Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will meet as soon as once more tonight as their Battle Island blockbuster kicks off 2021’s MMA motion in fashion.
The UFC returns within the glamorous settings of Abu Dhabi for 3 thrilling reveals, culminating in McGregor v Poirier 2 at UFC 257 within the early hours of Sunday morning.
Max Holloway destroyed Calvin Kattar final weekend within the first UFC occasion of the brand new 12 months whereas Michael Chiesa beat Neil Magny in a particular midweek present on Wednesday night.
Now, it’s time for 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 means of lots 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.
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McGregor v Poirier: Tips on how to watch
This struggle is ready to headline UFC 257 on Saturday, January 23 and can happen on the Etihad Enviornment on Battle Island in Abu Dhabi.
For UK struggle 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.
Will probably 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 Battle Island to resume previous rivalry forward of rematch at UFC 257
It would price £19.95 and could be bought by means of the BT Participant, on BT Sport’s web site or their app. Will probably be proven on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
The present will also be bought after which stay streamed on cellular units 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 shall be stay on the identical channel from 1am till 3am. BT Sport prospects can watch these at no extra price.
EE cellular prospects can watch the prelims totally free 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 are operating a stay weblog from Battle Island for all the most recent information, round-by-round updates and response to UFC 257.
We may even carry you all of the build-up from Abu Dhabi all through the week for the most effective pre and post-fight protection.
talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 can have updates all through the weekend as properly.
McGregor v Poirier: Battle card
Predominant Card – from 3am Sunday in UK/7am native time
- MAIN EVENT: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, Light-weight
- Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler, Light-weight
- Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood, Girls’s Flyweight
- Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov, Middleweight
- Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas, Girls’s Strawweight
Prelims – from 1am Sunday in UK/5am native time
- Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar, Light-weight
- Brad Tavares vs Antonio Carlos Junior, Middleweight
- Julianna Pena vs Sara McMann, Girls’s Bantamweight
- Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Marcin Prachnio, Gentle Heavyweight
Early prelims – from 11.30pm Saturday in UK/3.30am Sunday native time
- Movsar Evloev vs Nik Lentz, Catchweight
- Amir Albazi vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov, Flyweight
McGregor v Poirier: What has been mentioned?
Conor McGregor has been wanting relaxed and able to go at UFC 257.
He’s been humble and fulsome in his reward of opponent Dustin Poirier, and insists he nonetheless has the starvation and drive to be on the prime of the game.
“I’m simply an insanely-driven younger man,” he mentioned.
“I really feel like I’m solely beginning.
“All the cash, all of the belts, every little thing, that comes and that goes. You already know what lives on? Highlights.
“I would like my highlights to be like a film. So I can sit with my son as an previous man and watch.
“Please don’t be attempting to eliminate me guys, I like it right here.”
McGregor v Poirier: Story of the tape
Conor McGregor – Dustin Poirier
Age: 32 – 31
Nationality: Irish – American
Peak: 5ft 9 (175cm) – 5ft 9 (175cm)
Weight: 170lb (77kg) – 155lb (70kg)
Attain: 74 in (188 cm) – 72 in (183 cm)
File: 22/4 – 26/6
Knockouts/Submissions: 20 – 19
Final struggle: Beat Donald Cerrone – Beat Dan Hooker