UFC 257 takes place right this moment and is again! He fought solely — primarily because of — however now McGregor lastly makes his return to the Octagon at UFC 257, in opposition to elite light-weight contender Dustin Poirier. The fighters have made weight. Now all that is left is for each McGregor and Poirier to make the stroll.
Additionally looming within the wings is Nurmagomedov who, in accordance with Dana White, will probably be watching UFC 257. If somebody does one thing spectacular, experiences say, he might come again for another defence of his UFC light-weight title.
The combat takes place on the UFC’s Battle Island in Abu Dhabi.
This is not the primary time this combat has taken place. McGregor defeated Poirier comfortably the final time they fought over six years in the past at UFC 178, however Poirier has improved dramatically since then. He defeated Max Holloway for the UFC interim light-weight championship, and, the present light-weight king. The .
Regardless of Poirier’s enhancements, most oddsmakers have McGregor as a transparent favourite on this bout. His, mixed with the fashion matchup, has most individuals seeing this as a good combat for McGregor. Poirier is primarily a boxer and McGregor continues to be the sharpest striker at 155 kilos.
McGregor additionally seems to be in phenomenal form and, by most experiences, is as motivated as he is been since his legendary first run at featherweight. We might be in for one thing particular with this efficiency. McGregor has predicted he’ll win this combat inside 60 seconds.
Personally, I am a giant fan of the UFC’s Contained in the Octagon collection, which breaks down the match-up. The McGregor vs Poirier one is already on-line.
However outdoors of the blockbuster major occasion, UFC 257 runs deep. Michael Chandler is making his UFC debut in opposition to combat of the night time machine Dan Hooker in a compelling co-main occasion and the undercard is dotted with names like Joanne Calderwood. There’s loads of nice matchups in there.
Each major occasion fighters made weight. In case you missed it, here is the ultimate face-off between McGregor and Poirier…
The cardboard did lose a number of fights within the undercard nonetheless. Verify under for the total combat card.
Methods to watch UFC 257
This 12 months the UFC entered into a brand new partnership with ESPN. That is nice information for the UFC and the enlargement of the game of MMA, however dangerous information for shopper alternative. Particularly in case you’re one of many UFC followers who need to watch UFC reside within the US.
It is value noting, nonetheless, that the UFC has elevated the worth of PPVs beginning with UFC 257.
Within the US, if you wish to know the best way to watch UFC 257, you may solely discover the combat night time on PPV by ESPN Plus. The fee construction is a bit complicated, however listed here are the choices to observe UFC on ESPN, in accordance with ESPN’s website:
- Present yearly ESPN Plus subscribers can order the upcoming UFC combat for $70.
- Present month-to-month ESPN Plus subscribers will be capable of both improve to an annual plan and purchase UFC PPV for $85 or buy the power to observe the UFC occasion on PPV for $70 by itself.
- New ESPN Plus subscribers should buy a bundle of 1 UFC PPV occasion (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $90. It is a first rate deal. The earlier bundle gave a saving of 25% however this new bundle is a 35% saving. The ESPN Plus annual ESPN subscription will auto-renew after one 12 months, on the value of an ESPN Plus annual subscription on the time of auto-renewal.
You are able to do all the above on the hyperlink under.
MMA followers within the UK can watch UFC 257 solely by BT Sport. There are extra choices in case you reside in Australia. You possibly can watch UFC 257 by Primary Occasion on Foxtel. You can too watch on the UFC web site or utilizing its app. You possibly can even order utilizing your PlayStation or utilizing the UFC app in your Xbox.
The cardboard isn’t finalized, however primarily based on earlier UFC occasions, that is what we count on…
- The primary card begins Jan. 23, 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
- The prelims begin Jan. 23, eight p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
- The early prelims begin Jan. 23, 6.30 p.m. ET (3.30 p.m. PT).
- The primary card begins Jan. 24, Three a.m. GMT.
- The prelims begin Jan. 24, 1 a.m. GMT.
- The early prelims begin Jan 23, 11.30 p.m. GMT.
- The primary card begins Jan. 24, 2 p.m. AEDT.
- The prelims begin Jan. 24, 12 p.m. AEDT.
- The early prelims begin Jan. 24, 10.30 a.m. AEDT.
Right here is the total, closing combat card…
- Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
- Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
- Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
- Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann
- Khalil Rounree Jr vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Nik Lentz vs. Movsar Evloev
- Amir Albazi vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov