Dustin Poirier (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC 257 Results: Poirier Stops McGregor, Chandler Crushes Hooker

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the UFC hosted UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 from Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In the night’s main event, former interim lightweight titleholder Dustin Poirier rematched former two-division champion Conor McGregor. The pair met previously at UFC 178, with Ireland’s McGregor scoring a first-round knockout of the Louisiana native. Poirier had tasted defeat just once in his last eight Octagon appearances, a submission loss to champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He was most recently in the cage against Dan Hooker in June, earning “Fight of the Night” honors. McGregor, meanwhile, got back in the win column last January with a first-round stoppage of Donald Cerrone. Prior to that, McGregor was submitted by the aforementioned Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on both ESPN and ESPN+, with the five-fight main card airing on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.


Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:32
Michael Chandler def. Dan Hooker by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:30
Joanne Calderwood def. Jessica Eye by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Makhmud Muradov def. Andrew Sanchez by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:59
Marina Rodriguez def. Amanda Ribas by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 0:54
Arman Tsarukyan def. Matt Frevola by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Brad Tavares def. Antônio Carlos Júnior by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28
Julianna Peña def. Sara McMann by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:39
Marcin Prachnio def. Khalil Rountree by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Amir Albazi def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)