UFC 257 complete results

UFC 257 took place Saturday, January 23rd from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier and aied on ESPN+, ESPN, and ESPN+ PPV.

Main Card (Live on ESPN+ PPV, 10:00 PM EST)

-Dustin Poirier defeated Conor McGregor by KO (Punches), Round 2, 2:32)
-Michael Chandler defeated Dan Hooker by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 2:30)
-Joanne Calderwood defeated Jessica Eye by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Makhmud Muradov defeated Andrew Sanchez by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 2:59)
-Marina Rodriguez defeated Amanda Ribas by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 0:54)

Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN, 8:00 PM EST)

-Arman Tsarukyan defeated Matt Frevola by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
-Brad Tavares defeated Antonio Carlos Junior by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Julianna Pena defeated Sara McMann by Submission (RNC, Round 3, 3:39)
-Marcin Prachnio defeated Khalil Rountree  by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN+, 7:00 PM EST)

-Movsar Evloev defeated Nik Lentz by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
-Amir Albazi defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Site Background

Starting with UFC on ABC: Holloway vs. Kattar, a limited number of fans were allowed inside the newly built Etihad Arena, marking the first time since UFC 248 on March 2020 that non-essential event personnel were in attendance. The venue has maximum capacity of over 18,000, but the UFC is expecting to have closer to 2,000 fans for each of the Fight Island’s events during the week.

For the event to be broadcast live during Prime time hours on the east coast of North America, the main card is scheduled to begin at 7:00 am (January 24) local time in Abu Dhabi, with a full preliminary card beginning at approximately 4:00 am Gulf Standard Time.

A lightweight rematch between former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and former interim champion Dustin Poirier is set to headline this event. They met previously in a featherweight bout at UFC 178 in September 27, 2014, where McGregor won by first round TKO. [source: wikipedia.com]

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