Sport news Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 LIVE: The Notorious has vowed to knock his old rival out in under 60 SECONDS... so can he deliver as he fights for the first time in a year at UFC 257? Metinews.com

MetiNews.Com - The Notorious is plotting a return to the summit of the lightweight division and a win over number two contender Poirier, 32, will almost certainly put him in the driving seat to fight for UFC gold later this year.

Sport news Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 LIVE: The Notorious has vowed to knock his old rival out in under 60 SECONDS... so can he deliver as he fights for the first time in a year at UFC 257? Metinews.com

MetiNews.Com - The Notorious is plotting a return to the summit of the lightweight division and a win over number two contender Poirier, 32, will almost certainly put him in the driving seat to fight for UFC gold later this year.

Sport news  Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 LIVE: The Notorious has vowed to knock his old rival out in under 60 SECONDS... so can he deliver as he fights for the first time in a year at UFC 257? Metinews.com
24 January 2021 - 05:45

Breaking News ! Conor McGregor makes his highly-anticipated return to the octagon after a year out of action as he takes on former rival Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.The Notorious is plotting a return to the summit of the lightweight division and a win over number two contender Poirier, 32, will almost certainly put him in the driving seat to fight for UFC gold later this year. However, the Louisiana native will be looking to upset the odds and prove his credentials as the man to take the throne of recently-retired Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier met McGregor back in 2014 and will be looking to avenge that heavy loss at UFC 178.  Follow Sportsmail's Ollie Lewis for live UFC 257 coverage of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier including round-by-round updates from the main fight card.  {"@context":"http://schema.org","@type":"LiveBlogPosting","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","description":"The Notorious is plotting a return to the summit of the lightweight division and a win over number two contender Poirier, 32, will almost certainly put him in the driving seat to fight for UFC gold later this year. However, the Louisiana native will be looking to upset the odds and prove his credentials as the man to take the throne of recently-retired Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier met McGregor back in 2014 and will be looking to avenge that heavy loss at UFC 178.","headline":"Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2 LIVE: The Notorious returns to the octagon for the first time in a year...","publisher":{"@type":"Organization","@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher","name":"Daily Mail","logo":{"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/sitelogos/daily-mail-structured-data-logo.gif","width":"350","height":"60"}},"liveBlogUpdate":[{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND TWO - POIRIER KNOCKS MCGREGOR OUT!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-45","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:39:57+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:39:44+00:00","articleBody":"Poirier destabilises McGregor with a low calf kick but McGregor responds with a clean right hand that looked to shake the American slightly. McGregor's timing is good right now, countering well as Poirier comes in. \nBut his lead leg already looks badly busted up, with it visibly reddening. McGregor backs Poirier up against the fence but he fights his way away from the cage and is finding his range. \nOh my goodness! Poirier has knocked out Conor McGregor! The Diamond ups the tempo and blitzes the Irishman with a barrage of punches that floors the Notorious and Herb Dean steps in to wave off the contest.\nMcGregor, bloodied from the nose, looks dazed and confused right now!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND ONE","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-44","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:35:19+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:35:19+00:00","articleBody":"We are under way and McGregor immediately takes the centre of the octagon and puts Poirier on his heels, firing his pistol-like left hand but unable to land. \nPoirier rides the early pace and lands a big takedown on the Irishman, he wasn't expecting that. McGregor has his back against the fence as he looks to get up and he is back to his feet and reverses Poirier against the fence.\nNow then, McGregor lands a couple of shoulder strikes - we saw how effective those were against Donald Cerrone last year. But Poirier is unfazed and has McGregor backed up against the cage now as the Irishman buries a knee into Poirier's midriff. \nThe Diamond is still looking to engineer a takedown but McGregor is stopping him in his tracks and switches position again. The pair are talking to each other as Poirier ties up McGregor's left arm up and the Irishman backs away from the clinch and the pair return to the centre of the octagon.\nMcGregor finds a home with a straight left and a lead right hook, but Poirier fires back with a hook of his own before landing a couple of calf kicks. McGregor attempts a spinning hook kick which just glances Poirier as the klaxon sounds, an excellent opening round. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"The fighters are in the octagon, we are moments away!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-43","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:28:37+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:25:15+00:00","articleBody":"McGregor and Poirier have both made their octagon walks and we are moments away from tonight's main event from getting under way on Fight Island.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/05/1611466105093_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Up next... the main event!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-42","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:18:51+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:17:44+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/05/1611465455621_lc_galleryImage_Jan_22_2021_Abu_Dhabi_UNI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Michael Chandler: 'There's a new lightweight in the UFC!'","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-41","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:16:11+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:11:40+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND ONE - CHANDLER KNOCKS OUT HOOKER!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-40","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:26:25+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:07:58+00:00","articleBody":"The action begins and Chandler puts Hooker on his heels right away, taking the centre of the octagon. \nThe Kiwi needs to use his reach advantage to fend off any takedown attempts from the wrestling expert as he throws a couple of calf kicks to stall the American. \nChandler stalks his taller opponent and has success with a body shot and a couple of strikes up top. \nAnd Chandler floors Hooker with a huge right hook that sends the Kiwi sprawling! Grounded, Chandler rains a plethora of punches and Marc Goddard steps into stop the fight.\nChandler is in ecstasy as he backflips off the octagon fence and drapes an American flag over his shoulders. For Hooker, he was so worried about the takedown he did not see the right hand coming.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/05/1611465498208_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"We are moments away from the co-main event!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-39","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:26:49+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:04:15+00:00","articleBody":"Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler are in the octagon as Bruce Buffer introduces the two men involved in tonight's co-main event.\nWhich lightweight will grasp this golden opportunity to launch themselves among the top contenders?","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"McGregor arrives in style","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-38","dateModified":"2021-01-24T05:03:19+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T05:03:19+00:00","articleBody":"Would it be Conor McGregor if he didn't make a lavish arrival? ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/05/1611464577130_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Poirier in the zone as the main event inches closer","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-37","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:56:05+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:56:05+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie 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Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"McGregor is in the building!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-35","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:51:17+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:51:17+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie 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Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/04/1611463793277_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"CALDERWOOD WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-33","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:55:21+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:46:56+00:00","articleBody":"And Joanne Calderwood takes the win, with the judges scoring it 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in a big win for the Scot.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/04/1611464117447_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Follow me back, Dana!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-32","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:46:11+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:46:11+00:00","articleBody":"Here is that moment from earlier when Muradov asked UFC chief White to follow him back on Instagram!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND THREE","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-31","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:45:28+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:45:28+00:00","articleBody":"Eye gets back on what landed her so much success in the first as she pins Calderwood against the fence. \nBut she's struggling to take the Scot down as he attempts the double leg but JoJo uses the fence to her advantage to fend off the American. \nThe referee separates the pair with Eye unable to do meaningful work against the fence as Calderwood lands a big leg kick. The Scot is getting the better of the clinches and is landing consistently on the break.\nShe lands a beautiful kick to the head which leads to a desperate takedown attempt from Eye but Calderwood brushes it off with ease.\nCalderwood attempts another spinning attack but misses and Eye is unable to punish her as she did in the second and now the Scot lands a big kick that leaves blood rushing from the American's left eye. \nThe klaxon sounds and we go to the judges' scorecards.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND TWO","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-30","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:38:36+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:38:36+00:00","articleBody":"This is a fun fight. Calderwood lets go with a big right hand and follows up with a front kick that lands. Another right hand connects and trips Eye to the mat, but opts not to enter the American's guard, given her success on the feet.\nEye responds with a right hand to the body followed by a left book up top but Calderwood's knees are causing the American serious problems, landing once in the clinch and then again on the break. \nJoJo's hands have lowered and she is oozing confidence, with Eye unable to get the Scot up against the fence as she had done in the first. \nCalderwood attempts a spinning elbow but misses and opens the door for a takedown and Eye snaps up that opportunity. A self-inflicted predicament for the No 7-ranked flyweight. \nEye does not have enough time to make the most of her position as the klaxon sounds.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND ONE","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-29","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:32:15+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:32:15+00:00","articleBody":"Eye launches a string of punches at Calderwood from the off and the pair engage in the clinch. The Scot said this week that she feels she has the advantage in the clinch but it is Eye who has the Scot up against the fence, grappling on her terms. \nThe pair separate and Calderwood lands a beautiful one-two before connecting with a leg kick to the body. Eye lands a right hand and Calderwood responds with an elbow but the American has her rival where she wants her as he pins her against the fence.\nThis fight could take place in a phone box, let alone an octagon, with some brutal punches exchanged in the clinch but Eye has Calderwood against the fence once more, which the Scot is struggling to prevent. \nJoJo lands a couple of crisp knees which causes Eye to back off. Calderwood is letting her punches go now and follows up with kicks to the body. \nThe klaxon sounds to bring a thrilling opening round to a close.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Up next, a women's flyweight bout","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-28","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:21:21+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:21:21+00:00","articleBody":"We've got a women's flyweight bout up next, with America's Jessica Eye taking on Scotland's very own Joanne Calderwood. \nThe Scot has reaped the rewards of a move to Las Vegas and will hope to put herself in a strong position to challenge for Valentina Shevchenko's title. