Poirier vs. McGregor
Sunday January 24th, 2021 | Live 2.00pm AEDT
Coming off a 40-second knockout of Donald Cerrone, Ireland’s “Notorious” puts himself back in the octagon, taking on Louisiana’s Poirier, who looks to even the score with McGregor for his 2014 defeat.
After fighting once last year, fan favourite Conor McGregor makes his return to the Octagon to take on elite Lightweight and former interim champion, Dustin Poirier. This isn’t the first time that the two will meet with McGregor defeating Poirier at UFC 178 in 2014 with a TKO in the first round. However, Poirier has improved a lot since then defeating Max Holloway and putting up a good fight against the current Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Despite this, McGregor destroyed Donald Cerrone in 2020, making him the fan favourite of UFC 257’s headliner event.
As the co-headliner of UFC 257, Michael Chandler will be making his UFC debut squaring off against Dan Hooker in the Lightweight bout. Other Main Card events will be, Khalil Rountree Jr vs Marcin Prachnio in the Light Heavyweight bout, Brad Tavares vs Antonio Carlos Junior in the Middleweight bout and Matt Frevola vs Ottman Azaitar in the Lightweight bout. In the women’s division, Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood will compete in the Flyweight bout and Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Ribas will compete in the Strawweight bout.