The UFC once again kicks off its pay-per-view calendar with Irish sports superstar Conor McGregor making a grand return to the Octagon! The former featherweight and lightweight champion makes yet another comeback for fans world over as he squares off with Dustin Poirier in a rematch after six whopping years!
In their first meeting back in 2014, McGregor took less than two minutes to score a victory and effortlessly defeat Poirier. The Diamond is now back shinier than ever to compete in the lightweight category including a brief run as interim champion after a dominant win over Max Holloway. Poirier has had a steady slate of 10-2 wins except for one loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, arguably the most dominant fighter in UFC history.
He bounced back from that defeat with a fight of the year contender against Dan Hooker last June to remind everyone just how deep the 155-pound division can be. Meanwhile, McGregor returned from an extended absence last January with a quick take over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. McGregor has only competed at 155 pounds in UFC twice.
Here’s their detailed chart just so you can an idea of what the odds are :p
|Dustin Poirier||Win By||Conor McGregor|
|8:55||AVG FIGHT TIME||8:20|
UFC 257 takes place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and will stream exclusively on the UFC Arabia channel now on STARZPLAY!
So, get your alarms ready and prepare for the ultimate rematch at 3.15 AM on 24th January!