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/04/1611462017879_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Poirier ready to shock the world","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-27","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:17:46+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:17:46+00:00","articleBody":"Not many fighters have the chance at a second bite of the cherry against Conor McGregor, especially those who were beaten as comprehensively as Dustin Poirier was.\nBut the Louisiana native feels he is in the best shape to defeat the Irishman and shock the world. \nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND THREE - MURADOV KOS SANCHEZ!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-26","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:18:34+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:12:12+00:00","articleBody":"Sanchez's corner tells him they think he is behind and he comes out on the front foot once more, but Muradov's class shows as he continues to hit the target, leaving the American bloodied from the nose.\nMuradov lands to the body now before connecting upstairs, with Sanchez's corner imploring him to keep his hands up. \nBut now Muradov lands a huge right hand to leave Sanchez on jelly legs and the Uzbekistani, smelling blood, hunts his prey. He follows up with a huge knee that sends Sanchez to the fence and a flurry of shots are unleashed before the referee steps in to stop the contest. \nMuradov extends his unbeaten steak to 14 wins. He goes over to Dana White and instead of asking for a shot at a big name, he asks for a follow on Instagram!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/04/1611461561199_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND TWO","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-25","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:06:52+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T04:06:52+00:00","articleBody":"Sanchez continues to press forward as the second round begins, but Muradov does not look fazed by the forward movement of his opponent. \nThe action is paused as Sanchez connects with a kick to the groin. Muradov is good to carry onand Sanchez continues to bounce forward and attempts a takedown but Muradov uses the fence excellently to fend off the American. \nMuradov loads up with a big right hand but Sanchez sees it coming. The Uzbekistani, unfazed, lands a couple of crisp shots to the body before Sanchez responds with a right hand of his own. Muradov launches a left hook followed by a right hand which lands, although he has abandoned his calf kick plan in a bid to get more joy with the hands.\nThe 10-second warning is sounded and Muradov lands a huge right that sends Sanchez backwards but he covers up as the klaxon sounds. A better round for the American on the whole. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND ONE","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-24","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:59:28+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:59:28+00:00","articleBody":"A cautious opening between the pair, with Sanchez producing lots of feints to disrupt Muradov's striking set ups. The Uzbekistani has thrown a couple of kicks as he fends off a takedown attempt from Sanchez, before landing a strong right hand up top.\nSanchez's left calf is already showing signs of damage and redness as Muradov lands a couple of heavy strikes and then enters a clinch against the fence, but Sanchez pushes him off moments later.\nMuradov continues to go to work on the front calf as Sanchez marches forward and lands a one-two up top but it doesn't register cleanly. Now Muradov aims for Sanchez's body as he looks to slow the American. The unpredictability of his strikes allows him to connect to Sanchez's head now.\nMuradov attempts a flying knee as Sanchez responds with a jab to close the first round.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Next up, Andrew Sanchez takes on Makhmud Muradov","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-23","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:48:05+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:48:05+00:00","articleBody":"We've got a middleweight clash coming up next as American Andrew Sanchez faces  Makhmud Muradov at 185 pounds. \nSanchez has won three of his last six fights and faces a tough challenge against the in-form Uzbekistani.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/03/1611459932516_lc_galleryImage_SIPA_USA_via_PA_Images_Ja.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Mature McGregor could be BETTER than ever","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-22","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:42:50+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:42:50+00:00","articleBody":"Those around Conor McGregor believe the restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic have provided the 'perfect storm' for McGregor to regain his focus and set his sights back on UFC glory.\nThat, alongside fatherhood and entering his thirties, have helped mould a more mature athlete.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Poirier arrives as John Kavanagh shares the scene in early morning Abu Dhabi","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-21","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:32:38+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:38:00+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/03/1611459410676_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND TWO - RODRIGUEZ WINS!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-20","dateModified":"2021-01-24T04:08:40+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:35:49+00:00","articleBody":"Oh my goodness! Marina Rodriguez drops Ribas with a huge shot. Ribas is knelt down on the canvas, and Rodriguez thinks the fight is over but Herb Dean urges her to continue.\nRodriguez returns and clinches with Ribas before landing a huge elbow which put the result beyond doubt as Dean steps in to wave it off.\nHuge shock in the first fight of this main card!","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/04/1611461305906_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"ROUND ONE","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-19","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:32:40+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:32:40+00:00","articleBody":"Herb Dean begins proceedings and Ribas immediately gets on the front foot, making Rodriguez go backwards in the hope of setting up a takedown. \nRodriguez stops her countrywoman in her tracks with a crisp one-two, before Ribas lands a takedown of her rival. \nBut Rodriguez adapts well to the takedown, tying Ribas up in an awkward position on her side, but she works out of it into full guard and begins working a handful of punches to Rodriguez's ribs. \nRibas is looking to posture up and has some joy in landing a couple of big left hands to the grounded Rodriguez, although she needs to be wary of being caught in an arm bar. \nA strong first round for the favourite, Ribas.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"First up, a clash between two Brazilians","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.

