Date January 24, 2021 Venue Etihad Arena City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
UFC Fight Night: POIRIER VS MCGREGOR Live
UFC will stage Conor McGregor’s headline bout against Dustin Poirier at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday that Fight Island will host three events, including UFC 257, in January:
By the time he steps inside the Octagon on Jan. 23, McGregor will have gone more than a full year without competing. He last fought Donald Cerrone this past January, securing a first-round TKO victory.
McGregor and Poirier crossed paths at UFC 178 in September 2014. McGregor caught Poirier with a left hand in the first round and followed up with a series of shots that forced a TKO in the first round.
That was just McGregor’s fourth fight in UFC as he was establishing himself as a contender in the featherweight division. Less than a year after that win, he beat Chad Mendes to claim the interim featherweight title.
UFC Fight Night: POIRIER VS MCGREGOR
Now, the Irish star has his eyes on a lightweight championship opportunity.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is still officially recognized as the champion, but he retired after dispatching Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October.
With a dominant performance against Poirier, McGregor is likely to be one of the first in line to compete for the belt should UFC formally take it away from Nurmagomedov.
Date January 20, 2021 Venue Etihad Arena City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny Live
This occasion will be communicated on BT Sport 3 in the UK with inclusion of the prelims beginning at 3pm.
Their fundamental show will start at 5pm in front of the headliner.
EE versatile clients can get a FREE three-month preliminary of BT Sport by messaging SPORT to 150. You would then be able to drop the preliminary whenever.
UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny
Michael Chiesa: “You can’t anticipate looking great beating Neil.
“That is an extreme assumption to put on yourself when you have a person too adjusted as he may be. He doesn’t actually have any glaring shortcomings.
“He’s simply a decent all-around warrior. He’s all around molded. He comes from a decent group. Great individual. There’s actually nothing terrible I can say about the person. He’s simply a decent all-around sport.
“Yet, I have certain perspectives to my game. He’s acceptable at everything, except I believe there’s things that I show improvement over he does. Those are the things I need to stress and gain by.
“I believe I will astonish many individuals with what I look like getting out there. I’m not the very person that battled (Rafael dos Anjos).
“I’m not hoping to look really beating Neil Magny. I’m simply going to go in there and do whatever I need to do to take care of business.
“I will be seeking after a completion as I generally am, however in the event that we had the chance to go violence for five rounds, so be it. I’m prepared to do whatever I must (do to) take care of business.”
Max Holloway re-visitations of the Octagon looking for a skip back win from two sequential thrashings to featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski when he fights Calvin Kattar in the headliner of the primary UFC occasion of 2021 from Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Dana White’s advancement re-visitations of ‘Battle Island’, the site of a significant number of their cards since the COVID-19 pandemic put extreme limitations somewhere else.
Holloway, a previous UFC Featherweight champion and pleased proprietor of different Fight of the Night (3) and Performance of the Night (4) awards, can’t stand by to get straight once more into the main part of things a half year after his ineffective rematch against Australia’s Volkanovski, who took the 145lb title from the Hawaii local.
“Toward the day’s end, we’re battling five rounds,” Holloway told Yahoo! Sports. “There’s no less work. I must do a similar measure of work, a similar sum I’ve been accomplishing for a title battle – similar principles, a similar everything.”
Here’s beginning and end you need to think about viewing UFC on ABC 1: Holloway versus Kattar in the United States and the United Kingdom.
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar Live
HOLLOWAY VS. KATTAR FIGHT DATE, START TIME
Date: Saturday, Jan. 16
Time: 8 p.m. GMT/3 p.m. EST
Headliner: 10:30 p.m. GMT/5:30 p.m. EST
The card happens on Saturday, Jan. 16 with a principle card start season of 3 p.m. EST/8 p.m. GMT. Headliner cagewalks are foreseen around 5:30 p.m. EST/10:30 p.m. GMT, however the specific time will rely upon how long the remainder of the card runs.
HOLLOWAY VS. KATTAR TV CHANNEL, LIVE STREAM
U.K.: BT Sport
In the U.S., the primer battles are ESPN+, who will likewise be streaming the five-battle fundamental card. That principle card, headed up by Holloway versus Kattar, will likewise be broadcast on ABC in what will be the organization’s first since forever live blended combative techniques occasion.
In the U.K., British battle fans can check out a portion of the prelims on BT Sport 3 from 6 p.m. GMT, with live inclusion of the full fundamental card accessible on a similar channel from 8 p.m. GMT.
The full starter card will be accessible to all UFC Fight Pass supporters on the organization’s real time feature.
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar
WHERE IS THE HOLLOWAY VS. KATTAR FIGHT?
The card will be hung on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, otherwise called ‘Battle Island’ for UFC shows. Yas Island is a traveler objective and the occasions occur at the Flash Forum with no crowd, because of current COVID-19 convention. The warriors are limited to their lodgings until they have passed COVID-19 testing.
MAX HOLLOWAY RECORD AND BIO
Conceived: Dec. 4, 1991 (age 29)
Absolute battles: 27
Record: 21-6 (10 successes by means of KO, 2 successes through accommodation)
CALVIN KATTAR RECORD AND BIO
Conceived: Mar. 26, 1988 (age 32)
All out battles: 26
Record: 22-4 (11 successes by means of KO, 2 successes through accommodation)
HOLLOWAY VS. KATTAR FULL CARD
Max Holloway versus Calvin Kattar, featherweight
Matt Brown versus Carlos Condit, welterweight
Santiago Ponzinibbio versus Li Jingliang, welterweight
Joaquin Buckley versus Alessio Di Chirico, middleweight
Punahele Soriano versus Dusko Todorovic, middleweight
Phil Hawes versus Nassourdine Imavov, middleweight
Wu Yanan versus Joselyne Edwards, ladies’ bantamweight
Omari Akhmedov versus Tom Breese, middleweight
Carlos Felipe versus Justin Tafa, heavyweight
Nik Lentz versus Mike Grundy, featherweight
David Zawada versus Ramazan Emeev, welterweight
Sarah Moras versus Vanessa Melo, ladies’ bantamweight
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021 Location: UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship City: Abu Dhabi
n 2014, rising stars Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met in Las Vegas, both wanting to clear their way to a big showdown. From that point forward, McGregor has won titles in two weight classes, while Poirier made sure about a between time lightweight crown, both turning out to be UFC geniuses simultaneously.
On January 23, the two take part in an epic rematch that features UFC 257.
Falling off a 40-second knockout of Donald Cerrone in his solitary appearance of 2020, Ireland’s “Famous” one is anxious to return himself to a world title battle, and he can put forth his defense for one on the off chance that he can hold off the charge of Louisiana’s Poirier, who not just needs to even the score with McGregor for his 2014 thrashing, however to get his own shot at recapturing the 155-pound title following his June triumph over Dan Hooker.