut.
McGregor looks determined and estimated with accuracy punching and compelling. The last 50% of the round is all McGregor, as he brings kicks late into the initial casing also.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 24, 2021
Poirier massacres McGregor by TKO in the second round at UFC 257
Dustin Poirier opened the round with low calf kicks and got Conor McGregor’s attention. Poirier attempted to kick again and McGregor got the left leg twice on isolated occasions and constrained Poirier to move on one foot and reevaluate his position.
The southpaw refocused and Poirier connected with a calf kick, followed with a fresh left hand that squashed the substance of McGregor. The Irishman felt the incredible shot and was immediately dazed. Poirier saw and promptly jumped, landing one remaining. At that point another. Followed by a specialized and crashing blend.
— UFC (@ufc) January 24, 2021
A Poirier right snare dropped a stupefied McGregor and Poirier associated with two more unanswered shots before ref. Herb Dean halted the activity at the 2:32 imprint to win by TKO. Poirier gets vengeance for his misfortune to McGregor from 2014 and promptly turns into a top influence major part in the lightweight division.
Two wins vs Holloway.
One win vs McGregor.
— UFC (@ufc) January 24, 2021