UFC 257 | McGregor vs. Poirier 2: date, timetables in the world and TV channels of Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon in Abu Dhabi | ESPN | FOX Sports | DAZN | FOX Action | UFC Fight Island | FULL-SPORTS

will return to the Octagon after more than a year of absence in the and he will do it at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhahbi, which will have two thousand fans waiting to see him in action.

The rival of ‘The Notorious’ will be Dustin Poirier, an opponent whom he already faced in 2014. Therefore, it will be a more than attractive sequel given that both have improved in all these years.

‘The Notorious’ in his goal to regain the UFC lightweight title will again face ‘The Diamond’, whom he beat in 2014 by technical knockout. However, a long time passed, and both are in another stage.

The Conor McGregor fight, which will be part of the third event in a week in Abu Dhabi, will take place this Saturday, January 23, on the so-called UFC fight island (Fight Island). The event will have 13 matches, between preliminaries and stellar.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor return schedules and channels

  • Mexico: 5:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 7:00 pm (preliminaries) / 9:00 pm (stellar) – FOX Sports – FOX Action
  • Peru: 6:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 8:00 pm (preliminaries) / 10:00 pm (stellar) – ESPN – FOX Action
  • Colombia: 6:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 8:00 pm (preliminaries) / 10:00 pm (stellar) – ESPN – FOX Action
  • United States (Eastern Time): 6:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 8:00 pm (preliminaries) / 10:00 pm (stellar) – ESPN – PPV
  • Argentina: 8:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 10:00 pm (preliminaries) / 12:00 am (Sunday, January 24) (stellar) – ESPN – FOX Action
  • Chile: 8:15 pm (first preliminaries) / 10:00 pm (preliminaries) / 12:00 am (Sunday, January 24) (stellar) – FOX Sports – FOX Action
  • Spain (Sunday, January 24): 12:15 am / 02:00 am / 04:00 am – DAZN

Six months ago, Conor McGregor shocked everyone by once again announcing his retirement from mixed martial arts. But the decision was short-lived, as he decided to go back to focus again on getting the lightweight belt.

McGregor’s last fight was in January of last year against Donald Cerrone. Although he did it in a different category (welterweight), the Irishman dominated the ‘Cowboy’ and defeated him in just 40 seconds.

For his fight against Poirier, the Irishman has promised his fans the same forcefulness. “I like Dustin. I think he’s a good fighter, even a great fighter. But it is still below me. I’ll knock him out in 60 seconds, “he said.

For his part, Poirier comes off a victory against Dan Hooker that put him back on the road to victory. This after he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

Indeed, the presence of Khabib seems to be confirmed for that night. In the words of Dana White, the Russian will see the event from start to finish and if he is dazzled by a fighter, he might think about fighting again. Extra motivation especially for Conor McGregor.

It should be noted that the co-main event for UFC 257 will be between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler, also at lightweight. ‘The Hangman’ will welcome the former Bellator champion to the Octagon.

UFC 257: Conor McGregor’s return full card

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor – Stars

Lightweight: Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler – Stellar

Female Flyweight: Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood – Stellar

Lightweight: Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar – Stellar

Female Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas – Stars

Peso Ligero: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan – Preliminares

Average Weight: Brad Tavares vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior – Preliminaries

Female Bantamweight: Julianna Peña vs. Sara McMann – Preliminaries

Light Heavyweight: Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio – Preliminaries

Middleweight: Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov – First Preliminaries

Agreed Weight (150 lb): Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz – First Preliminaries

Flyweight: Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov – First Preliminaries

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