Video: Trailer Released for Conor McGregor-Dustin Poirier Rematch at UFC 257
By: Tristen Critchfield Dec 14, 2020
Let the anticipation begin.
Over the weekend, the first official trailer for the Conor
Poirier rematch at UFC 257 was released by the Las Vegas-based
promotion. McGregor and Poirier will square off in the evening’s
headliner on Jan. 23 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
The two rivals initially met in a featherweight bout at UFC 178 on
Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas. McGregor defeated Poirier via
first-round TKO, cementing himself as a star to watch in the
division and putting himself on a championship path.
Plenty has changed since then. McGregor has gone on to become a
simultaneous two-division champion and also earned a lucrative
payday for a boxing match with Floyd
Mayweather. Undoubtedly the biggest star in the promotion, the
“Notorious” Irishman returned to the Octagon following more than a
year absence at UFC 246 in January, when he stopped Donald
Cerrone in just 40 seconds on Jan. 18.
Poirier, meanwhile, has found success since moving to 155 pounds.
He earned a shot at championship gold, falling to Khabib
Nurmagomedov in a title bout at UFC 242. “The Diamond”
rebounded to outpoint Dan Hooker in
the UFC on ESPN 12 on June 27.