The Octagon will remain on Yas Island for tonight’s UFC257 event. This is an 11-game fight card headed by Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor.
The long-awaited lightweight headliner acts as a rematch, as Poirier and McGregor squared earlier in a featherweight match in September 2014. That night in Las Vegas, the “notorious” won the first round of TKO.
Prior to that victory, McGregor had escaped the bitter rival and the loss of submitting a fourth round to the current UFC lightweight champion. Habib Nurmagomedov..
Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier (26-6 MMA) will take part in tonight’s rematch with Conor McGregor, who is returning to June to build momentum for his thrilling decision victory over Dan Hooker. Like McGregor, Poirier’s recent victory was preceded by a loss of submission to the undefeated lightweight Kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The UFC 257 is co-headed by an important lightweight scrap featuring former Bellator champion Michael Chandler taking over long-time candidate Dan Hooker.
Chandler (21-5 MMA) will make his UFC debut after recording a series of knockouts in his recent Bellator appearance. In his recent effort back in August, Michael was in just over two minutes. Finish Former UFC Champion Benson Henderson.
As for Dan Hooker (20-9 MMA), “Hangman” will enter UFC257 for a rebound after losing a unanimous decision on Dustin Poirier’s recent expedition. Prior to that setback, Hooker tied up three consecutive victories, including James Vick’s brutal knockout.
In addition to Conor McGregor’s return, tonight’s UFC 257 event will also feature an important women’s flyweight match where Jessica Eye will face Joanne Calderwood.
Get all the live results and highlights tonight below.
UFC257 Main Card | 10 pm ET in pay-per-view
- Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor –
- Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker –
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye –
- Amanda Rivas vs. Marina Rodriguez –
- Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez –
UFC257 Prelim | ESPN, ESPN + at 8pm ET
- Matt Frebora vs. Arman Tsarukyan –
- Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Brad Tavares –
- Sara McMann vs. Julianna Peña –
- Martin Placenio vs. Karil Rowntree –
UFC257 Early Prelim | ESPN + 6:15 pm ET
- Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz –
- Amir Albazi vs. Shargas Schmaglov –
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