UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor


The first UFC event of 2021 takes place in Abu Dhabi this weekend as Conor McGregor returns from retirement and steps into The Octagon against American Dustin Poirier. You can watch all the action this weekend on BT Sport Box Office with Virgin TV.

McGregor, a former lightweight and featherweight champion, hasn’t fought for 12 months after announcing he was retiring last year. It will be fascinating to see how he does against an opponent who he has history with. The pair fought back in 2014, where McGregor took a little over 100 seconds to secure victory through a technical knockout.

Poirier is a much improved fighter since then, winning 10 fights, setting this contest up as a much closer battle. Expectations will be high, especially after McGregor tweeted earlier this month promising ‘a masterpiece’. The touch paper is lit and it looks like being an explosive night of UFC action.

Fight Card (subject to change)

  • MAIN EVENT: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, Lightweight
  • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler, Lightweight
  • Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood, Women’s Flyweight
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio, Light Heavyweight
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas, Women’s Strawweight
  • Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior, Middleweight
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar, Lightweight
  • Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu, Featherweight
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Andre Muniz, Middleweight


Saturday 23rd January. The event begins at 1am (early Sunday morning) from Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

How can I watch?

The event is available through BT Sport Box Office with Virgin TV and can be purchased now for £19.95 (HD only). To buy, go to Home > On Demand > Live Events. On the night itself, you can watch your purchase by going to On Demand > Live Events. The event is available to purchase through our TiVo and V6 boxes.

Can I rewatch?

3 hour highlights will be repeated every 3 hours from 12 noon on Sunday 24th January until 9pm on Monday 25th January (final playout) and can’t be recorded.

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