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This weekend will feature a really knockdown-dragout fiery MMA fight! The Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier match will take place on the night of January 23 to 24. It will be the main event of the UFC 257 tournament held on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The bout between Ireland’s former two-weight champion (Conor McGregor) and America’s former interim lightweight champion (Dustin Poirier) will play an important role in the title race. At the moment, Dustin is ranked number two in the division, Conor is ranked number four. The UFC lightweight champion remains Khabib Nurmagomedov, who announced the end of his career in October 2020. Both Conor and Dustin lost to Khabib in title fights. After these losses, each sportsman gained the victory only one time: Conor knocked Donald Cerrone out, while Dustin beat Dan Hooker.
Conor has already promised that he’ll easily smash his lightweight opponent in 60 seconds… Dustin asserts that the upcoming fight will be different to the one they had several years ago. As you know, the fighters will face off with each other for the second time! Looking back, their previous encounter was at the UFC 178 tournament in 2014. That time the match ended in Conor’s victory — Conor knocked Dustin out in the first round.
Will Conor manage to replicate his success, taking into account that Dustin wasn’t wasting his time and has significantly gained in strength? Watch the match, support your favorite fighter, and place your winning bet with the best odds on Cyber.bet!