UFC 257, Featuring Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier: How to Watch

by Quentin Blount

It’s January 2021, and the UFC will once again kick off its pay-per-view calendar with superstar Conor McGregor making a return to the Octagon.

The former featherweight and lightweight champion makes is set to make another comeback on Saturday night. He will be squaring off with Dustin Poirier in a rematch taking place in the lightweight division. 

UFC 257 is set for Saturday, January 23 at 10 p.m. ET on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The preliminary fights will be starting two hours earlier. The main event between McGregor and Poirier is no doubt a highly-anticipated one. The pay-per-view event is available exclusively through ESPN+, the exclusive home for all UFC pay-per-views.

Normally, that means you would need an ESPN+ subscription, in addition to paying the regular $69.99 price to view the PPV event. However, do not fret if you don’t currently have access to the sports streaming service.

ESPN is offering a great deal to new subscribers on a bundle that includes access to the UFC 257 PPV and a year’s subscription to ESPN+. The fantastic deal will save new customers $40.

Note that your ESPN+ subscription renews automatically at $59.99 per year unless you turn off auto-renew.

UFC 257: Full Event Details

The fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 will actually be the second time the two have faced off in the octagon. The first time they fought was back in 2014 at UFC 178. McGregor was victorious in that outing with a TKO in the first round.

As for the other fights coming your way on Saturday night, take a look at the current schedule below. As always, matches are subject to change.


  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
  • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler
  • Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood
  • Nik Lentz vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Proachnio
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Andre Muniz

However, there’s more to this card than just the main event. In fact, there’s another important lightweight contest that’s set for the co-main event. That fight consists of former Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler as he takes on Dan Hooker.

A win for either in this spot could put them into a spot to fight for the title next. There are plenty of questions surrounding current champ Khabib Nurmagomedov right now. He has been consistent in saying that he plans to stay retired after the death of his father.

In addition, rising strawweight Amanda Ribas is back. She will be kicking off the UFC 257 PPV card when she takes on Marina Rodriguez.