Conor McGregor is back under the lights tonight as he faces Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in 12 months against old rival Poirier on Fight Island, with Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler as the co-main event.
The stage is set for McGregor vs Poirier at UFC 257GETTY
McGregor vs Poirier: Date and start time
UFC 257 takes place TONIGHT on Saturday, January 23
It is being staged at the Etihad Arena on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi with 2,000 fans in attendance
The early prelims start from 11.30pm UK time on Saturday, the prelims at 1am and then the main card from 3am
McGregor and Poirier are set to take to the ring at around 5am on Sunday morning UK time
McGregor vs Poirier: TV and live stream
This event will be pay-per-view in the UK and is being shown on BT Sport Box Office
Box office coverage starts from 1am on Sunday morning
It will cost £19.95 and can be purchased through the BT Player, on BT Sport’s website or their app
The prelims are available to watch for free on BT Sport 1 from 1am-3am via this live stream or on the BT Sport app
In the US, the event will be live on ESPN+.
Follow the latest fight updates online in our blog below
McGregor v Poirier: Fight card
Main Card – from 3am Sunday in UK/7am local time
MAIN EVENT: Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier, Lightweight
CO-MAIN EVENT: Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler, Lightweight
Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood, Women’s Flyweight
Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov, Middleweight
Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas, Women’s Strawweight
Prelims – from 1am Sunday in UK/5am local time
Matt Frevola vs Arman Tsarukyan, Lightweight
Brad Tavares vs Antonio Carlos Junior, Middleweight
Julianna Pena vs Sara McMann, Women’s Bantamweight
Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Marcin Prachnio, Light Heavyweight
Early prelims – from 11.30pm Saturday in UK/3.30am Sunday local time
Movsar Evloev vs Nik Lentz, Catchweight
Amir Albazi vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov, Flyweight
McGregor vs Poirier: What is the purse?
Former two-weight champion McGregor is the highest-paid fighter in UFC history.
He banked more than £23million for his first-round knockout win over Donald Cerrone in January.
And he’s expected to take home the lion’s share of the purse against Poirier.
The purse for the upcoming bout is thought to be around £10m and Mac has vowed to donate a chunk of it to charity.
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