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UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2021 at the Etihad Arena on Fight Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the league has been holding official weigh-ins and then faceoffs, but no ceremonial weigh-ins. In a return to a degree of normalcy, this event will have both official and ceremonial weigh-ins. Both will stream live on The UnderGround, on Friday, January 23.

Former champ champ Conor McGregor hasn’t fought since his 40 second KO of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18, 2020. Opponent Dustin Poirier too has not been in the Octagon much lately. His last fight was a decision win over Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27, 2020; prior to that, he lost a title fight vs. lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 on September 7, 2019.

The co-main features the UFC debut of three-time Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler, vs. the #6 ranked Dan Hooker. With a spectacular win, Chandler put himself potentially in line for a title shot.

UFC 257 official weigh-ins video (6:00 a.m. ET)

UFC 257 ceremonial weigh-ins video (10:00 a.m. ET)

Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)

-Dustin Poirier (156) vs. Conor McGregor (155)
-Michael Chandler (156) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
-Joanne Calderwood (126) vs. Jessica Eye (126)
-Ottman Azaitar ()* vs. Matt Frevola (155.5)
-Amanda Ribas (156) vs. Marina Rodriguez (116)

Late Prelims (ESPN, ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET)

-Nasrat Haqparast ()**** vs. Arman Tsarukyan (159)**
-Antonio Carlos Junior (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185.5)
-Sara McMann (135) vs. Julianna Pena (136)
-Marcin Prachnio (206) vs. Khalil Rountree (206)***

Early Prelims (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)

-Makhmud Muradov (186) vs. Andrew Sanchez (186)
-Movsar Evloev (150) vs. Nik Lentz (150)
-Amir Albazi (126) vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)

* Ottman Azaitar did not weigh in and was ruled out of his fight vs. Matt Frevola
** Arman Tsarukyan missed lightweight limit by 3 pounds; given one additional hour.
*** Khalil Rountree missed light heavyweight limit by 0.5 pounds on first attempt, but made weight on his second attempt.
**** Nasrat Haqparast did not weigh in and was ruled out of his fight vs. Tsarukyan due to illness

1/22/21 4:07 AM
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I guess I’ll kick it off by being the asshole. Two non-title WMMA fights on the main card of a major PPV is less than ideal. Calderwood v. Eye, while serviceable, is still not awesome. 

1/22/21 5:34 AM
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1/22/21 7:04 AM
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I guess I’ll kick it off by being the asshole. Two non-title WMMA fights on the main card of a major PPV is less than ideal. Calderwood v. Eye, while serviceable, is still not awesome. 


Look on the bright side. It's a very expensive bathroom break.
1/22/21 8:48 AM
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Weigh-ins were almost 3 hours ago.

UG updates: Zero.

 

Breaking: Frevola vs. Azaitar off main card. Azaitar withdrew for some reason after Frevola made weight.

Main Card down to 4 fights. Will they move another chick fight to the main card because hey, let's face it, this is a Conor fight and 4 who-gives-a-fuck other fights that 1+ million will buy because they simply can't live another moment without seeing it live.

Sara McMann (135) vs. Julianna Pena (136) made weight. Three chick fights on main card? Do it, Dana! Rub everyone's nose in it!

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lol. ok Dana

1/22/21 9:26 AM
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Down to 10 fights now:

 

From Bloody Elbow:

The second fight to go kaput was the formerly featured prelim that was to pit Arman Tsarukyan against Nasrat Haqparast at lightweight.

Tsarukyan made it to the scale, but came in three pounds over the 156 lb limit. He was given an hour to shed the offending pounds. However, before that could happen his fight was called off after Haqparast failed to show up within the three hour time window.

1/22/21 9:27 AM
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Hey, your $70 now gets you:

Frevola vs. Azaitar’s pay-per-view slot goes to Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez, which was previously slated to open the event on the Early Prelims.

1/22/21 10:39 AM
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hahaha 

1/22/21 11:38 AM
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That event is fucking trash. Take off the main event, and that is literally worse than every single Bellator event that Chandler used to headline.
1/22/21 11:52 AM
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Weird story:

1/22/21 12:39 PM
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Weird story:

Some suspect shit there. 

 

Dude lost his UFC contract so his buddy could sneak in and drop off a bag to him?

 

Fair to say the bag didn't contain his favorite pair of Nikes or lucky underwear. 

 

1/22/21 12:42 PM
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Weird story:

How fucking dumb can you be?

Was it worth throwing away your UFC career over getting a buddy in the hotel?

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Weird story:

How fucking dumb can you be?

Was it worth throwing away your UFC career over getting a buddy in the hotel?

Maybe he needed some sexy time?

1/22/21 1:58 PM
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So, how many fight fights are left on the card, and why not have ribas fight frevola since she came in at 156lbs?

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Weird story:

Some suspect shit there. 

 

Dude lost his UFC contract so his buddy could sneak in and drop off a bag to him?

 

Fair to say the bag didn't contain his favorite pair of Nikes or lucky underwear. 

 

This could end up being one of the greatest UFC stories ever!  In 20 years there will be trivia questions about this.

Well, who knows but this could be the best story of the weekend if the fights turn out lame.

Crawled over 4 balconies like it's a James Bond scene? What the hell is in the bag??!! I need to know what is in the bag! It can't just be something like diuretics or PEDs since the fighter would just get busted for that via drug testing and you would have thought the team would have just had someone in the bubble bring them to Abu Dhabi. Was it a Big Mac? Did he get undeniable munchies while playing video games? Was it the web address to an untraceable streaming site? Was he doing a last-minute delivery of a How To Sidestep VHS video? We need to know!!!