. \nRibas is undefeated in her first four UFC bouts and knows a win tonight will put her in the mix for a shot at the title. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/03/1611458361061_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"McGregor needs to be 'creative' against Poirier","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-17","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:14:54+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:14:54+00:00","articleBody":"McGregor barely had to break a sweat to get past Poirier when they last met in 2014, but the Irishman is expected to face a sterner test this evening.\nAnd UFC great Georges St-Pierre says McGregor needs to be at his creative striking best to unlock the Diamond tonight.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Main card is about to get under way!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-16","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:05:06+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:04:59+00:00","articleBody":"Arman Tsarukyan has just defeated Matt Frevola by unanimous decision after a dominant performance to wrap up tonight's preliminary action and we are about to get under way with the main card.\nStay tuned as we provide live round-by-round updates from each of the five upcoming fights, including the main event - set to kick off at around 5am. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/03/1611457378254_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"The Hangman gets his hands wrapped","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-15","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:02:20+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:02:02+00:00","articleBody":"He comes into this one off the back of a loss to Dustin Poirier, but Dan Hooker is confident he has what it takes to challenge for UFC gold. \nThe 30-year-old is confident he has all the tools to be a nightmare for Chandler, having campaigned for a fight with contender Charles Oliveira. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/03/1611457233503_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Inside McGregor's Fight Island hotel suite","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-14","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:00:01+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T03:00:01+00:00","articleBody":"Conor McGregor conquered Las Vegas and he will look to give Abu Dhabi the same treatment. A star of his stature is used to having the red carpet rolled out for him and the folk on Fight Island have spared no expense for the Irishman. \nFit with a gym, a play area for his kids and his very own Proper 12 to boot, this is what McGregor's hotel suite looks like.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"UFC's new kid on the block looking to make his mark","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-13","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:48:35+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:48:35+00:00","articleBody":"Michael Chandler is in the building as we edge closer to his UFC debut against No 6 contender Dan Hooker. \nThe former Bellator lightweight champion wants to prove he is the best lightweight in the world, and there is no better stage to make his case than tonight's platform.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/02/1611456437575_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"How did Conor McGregor join the UFC?","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-12","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:45:18+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:45:05+00:00","articleBody":"There can be no question that the UFC would not be the global phenomena it is without the ascension of one Conor McGregor.\nBut his journey to the bright lights of the UFC was far from simple, having faced a handful of setbacks - including offending Dana White - prior to his debut in 2013.\nClick HERE to read more","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Meanwhile, back in the octagon...","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-11","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:37:36+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:37:36+00:00","articleBody":"Brad Tavares has defeated Antonio Carlos Junior by unanimous decision. The middleweight had his Brazilian rival on the back foot for the duration of the 15-minute bout, leaving Carlos Junior with no complaints over the outcome.\nWith Max Holloway winning last week and Tavares' victory tonight, it's been a good week for Hawaiian MMA. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/02/1611455760429_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"McGregor slams Khabib's 'lack of courage'","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-10","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:30:12+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:30:12+00:00","articleBody":"It is no secret who Conor McGregor wants to fight this year. \nDespite being convincingly defeated by Nurmagomedov in their grudge match over two years ago, McGregor still fancies his chances in his rematch against the Dagestani. The Notorious believes Khabib's refusal to accept a rematch points to a 'lack of courage'.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Kavanagh: Poirier not over McGregor loss","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-9","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:15:01+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:15:01+00:00","articleBody":"Dustin Poirier has developed immensely since that defeat to the former two-weight champion, with his game improving immeasurably after moving up to 155 pounds.\nHowever, for all the physical improvement, question marks remain as to whether the 32-year-old has overcome the mental barriers from that defeat, having admitted to McGregor getting in his head before that fight. \nMcGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, exclusively told Sportsmail he thinks the trauma of that loss still lingers.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Pena calls out the GOAT","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-8","dateModified":"2021-01-24T02:16:02+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T02:06:17+00:00","articleBody":"We are two fights into the preliminary card and we have been treated to some great action so far. \nMarcin Prachnio edged a razor-thin decision victory over Khalil Rountree while Julianna Pena has defeated Sara McMann via rear naked choke submission in the third round. \nThe Venezuelan 135-pounder has just called out the all-conquering Amanda Nunes in a passionate post-fight interview with Jon Anik.