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Tonight, the UFC showcases Lightweight Super Fight in the main event. In that featured bout of the UFC 257 PPV card, which is being broadcast from the Etihad Arena, #FIGHTISLAND, Abu Dhabi, UAE we have — POIRIER and MCGREGOR going at it for their much anticipated rematch bout.
Returning to the octagon tonight, we have ‘The Notorious’ UFC lightweight brawler, Conor McGregor, with a 21-4 record, after a one-year break from UFC action. He will take on Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier with his 26-6 record for the second time. The last time they met was at UFC 178 in Sept. of 2014. At the time, McGregor bested Poirier swiftly, via Punches at just 1:46 of the first round. But today, both men are very different people, as well as very different fighters, so we may likely have a different outcome, the oddsmakers say it will be McGregor coming out with the ‘W’ once again though. In the co-main event, we have a Lightweight tilt between Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker, entering the octagon with a 20-8 record vs. UFC newcomer MIchael ‘Iron’ Chandler, who will be making his long-anticipated UFC debut tonight - since leaving Bellator MMA last fall.
Also on the card, we have an exciting women’s Flyweight bout taking place between America’s Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye and the Scottish brawler Joanne ‘Bad MOFO’ Calderwood. Both ladies are coming at this off a loss, Eye having been defeated by Cynthia Calvillo back in June, 2020. While Calderwood was handed her defeat from Jennifer Maia in August, 2020. As if that’s not enough, we also have an exciting match-up for our featured prelim between up-and comers Arman Tsarukyan and Matt ‘Steamrolla’ Revola also at Lightweight; which will have been preceded by a fully-packed undercard with two sets of prelims. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you!
Here’s a look at the fight card & current fight records —
UFC 257: ‘POIRIER VS MCGREGOR 2’
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. JAN 23 - 10PM/7PM ETPT
11. 155lbs - Dustin Poirier (26-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-4)
10. 155lbs - Dan Hooker (20-9) vs. Michael Chandler (21-5)
9. 125lbs - Jessica Eye (15-8) vs. Joanne Calderwood (14-5)
8. 185lbs - Andrew Sanchez (12-5) vs. Makhmud Muradov (24-6)
7. 115lbs - Marina Rodriguez (21-2) vs. Amanda Ribas (10-1)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 257 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims at 7PM/4PM ETPT, and the ESPN+ Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our Main ESPN+ PPV Card start time at around 10PM/7PM ETPT.
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Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card and current results and updated fight records going into the main event:
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
6. 155lbs - Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1)
5. 185lbs - Brad Tavares (17-6) vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior (10-4)
4. 135lbs - Sara McMann (12-5) vs. Julianna Peña (9-4)
3. 205lbs - Khalil Rountree (8-4) vs. Marcin Prachnio (13-5)
UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 7PM/4PM ETPT
2. 145lbs - Nik Lentz (30-11) vs. Movsar Evloev (13-0)
1. 125lbs - Amir Albazi (13-1) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-4)
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