How To Watch Poirier Vs McGregor Live Streaming, Time, Date & Schedules
These are the key storylines that will be common on Saturday as the UFC presents its first PPV occasion of 2021
UFC 257 info
Date: Saturday, Jan. 23
Location: Flash Forum — Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV | Price: $64.99 (new ESPN+ subscribers) or $59.99 (existing subscribers)
UFC 257 fight card, odds
Conor McGregor – 300 versus Dustin Poirier +240, lightweights
Dan Hooker – 130 versus Michael Chandler +110, lightweights
Joanne Calderwood – 120 versus Jessica Eye +100, ladies’ flyweights
Ottman Azaitar – 160 versus Matt Frevola +135, lightweights
Amanda Ribas – 310 versus Marina Rodriguez +250, ladies’ strawweights
Arman Tsarukyan – 240 versus Nasrat Haqparast +200, lightweights
Brad Tavares – 155 versus Antonio Carlos Junior +130, middleweights
Sara McMann – 125 versus Julianna Pena +105, ladies’ bantamweights
Khalil Rountree – 330 versus Marcin Prachnio +260, light heavyweights
Makhmud Muradov – 135 versus Andrew Sanchez +115, middleweights
Movsar Evloev – 420 versus Nik Lentz +330, featherweights
Zhalgas Zhumagulov – 125 versus Amir Albazi +105, flyweights
The crown gem of the UFC’s three cards on Fight Island more than eight evenings in Abu Dhabi happens on Saturday when an unquestionable requirement lightweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier features UFC 257. The compensation per-see card will occur before 2,000 socially-separated fans inside Etihad Arena and will likewise include a co-headliner at 155 pounds blending Dan Hooker and previous three-time Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler
With such a lot of star power on the marquee, there are no deficiency of storylines heading into this one as McGregor enters the Octagon for simply the third time since 2016. How about we investigate what to look for entering this end of the week.
- Is Khabib resigned or not?
UFC president Dana White’s huge declaration during last Saturday’s transmission added up to just an obscure “possibly” following his in-person meeting with the unbeaten lightweight victor. Regardless of whether Khabib Nurmagomedov genuinely will watch the McGregor-Poirier and Hooker-Chandler battles prior to choosing if anybody “dazzles him” enough to return for one more battle or this ends up being a promoting stunt from White, the victor’s quality weavers over this card. However, it likewise befuddles matters significantly more when some type of lucidity on this generally stacked division would be generally profitable to fans.
McGregor-Poirier could’ve handily been elevated to being challenged for the empty or break lightweight titles. In any case, the UFC could’ve reported that the victors of the two battles on Saturday would go head to head next for the undisputed title. All things considered, fans will exit a particularly stacked PPV card not realizing who will battle next for the title or whether Nurmagomedov will proceed as support. From that viewpoint, this feels like an uncommon miss for the UFC when the potential for delegated McGregor as champion once again appears to be a chance too rich to even consider passing up.
- McGregor-Poirier I amounts to nothing and everything
The Poirier who endured a first-round TKO against McGregor in their 2014 featherweight session is so not the same as the fight tried veteran he is today at age 32. Hence, attempting to foresee how Saturday’s rematch will play out dependent on that outcome feels vain. McGregor, at that point a rising star during his underlying 145-pound run, effectively used psyche games to get under Poirier’s skin and overpower him. The misfortune denoted an unmistakable defining moment in Poirier’s profession as he climbed to lightweight and has gone 10-2 (1 NC) since that rout while getting one of the game’s pound-for-pound best.
However, for how serious the rematch is required to be, McGregor has still been introduced as a 3-1 wagering top pick. Why would that be? For comparable to Poirier has become, McGregor’s most noteworthy strength as a precise knockout puncher who is generally hazardous in the early going remaining parts Poirier’s most prominent shortcoming. Should McGregor rout him a subsequent time, the technique for triumph will probably look fundamentally the same as the way in which he previously halted Poirier six years back.
- McGregor ought to have no exhibition pardons
Given his dormancy in the UFC since overcoming a second weight division in 2016 and turning into a worldwide whiz, precisely which course McGregor’s profession was going at age 32 appeared to be obscure before the Poirier battle was declared. On account of his PPV achievement, developing bourbon brand and one-night bonus against confining legend Floyd Mayweather 2017, McGregor had the sort of monetary security few UFC competitors actually experience.
Had he chosen to turn out to be essentially a “VIP contender” and take on enormous names for huge checks until retirement, pundits and fans the same would comprehend. All things being equal, McGregor indicated his actual battling soul by being so ready to take on an undertaking as hazardous as Poirier, even with the UFC title not being in question. McGregor’s new online media pictures likewise show how genuine his responsibility was to scaling down to 155 pounds, which is an extraordinary sign that he assaulted this instructional course without compromising — something McGregor conceded he didn’t do in front of his battle with Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
- Whore Chandler may be sleeper battle of the year
It won’t get the publicity it merits behind the huge shadow projected by McGregor’s return, however this present end of the week’s co-headliner is among the best battles the advancement could make on paper in any division. Not exclusively does this lightweight duel have immense stakes concerning the general title picture, the savage inclinations of Hooker and Chandler is nearly ensured to create firecrackers however long it keeps going.
Chandler’s weakness to enormous strikes has since quite a while ago made him an activity star, on account of the sensational spots of energy which powered his two-battle competition with Eddie Alvarez. Prostitute, then, has the sort of specialized brightness that could one day consider him to be a hero. Regardless of whether he arrives may rely upon on the off chance that he keeps on being as ready to take on harm as he was in outright battles against Edson Barboza, Paul Felder and Poirier.
- Chandler couldn’t have requested a superior greeting
In the wake of going through years as the essence of Bellator MMA, Chandler turned into a sought-after free specialist in 2020 and stood out as truly newsworthy by marking with UFC at age 34. In spite of the fact that he had to stand by at first prior to being given a presentation adversary – and even filled in as a reinforcement for the Nurmagomedov-Justin Gaethje title session – Chandler has been given each chance by White and the UFC to turn into a star.
While nobody is anticipating that a fight against Hooker should be a cookout, a triumph for Chandler could drive him immediately toward a title shot relying on Nurmagomedov’s future. The title battle could likewise come against McGregor, which would carry with it a shot at hybrid fame. Taking into account how profound the division is, this one battle may permit Chandler an opportunity to cut the line right away.