UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor Results And Post Fight Videos
UFC 257 goes down this weekend on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The promotion’s first pay-per-view of 2021 sees the return of Conor McGregor in the main event. Facing the Irishman will be Dustin Poirier, six years on from their first meeting inside the Octagon at UFC 178.
The first time around, which was at featherweight, McGregor needed less than two minutes to get the job done. And the former two division UFC champion is backing himself to get the finish even quicker the second time around. Poirier on the other hand, has said he’s hoping for an all out war.
Poirier is coming off a war in his last fight against Dan Hooker last July at UFC Vegas 4, where he earned a hard fought unanimous decision win. As for McGregor, he hasn’t fought in a year, since needing only 40 seconds to finish ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246.
Another huge lightweight showdown goes down in the UFC 257 co-main event, as Hooker is set to welcome former Bellator champion Michael Chandler to the promotion. Elsewhere on the main card, top ten flyweights Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood face off, and Amanda Ribas takes on Marina Rodriguez in a strawweight top ten clash.
Ottman Azaitar was also scheduled to fight on the main card. However, after he violated the COVID-19 safety protocol, he was not only removed from his lightweight bout with Matt Frevola, but also cut from the UFC’s roster.
UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor Results
Dustin Poirier defeats Conor McGregor via second round TKO (2:32)
Michael Chandler defeats Dan Hooker via first round TKO (2:30)
Joanne Calderwood defeats Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Makhmud Muradov defeats Andrew Sanchez via third round TKO (2:59)
Marina Rodriguez defeats Amanda Ribas via second round TKO (0:54)
Arman Tsarukyan defeats Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Brad Tavares defeats Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Julianna Pena defeats Sara McMann via third round rear naked choke submission (3:39)
Marcin Prachnio defeats Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Movsar Evloev defeats Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Amir Albazi defeats Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
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The UFC returns on February 6th with UFC Vegas 18, which is headlined by a top six heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.