Conor McGregor returns to the cage after a year to face an old opponent, Dustin Poirier, at UFC 257, set to take place in Abu Dhabi this Saturday. Check out all the details for this fight, including the preview, predictions, odds, and even how to watch this MMA bout.
Conor comes from facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone last year in his first fight back in UFC after his super fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. He had an easy night against the American fighter, beating him via TKO in the first round of the fight.
Dustin Poirier also fought last year, precisely after getting beat by Khabib Nurmagomedov, curiously at the same venue where he’ll face McGregor. He bounced back against Dan Hooker in June 2020, which brings us to now, where he’ll try to get revenge on Conor.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Fight Information
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2021
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi
Conor McGregor vs Poirier: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Storylines
This will be the second fight between these two good strikers. The first one was won by the Irishman in the first round via TKO. After that fight, Conor went up in the rankings until he was crowned the UFC Featherweight champion. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since that moment but McGregor is confident he can beat his rival again.
As for Poirier, things changed for him after that fight, too. He stepped up, his level improved and he even won an interim title against Max Holloway before being dominated by Khabib in 2019. Poirier is still one of the best strikers in the company and this Saturday fans will see how much he really has improved against Conor.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Main Card
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier - Lightweight
Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler - Lightweight
Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood - Women's Flyweight
Andrew Sanches vs Makhmud Muradov - Middleweight
Amanda Ribas vs Marina Rodriguez - Women's Strawweight
How to watch or live stream online Conor McGregor vs Poirier in the U.S.
ESPN+ has the exclusive rights to broadcast this exciting fight in the United States. These two have history and what is at stake should bring a lot of attention to this fight.
Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: Predictions and Odds
McGregor is the clear favorite to win this fight, according to oddsmakers. He has been given -330 odds while Poirier received +265 odds. A KO for Conor would result in a -195 payout while Poirier pays +650.
* Odds via FanDuel