Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face off for only the second time in their storied careers at UFC 257 on Saturday.
McGregor (22-4) is favored in the rematch against Poirier following his first-round TKO victory in their 2014 bout. That said, the No. 4-ranked fighter in the UFC lightweight division hasn’t fought in over a year, and only once since 2018. Poirier, the division’s top challenger, has had a little more action in the Octagon, fighting three times in the last two years.
Here’s everything you need to watch the entire McGregor vs. Poirier 2 card, including the start time and price for the PPV card on ESPN+.
What time does UFC 254 main card start?
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 23
- Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card: 10 p.m. ET
- Live stream: ESPN+
The main card of UFC 257 is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. ET, following the early prelims (6:30 p.m. ET) and preliminaries (8 p.m. ET).
How to watch UFC 257: Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Fans will need ESPN+ to watch the entire UFC 257 card, from the early prelims to preliminaries to the main card. The early prelims are also available on UFC Fight Pass; the preliminaries are available on ESPN2; the main card is pay-per-view.
How much does UFC 257 cost? PPV price for McGregor vs. Poirier
The UFC 257 main card is only available via pay-per-view on ESPN+ (which requires a subscription). The PPV price is $69.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers, however, can pay a bundle price of $89.98 for both the UFC 257 main card and a year-long ESPN+ subscription — saving over 30 percent.
Where is UFC 257?
UFC 257 will take place at Fight Island at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, though fans will not attend due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It will be both fighters’ first time fighting at the venue. Fight Island has hosted 10 previous UFC events prior to Saturday’s rematch between McGregor and Poirier, including UFC 251, 253 and 254.
Conor McGregor record
- Name: Conor McGregor
- Nationality: Irish
- Born: July 14, 1988
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 26
- Record: 22-4
Dustin Poirier record
- Name: Dustin Poirier
- Nationality: American
- Born: Jan. 19, 1989
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 33
- Record: 26-6-1
UFC 257 fight card
- Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier (lightweight)
- Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler (lightweight)
- Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood (women’s flyweight)
- Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar (lightweight)
- Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas (women’s strawweight)
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan (lightweight)
- Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (middleweight)
- Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann (women’s bantamweight)
- Khalil Rountree Jr vs. Marcin Prachnio (light heavyweight)
- Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov (middleweight)
- Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz (catchweight)
- Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)