Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier: What time? What channel? All the info


Conor McGregor ends a year-long exodus from the octagon to take on ole foe Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi this weekend, here's everything you need to know about the big fight.


Where is the McGregor fight?


The bout takes place in the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi


What time does it start in Irish time?


It's Sunday evening the UAE, early Sunday morning here.


The main card gets underway at 3am Irish time and McGregor v Dustin Poirier should be starting around about 5am Irish time.


How can I watch it?


The fight will be shown exclusively on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and Ireland.


UFC 257 is set to air live on BT Sport Box Office, which can be accessed through Virgin Media or Sky TV on a pay-per-view rate.


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Full card


Main card



  • Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor (mens lightweight)

  • Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler (mens lightweight - co-main event)

  • Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood (womens flyweight)

  • Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas (womens strawweight)


Preliminary card



  • Brad Tavares vs Antonio Carlos Junior (mens middleweight)

  • Julianna Pena vs Sara McMann (womens bantamweight)

  • Khalil Rountree Jr vs Marcin Prachnio (mens light heavyweight)


Early preliminary card



  • Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov (mens middleweight)

  • Nik Lentz vs Movsar Evloev (mens catchweight)

  • Amir Albazi vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (mens flyweight)


Odds (correct at time of publication)


Conor McGregor win:1/3


Dustin Poirier win: 11/4


What's the backstory?


Conor McGregor and Poirier have fought before.


The Dubliner stopped the American after just one minute and 46 seconds of the first round in Las Vegas back in September 2014.


What has Conor McGregor said?


I feel like Im only starting. Everyone says Youve done it all, youre so rich, what are you doing here? Am I not allowed here?


I want to be here and perform for the fans. Im a young man, Ive got many highlights. All the money, all the belts and everything, it comes and goes. You know what lives on? A fighters highlights.