By Issac Rangel
Dustin Poirier finally got his revenge, beating Connor McGregor in the big re-match during UFC 257, held on Jan 24, 2021.
The PPV event was shown on ESPN+ which is a separate subscription, and the PPV itself was $69.99. It had many exciting matches throughout the night, especially the main card. In the undercard fight, Dan Hooker squared up against Michael Chandler, who made his much-hyped UFC debut. Chandler’s debut couldn’t have gone any better, as he TKO’d his opponent in the first round in 2:31.
In the main event, Conor McGregor made his return once again after last fighting exactly a year before this event. This matchup had a lot of intensity because it was a rematch and Poirier wanted his revenge. The first time they fought, Connor knocked out Dustin in the first round and made it look easy.
This time it ended differently though–Poirier got his revenge, and knocked out McGregor in the second round. Poirier injured his opponent’s leg badly with leg kicks and forced McGregor’s defense to be exposed, catching him with a combination that left McGregor laying on the canvas. Now Connor’s dream at a shot with a Khabib rematch to get his redemption is most likely not going to happen anymore.