UFC Launches Official Poster for Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier 2

Published 12/23/2020, 11:28 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 4: (L-R) Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on August 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The Notorious” Conor McGregor returns next month at UFC 257. The face of combat sports will fight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in what will be a rematch between the two. The bout will take place in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi on January 23rd.

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It will be a clash of two top lightweights and can be considered as a title eliminator. Moreover, the anticipation surrounding McGregor’s return to the Octagon has begun already.

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Recently, the UFC released a scintillating poster for the UFC 257 main-event. The two fighters previously faced each other in a featherweight clash at UFC 178, back in 2014.

McGregor got the better of Poirier, as he knocked out the Louisiana native in less than 2 minutes. But the rematch is touted to be a completely different fight from their first meeting.

Poirier has sharpened himself immensely over the years, training at American Top Team. He has also tasted UFC gold when he defeated Max Holloway for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 236.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: (L-R) UFC President Dana White places the interim lightweight championship belt on Dustin Poirier after defeating Max Holloway in their interim lightweight championship bout during the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

McGregor, on the other hand, has become a two-division world champion since. He also set the record for the fastest win in a UFC title fight when he knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194.

The Irishman went on to face Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring after capturing the UFC lightweight belt. After his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, McGregor returned last year at UFC 246 and knocked out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds.

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 will be in Fight Island

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The UFC recently confirmed that the first pay-per-view of 2021 will take place in Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. They have also made plans for an international fight week during the event.

The stage is all set for a pulsating event. Fans must keep their fingers crossed in the hope of COVID-19 not affecting any of the two fighters from participating in this stunning showdown.

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Who’s your pick in the rematch? Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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