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/02/1611453879859_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"White: Khabib could return if impressed by 'spectacular' 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Poirier","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-3","dateModified":"2021-01-24T01:25:03+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T01:25:03+00:00","articleBody":"Last time these two met, it ended in no time as McGregor marched through Poirier on his way to the featherweight title. \nThe Irishman has vowed to finish his opponent in just 60 seconds this time around, though admitted he would enjoy a 'war' with the No 2 contender.\nClick HERE to read more.","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"WATCH: Poirier and McGregor come face-to-face for the final time","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-2","dateModified":"2021-01-24T01:10:38+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T01:10:19+00:00","articleBody":"","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Here is tonight's full fight card","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-1","dateModified":"2021-01-24T03:05:28+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T01:07:17+00:00","articleBody":"The early pre-lims have just taken place, and we are about to get under way with the preliminary fights.\nMain card\nPoirier v McGregor\nHooker v Chandler\nEye v Calderwood\nSanchez v Muradov\nRodriguez v Ribas\nPrelim card \nTsarukyan v Haqparast\nTavares v Carlos Jr\nPena v McMann\nRountree Jr v Prachnio","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/00/38399280-0-image-a-4_1611448013162.jpg"},{"@type":"BlogPosting","headline":"Good evening and welcome!","url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html#lc-id-0","dateModified":"2021-01-24T01:02:56+00:00","datePublished":"2021-01-24T01:02:26+00:00","articleBody":"Well, it's finally here. After just over a year out of the octagon, Conor McGregor is back as he looks to return to the top of the lightweight division. \nStanding in his way is Dustin Poirier, who has come on leaps and bounds since he lost to the Notorious at UFC 178 back in 2014. \nStay tuned as we will have live round-by-round coverage of UFC 257's main event from Fight Island, set to begin in around four hours time. ","author":{"@type":"Person","name":"Ollie Lewis"},"mainEntityOfPage":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","@type":"WebPage"},"publisher":{"@id":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk#publisher"},"image":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/01/24/01/1611450171344_lc_galleryImage_ABU_metinews.comBI_UNITED_ARAB_EMI.JPG"}],"coverageStartTime":"2021-01-24T01:02:26+00:00","coverageEndTime":"2021-01-25T05:45:34+00:00"} Ollie Lewis Host commentator Auto-update 05:39 ROUND TWO - POIRIER KNOCKS MCGREGOR OUT! Poirier destabilises McGregor with a low calf kick but McGregor responds with a clean right hand that looked to shake the American slightly. McGregor's timing is good right now, countering well as Poirier comes in.  But his lead leg already looks badly busted up, with it visibly reddening. McGregor backs Poirier up against the fence but he fights his way away from the cage and is finding his range.  Oh my goodness! Poirier has knocked out Conor McGregor! The Diamond ups the tempo and blitzes the Irishman with a barrage of punches that floors the Notorious and Herb Dean steps in to wave off the contest. McGregor, bloodied from the nose, looks dazed and confused right now! 05:35 ROUND ONE We are under way and McGregor immediately takes the centre of the octagon and puts Poirier on his heels, firing his pistol-like left hand but unable to land.  Poirier rides the early pace and lands a big takedown on the Irishman, he wasn't expecting that. McGregor has his back against the fence as he looks to get up and he is back to his feet and reverses Poirier against the fence. Now then, McGregor lands a couple of shoulder strikes - we saw how effective those were against Donald Cerrone last year. But Poirier is unfazed and has McGregor backed up against the cage now as the Irishman buries a knee into Poirier's midriff.  The Diamond is still looking to engineer a takedown but McGregor is stopping him in his tracks and switches position again. The pair are talking to each other as Poirier ties up McGregor's left arm up and the Irishman backs away from the clinch and the pair return to the centre of the octagon. McGregor finds a home with a straight left and a lead right hook, but Poirier fires back with a hook of his own before landing a couple of calf kicks. McGregor attempts a spinning hook kick which just glances Poirier as the klaxon sounds, an excellent opening round.  05:25 The fighters are in the octagon, we are moments away! McGregor and Poirier have both made their octagon walks and we are moments away from tonight's main event from getting under way on Fight Island. 05:17 Up next... the main event! Poirier vs McGregor is LIVE NEXT on @espn+ PPV #UFC257 #InAbuDhabi @visitabudhabi pic.twitter.com/Dm8eYhC56D— danawhite (@danawhite) January 24, 2021 05:11 Michael Chandler: 'There's a new lightweight in the UFC!' "SEE YOU AT THE TOP!" #UFC257 pic.twitter.com/LWmkm2b0A7— UFC (@ufc) January 24, 2021 05:07 ROUND ONE - CHANDLER KNOCKS OUT HOOKER! The action begins and Chandler puts Hooker on his heels right away, taking the centre of the octagon.  The Kiwi needs to use his reach advantage to fend off any takedown attempts from the wrestling expert as he throws a couple of calf kicks to stall the American.  Chandler stalks his taller opponent and has success with a body shot and a couple of strikes up top.  And Chandler floors Hooker with a huge right hook that sends the Kiwi sprawling! Grounded, Chandler rains a plethora of punches and Marc Goddard steps into stop the fight. Chandler is in ecstasy as he backflips off the octagon fence and drapes an American flag over his shoulders. For Hooker, he was so worried about the takedown he did not see the right hand coming. 05:04 We are moments away from the co-main event! Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler are in the octagon as Bruce Buffer introduces the two men involved in tonight's co-main event. Which lightweight will grasp this golden opportunity to launch themselves among the top contenders? 05:03 McGregor arrives in style Would it be Conor McGregor if he didn't make a lavish arrival?  