A massive bout is now official to kick off the very first UFC pay-per-view event in 2021. Two of the most exciting UFC athletes will finally rematch as #2 ranked lightweight and former interim champion Dustin Poirier faces former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This bout will take place at UFC 257 on January 24, 2021 (Asia time).
The first bout between Poirier vs McGregor was at featherweight and took place at UFC 178 on September 27, 2014. McGregor got the TKO at just 1:46 minutes of the first round, launching his phenomenal run through the featherweight and lightweight divisions and earning both titles. Poirier returned to lightweight and eventually succeeded in claiming the interim UFC lightweight title
Poirier (26-6, Lafayette, US), is now the number 2 ranked lightweight and former interim UFC lightweight champion. He has 12 wins by knockout and 7 by submission, and has eleven Fight and Performance of the Night awards .
The sheer amount of Fight and Performance of the Night awards (21) between Poirier and McGregor since their first meeting guarantees a spectacular rematch to launch the first numbered event of 2021. UFC 257 will take place on January 24, Asia time. The location of the event and the remainder of the card will be announced at a later date.