UFC has confirmed that Conor McGregor will be making his much awaited return to octagon with a fight against Dustin Poirier rematch for the UFC 257 taking place on Saturday, 23rd January 2021. McGregor defeated Dustin Poirier back in 2014 in a first round knockout and he will be looking to get another win over his old rival.
Conor McGregory vs Dustin Poirier UFC 257 Early Details:
UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor vs Poirier 2 for the UFC 257 headline event but it will not be a title fight. UFC 257 PPV event takes place on Saturday, 23 January 2021 at the venue yet to be confirmed but most likely to be in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The fight will be a PPV event costing around $49.95 to US viewers while BT Sports Box Office will have live coverage in the UK.
The undercard will be confirmed atleast 1 month before the fight and considering Corona virus pandemic we might see a few changes in the undercard lineup heading into the fight week.
|Event||UFC 257 - McGregor vs Poirier|
|Date & Time||Saturday, 23 January 2021 - 06:00 pm ET / midnight UK time|
|Venue||Las Vegas, USA (but if covid-19 restrictions stand by that time fight might take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE)|
|Undercard Fights||The undercard for UFC 257 will be confirmed around 1 month before the fight.|
|Pay Per View Details||UFC 257 will be a pay-per view event in USA, UK, Canada, Australia. Rest of the world can watch fight live via monthly subscription of UFC fight pass.|
Mcgregor vs Poirier 2 UFC 257 will be an PPV event ?
Yes, UFC has confirmed that 23 January event will be indeed be an Pay-per-view event available via UFC fight pass. BT Sports will have live coverage in the UK on their PPV box office channel.
McGregor vs Poirier 2 will be a title fight ?
No, UFC confirmed that headline event won’t be a title fight.
What was the result of first McGregor-Poirier fight ?
Mcgregor defeated Poirier in first round knockout back in September 2014.
When will the undercard fights announced for UFC 257 ?
UFC confirmed that 1 month before the fight the entire undercard lineup will be announced. However due to on going pandemic you can expect some changes in undercard lineup heading into the fight week.