04:56 Poirier in the zone as the main event inches closer 04:52 Chandler and Hooker with a chance to steal the show The lightweight scene has been shaken up massively since Nurmagomedov's retirement, with a handful of contenders vying for the Dagestani's throne. McGregor and Poirier are the main attraction tonight, but Chandler and Hooker have a golden opportunity to steal the limelight.  Hooker and Chandler have huge chance to steal the show at UFC 257 Regardless of whether Khabib is inspired to return, the winner of this fight will be in a sensational position for a lightweight title shot. Saturday is a huge opportunity for both men. Mail Online 04:51 McGregor is in the building! NOTORIOUS ON SITE. ???? #UFC257 pic.twitter.com/J319vhRqPR— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 24, 2021 04:49 Co-main event up next! We are just one fight away from the main event on Fight Island, and it's an intriguing match up at lightweight with a UFC newbie making his first appearance. Dan Hooker takes on Michael Chandler next! 04:46 CALDERWOOD WINS BY UNANIMOUS DECISION And Joanne Calderwood takes the win, with the judges scoring it 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in a big win for the Scot. 04:46 Follow me back, Dana! Here is that moment from earlier when Muradov asked UFC chief White to follow him back on Instagram! View this post on Instagram A post shared by ufc (@ufc) 04:45 ROUND THREE Eye gets back on what landed her so much success in the first as she pins Calderwood against the fence.  But she's struggling to take the Scot down as he attempts the double leg but JoJo uses the fence to her advantage to fend off the American.  The referee separates the pair with Eye unable to do meaningful work against the fence as Calderwood lands a big leg kick. The Scot is getting the better of the clinches and is landing consistently on the break. She lands a beautiful kick to the head which leads to a desperate takedown attempt from Eye but Calderwood brushes it off with ease. Calderwood attempts another spinning attack but misses and Eye is unable to punish her as she did in the second and now the Scot lands a big kick that leaves blood rushing from the American's left eye.  The klaxon sounds and we go to the judges' scorecards. 04:38 ROUND TWO This is a fun fight. Calderwood lets go with a big right hand and follows up with a front kick that lands. Another right hand connects and trips Eye to the mat, but opts not to enter the American's guard, given her success on the feet. Eye responds with a right hand to the body followed by a left book up top but Calderwood's knees are causing the American serious problems, landing once in the clinch and then again on the break.  JoJo's hands have lowered and she is oozing confidence, with Eye unable to get the Scot up against the fence as she had done in the first.  Calderwood attempts a spinning elbow but misses and opens the door for a takedown and Eye snaps up that opportunity. A self-inflicted predicament for the No 7-ranked flyweight.  Eye does not have enough time to make the most of her position as the klaxon sounds. 04:32 ROUND ONE Eye launches a string of punches at Calderwood from the off and the pair engage in the clinch. The Scot said this week that she feels she has the advantage in the clinch but it is Eye who has the Scot up against the fence, grappling on her terms.  The pair separate and Calderwood lands a beautiful one-two before connecting with a leg kick to the body. Eye lands a right hand and Calderwood responds with an elbow but the American has her rival where she wants her as he pins her against the fence. This fight could take place in a phone box, let alone an octagon, with some brutal punches exchanged in the clinch but Eye has Calderwood against the fence once more, which the Scot is struggling to prevent.  JoJo lands a couple of crisp knees which causes Eye to back off. Calderwood is letting her punches go now and follows up with kicks to the body.  The klaxon sounds to bring a thrilling opening round to a close. 04:21 Up next, a women's flyweight bout We've got a women's flyweight bout up next, with America's Jessica Eye taking on Scotland's very own Joanne Calderwood.  The Scot has reaped the rewards of a move to Las Vegas and will hope to put herself in a strong position to challenge for Valentina Shevchenko's title.  04:17 Poirier ready to shock the world Not many fighters have the chance at a second bite of the cherry against Conor McGregor, especially those who were beaten as comprehensively as Dustin Poirier was. But the Louisiana native feels he is in the best shape to defeat the Irishman and shock the world.  Click HERE to read more. How has Poirier improved since first defeat by McGregor? Dustin Poirier's first fight against Conor McGregor was the Irishman's first major statement of intent in the UFC but it also changed his beaten opponent for the better. Mail Online 04:12 ROUND THREE - MURADOV KOS SANCHEZ! Sanchez's corner tells him they think he is behind and he comes out on the front foot once more, but Muradov's class shows as he continues to hit the target, leaving the American bloodied from the nose. Muradov lands to the body now before connecting upstairs, with Sanchez's corner imploring him to keep his hands up.  But now Muradov lands a huge right hand to leave Sanchez on jelly legs and the Uzbekistani, smelling blood, hunts his prey. He follows up with a huge knee that sends Sanchez to the fence and a flurry of shots are unleashed before the referee steps in to stop the contest.  Muradov extends his unbeaten steak to 14 wins. He goes over to Dana White and instead of asking for a shot at a big name, he asks for a follow on Instagram! 04:06 ROUND TWO Sanchez continues to press forward as the second round begins, but Muradov does not look fazed by the forward movement of his opponent.  The action is paused as Sanchez connects with a kick to the groin. Muradov is good to carry onand Sanchez continues to bounce forward and attempts a takedown but Muradov uses the fence excellently to fend off the American.  Muradov loads up with a big right hand but Sanchez sees it coming. The Uzbekistani, unfazed, lands a couple of crisp shots to the body before Sanchez responds with a right hand of his own. Muradov launches a left hook followed by a right hand which lands, although he has abandoned his calf kick plan in a bid to get more joy with the hands. The 10-second warning is sounded and Muradov lands a huge right that sends Sanchez backwards but he covers up as the klaxon sounds. A better round for the American on the whole.  