Date January 24, 2021
Venue Etihad Arena
City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


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.


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.

UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Magny Live

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.”