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2 min ago. UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on January 24, 2021 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
UFC 257 Countdown features the return of “Notorious,” as former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor prepares to take on former interim champ Dustin Poirier, who seeks vengeance, in a rematch six years removed from their first contest.
MGM GRAND GARDEN Arena was packed with great fighters that night. It was Sept. 27, 2014, and the headline bout of UFC 178 had a championship at stake. The Las Vegas spotlight was also shining on the return of a long-gone former champ. There were even three future titleholders sprinkled throughout the undercard. One of them would soon take over mixed martial arts.
Conor McGregor was stepping into the Octagon for only the fourth time. He had won his first three UFC outings, and he had done so with gusto, intoxicating an expanding fan base with brazenness in his fights and at the microphone. He was a disruptor on the rise, but on this night, he faced a sizable step up the ladder. His opponent was a fellow young climber named Dustin Poirier, who was more seasoned with 10 trips inside the UFC cage.
Even at that early stage of his MMA rise, McGregor had established himself as a polarizing figure. His thunderous fists inside the Octagon were widely acclaimed, but his hard-hitting mouthiness was drawing a mixture of bouquets and backlash. There were those who envisioned McGregor's well-timed precision with strikes and callouts as a rocket ship to the top of the sport, and there were those who grumpily discredited him as no more than a hyped-up, promotional darling who would crumble like a house of Joker cards once the matchmaking got tougher.
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Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon for the first time in a year in the UFC 257 main event. The former two-division UFC champ will take on Dustin Poirier in a fight that could decide the next lightweight title challenger. The bout is a rematch from their meeting at UFC 178 in 2014, a first-round TKO victory for McGregor.
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UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2
• Saturday, Jan. 23, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
• Main card: 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV
• Prelims: 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+
• Early prelims: 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+
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McGregor had something to prove that night in Las Vegas, and it came forcefully and surgically in the beating he put on Poirier. By barely breaking a sweat in a first-round knockout, McGregor coaxed all but the most stubborn skeptics onto his full-steam-ahead, hype express. The victory over Poirier was rocket fuel.
Six and a half game-changing years later, the pair will renew their acquaintance on Saturday in the main event of UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. While the circumstances surrounding the two fights might appear totally different, at their core they are fundamentally the same.