03:59 ROUND ONE A cautious opening between the pair, with Sanchez producing lots of feints to disrupt Muradov's striking set ups. The Uzbekistani has thrown a couple of kicks as he fends off a takedown attempt from Sanchez, before landing a strong right hand up top. Sanchez's left calf is already showing signs of damage and redness as Muradov lands a couple of heavy strikes and then enters a clinch against the fence, but Sanchez pushes him off moments later. Muradov continues to go to work on the front calf as Sanchez marches forward and lands a one-two up top but it doesn't register cleanly. Now Muradov aims for Sanchez's body as he looks to slow the American. The unpredictability of his strikes allows him to connect to Sanchez's head now. Muradov attempts a flying knee as Sanchez responds with a jab to close the first round. 03:48 Next up, Andrew Sanchez takes on Makhmud Muradov We've got a middleweight clash coming up next as American Andrew Sanchez faces  Makhmud Muradov at 185 pounds.  Sanchez has won three of his last six fights and faces a tough challenge against the in-form Uzbekistani. 03:42 Mature McGregor could be BETTER than ever Those around Conor McGregor believe the restrictions imposed amid the coronavirus pandemic have provided the 'perfect storm' for McGregor to regain his focus and set his sights back on UFC glory. That, alongside fatherhood and entering his thirties, have helped mould a more mature athlete. Click HERE to read more. Why UFC 257 could be best ever version of McGregor... Just 40 seconds of ferocity and spell-binding accuracy in the demolition of Donald Cerrone is all fans have been privy to since Conor McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. Not for long. Mail Online 03:38 Poirier arrives as John Kavanagh shares the scene in early morning Abu Dhabi .@DustinPoirier has arrived to the arena! #UFC257 #InAbuDhabi @VisitAbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/P8RhiSvqxz— danawhite (@danawhite) January 24, 2021 03:35 ROUND TWO - RODRIGUEZ WINS! Oh my goodness! Marina Rodriguez drops Ribas with a huge shot. Ribas is knelt down on the canvas, and Rodriguez thinks the fight is over but Herb Dean urges her to continue. Rodriguez returns and clinches with Ribas before landing a huge elbow which put the result beyond doubt as Dean steps in to wave it off. Huge shock in the first fight of this main card! 03:32 ROUND ONE Herb Dean begins proceedings and Ribas immediately gets on the front foot, making Rodriguez go backwards in the hope of setting up a takedown.  Rodriguez stops her countrywoman in her tracks with a crisp one-two, before Ribas lands a takedown of her rival.  But Rodriguez adapts well to the takedown, tying Ribas up in an awkward position on her side, but she works out of it into full guard and begins working a handful of punches to Rodriguez's ribs.  Ribas is looking to posture up and has some joy in landing a couple of big left hands to the grounded Rodriguez, although she needs to be wary of being caught in an arm bar.  A strong first round for the favourite, Ribas. 03:20 First up, a clash between two Brazilians Amanda Ribas faces her biggest test in the UFC as she takes on fellow Brazilian Marina Rodriguez at strawweight.  Ribas is undefeated in her first four UFC bouts and knows a win tonight will put her in the mix for a shot at the title.  03:14 McGregor needs to be 'creative' against Poirier McGregor barely had to break a sweat to get past Poirier when they last met in 2014, but the Irishman is expected to face a sterner test this evening. And UFC great Georges St-Pierre says McGregor needs to be at his creative striking best to unlock the Diamond tonight. Click HERE to read more. McGregor needs 'all his creativity' to beat Poirier, claims St-Pierre Conor McGregor is going to have to reach his full creative potential if he is to defeat Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 according to former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Mail Online 03:04 Main card is about to get under way! Arman Tsarukyan has just defeated Matt Frevola by unanimous decision after a dominant performance to wrap up tonight's preliminary action and we are about to get under way with the main card. Stay tuned as we provide live round-by-round updates from each of the five upcoming fights, including the main event - set to kick off at around 5am.  03:02 The Hangman gets his hands wrapped He comes into this one off the back of a loss to Dustin Poirier, but Dan Hooker is confident he has what it takes to challenge for UFC gold.  The 30-year-old is confident he has all the tools to be a nightmare for Chandler, having campaigned for a fight with contender Charles Oliveira.  03:00 Inside McGregor's Fight Island hotel suite Conor McGregor conquered Las Vegas and he will look to give Abu Dhabi the same treatment. A star of his stature is used to having the red carpet rolled out for him and the folk on Fight Island have spared no expense for the Irishman.  Fit with a gym, a play area for his kids and his very own Proper 12 to boot, this is what McGregor's hotel suite looks like. Click HERE to read more. Inside Conor McGregor's Fight Island hotel suite ahead of UFC 257 The red carpet has been rolled out for Conor McGregor and his family ahead of this Saturday's UFC 257 showdown against Dustin Poirier. He was given an incredible welcome by hotel staff. Mail Online 02:48 UFC's new kid on the block looking to make his mark Michael Chandler is in the building as we edge closer to his UFC debut against No 6 contender Dan Hooker.  The former Bellator lightweight champion wants to prove he is the best lightweight in the world, and there is no better stage to make his case than tonight's platform. Michael Chandler arrives at Etihad Arena 02:45 How did Conor McGregor join the UFC? There can be no question that the UFC would not be the global phenomena it is without the ascension of one Conor McGregor. But his journey to the bright lights of the UFC was far from simple, having faced a handful of setbacks - including offending Dana White - prior to his debut in 2013. Click HERE to read more How Conor McGregor joined the UFC after being REJECTED in 2012 When studying a timeline of the UFC and its overwhelming success, there is a crucial point in which the organisation begun its transformation from ambitious outsider to soaring triumph. Mail Online 02:37 Meanwhile, back in the octagon... Brad Tavares has defeated Antonio Carlos Junior by unanimous decision. The middleweight had his Brazilian rival on the back foot for the duration of the 15-minute bout, leaving Carlos Junior with no complaints over the outcome. With Max Holloway winning last week and Tavares' victory tonight, it's been a good week for Hawaiian MMA.  