A much-anticipated rematch kicks off the UFC’s 2021 pay-per-view slate as former two-division champion Conor McGregor takes on former interim champion Dustin Poirier in the primary occasion of UFC 257 on Saturday night time in Abu Dhabi. The principle UFC 257 battle card is about for 10 p.m. ET and contains a battle of lightweights who’re among the many promotion’s greatest stars. McGregor fought simply as soon as final yr however reminded MMA followers of his deadly talent set with a 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone. Poirier additionally noticed the Octagon simply as soon as in 2020 however delivered a memorable efficiency in successful a five-round determination towards the resilient Dan Hooker.