Brad Tavares (R) defeats Antonio Carlos Junior (L) by unanimous decision 02:30 McGregor slams Khabib's 'lack of courage' It is no secret who Conor McGregor wants to fight this year.  Despite being convincingly defeated by Nurmagomedov in their grudge match over two years ago, McGregor still fancies his chances in his rematch against the Dagestani. The Notorious believes Khabib's refusal to accept a rematch points to a 'lack of courage'. Click HERE to read more. McGregor blasts Khabib for dodging rematch - promises magic at UFC 257 The Irishman claims to be on razor sharp form and predicts that he'll dismantle 'Diamond' inside 60 seconds before lining up the rest of the lightweight division with or without Khabib. Mail Online 02:15 Kavanagh: Poirier not over McGregor loss Dustin Poirier has developed immensely since that defeat to the former two-weight champion, with his game improving immeasurably after moving up to 155 pounds. However, for all the physical improvement, question marks remain as to whether the 32-year-old has overcome the mental barriers from that defeat, having admitted to McGregor getting in his head before that fight.  McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, exclusively told Sportsmail he thinks the trauma of that loss still lingers. Click HERE to read more. Trauma of first KO will affect Poirier at UFC 257, warns Kavanagh EXCLUSIVE: As soon as the first thudding blow lands, Dustin Poirier will be taken back to the memory of his 90-second defeat at the same hands back in 2014, says John Kavanagh. Mail Online 02:06 Pena calls out the GOAT We are two fights into the preliminary card and we have been treated to some great action so far.  Marcin Prachnio edged a razor-thin decision victory over Khalil Rountree while Julianna Pena has defeated Sara McMann via rear naked choke submission in the third round.  The Venezuelan 135-pounder has just called out the all-conquering Amanda Nunes in a passionate post-fight interview with Jon Anik. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ufc (@ufc) 02:00 White: Khabib could return if impressed by 'spectacular' performance He shocked the world in retiring from the sport after comprehensively defeating Justin Gaethje last year, with fans and pundits hopeful that the undefeated Dagestani will come back to take his record to 30 wins, zero defeats. And Dana White has revealed what it will take to convince Khabib Nurmagomedov to return.  Click HERE to read more. Dana White reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov could make retirement U-turn White met with the undefeated UFC lightweight champion in private on Friday and has told fans for months that he will do everything he can to get him to fight at least one more time. Mail Online 01:50 Herb Dean will be the third man in the octagon for the main event And it won't be the first time the popular referee will oversee a Conor McGregor fight, having been the man between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Irishman back in October 2018. Britain's Marc Goddard will referee the co-main event between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler. Herb Dean will referee tonight's main event 01:45 Dustin Poirier: From brawling street kid to UFC star Dustin Poirier's incredible run from that defeat at UFC 178 to tonight's fight has been well documented, but the Louisiana native has had to graft for his spot at the top. From reality TV hopeful to UFC star, this is the Diamond's journey. Click HERE to read more. Poirier the fighting philanthropist looking to topple Conor McGregor Most UFC fighters can only dream of featuring on a card alongside a name as big as McGregor's. For Poirier, it certainly won't be an unfamiliar feeling, having faced the Irishman back in 2014 at UFC 178. Mail Online 01:34 McGregor pledges to never retire from UFC again He has retired on no fewer than three occasions in the last four years, but Conor McGregor has boldly claimed he will fight for a 'long, long time' in the UFC. Click HERE to read more. Conor McGregor claims he will 'probably NEVER retire' from UFC again Conor McGregor announced his retirement for the third time in four years in 2020 but is now back in business again as he prepares for his return at UFC 257 in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. Mail Online 01:25 McGregor would 'relish' a war with Poirier Last time these two met, it ended in no time as McGregor marched through Poirier on his way to the featherweight title.  The Irishman has vowed to finish his opponent in just 60 seconds this time around, though admitted he would enjoy a 'war' with the No 2 contender. Click HERE to read more. Conor McGregor would 'relish a war' against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 The iconic Irish fighter would prefer a long fight with Dustin Poirier over a quick knockout in UFC 257 next week - but the Irishman does not think his opponent can last that long. Mail Online 01:10 WATCH: Poirier and McGregor come face-to-face for the final time 01:07 Here is tonight's full fight card The early pre-lims have just taken place, and we are about to get under way with the preliminary fights. Main card Poirier v McGregor Hooker v Chandler Eye v Calderwood Sanchez v Muradov Rodriguez v Ribas Prelim card Tsarukyan v Haqparast Tavares v Carlos Jr Pena v McMann Rountree Jr v Prachnio 01:02 Good evening and welcome! Well, it's finally here. After just over a year out of the octagon, Conor McGregor is back as he looks to return to the top of the lightweight division.  Standing in his way is Dustin Poirier, who has come on leaps and bounds since he lost to the Notorious at UFC 178 back in 2014.  Stay tuned as we will have live round-by-round coverage of UFC 257's main event from Fight Island, set to begin in around four hours time.  {"id":"9180013","channel":"/sport","pageUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/mma/article-9180013/Conor-McGregor-vs-Dustin-Poirier-2-LIVE-RESULT.html","status":"running","greenBox":{"body":""},"modifiedOrder":1} 0 0 if (!window.LiveCommentary) window.LiveCommentary = {}; window.LiveCommentary.commentaryConf = JSON.parse('{"publicNodeHost":"livecommentary.dailymail.co.uk/apps/livecommentary_public","websocketNodeHost":"https://livecomjoy.dailymail.co.uk/apps/livecommentary_public","startTime":1561043699,"appVersion":3,"frontEndHostOverride":"www.dailymail.co.uk","dmWebsiteOrigin":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk","pushMissingPostsOnReconnect":false}');

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