Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year on January 23rd to take on No.2 ranked lightweight, Dustin Poirier, in what is set to be a scintillating bout between two of the top fighters in the UFC. Live from Fight Island, the winner is likely to earn another shot at the UFC lightweight title.
McGregor and Poirier previously fought at UFC 178 in 2014 at the MGM Grand. On the night, the Irishman recorded a resounding first-round TKO victory, making him a household name. However, much has changed since the first bout with Poirier and McGregor will face a completely different fighter to the one he fought seven years ago. The fight is set to be an exciting prospect, with Poirier looking for revenge, and McGregor desperate to remind the world how devastating he can be as a fighter.
No.6 ranked lightweight Dan Hooker facing off against Michael Chandler and Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood taking on Jessica Eye, will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 from 1 am on January 23rd with the main card starting at 3 am on BT Sport Box Office.
Poirier vs McGregor 2 will round off a gripping week of UFC on BT Sport. The week’s action kicks off with UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar on January 16th at 6 pm with the main card starting at 8 pm on BT Sport 2. This will be followed by UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs Magny on January 20th from 3 pm with the main card starting at 5 pm on BT Sport 3.
The full week of UFC on BT Sport includes:
- UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar, 6 pm Saturday 16th January on BT Sport 2
- UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs Magny, 3 pm Wednesday 20th January on BT Sport 3
- UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 Prelims, 1 am Saturday 23rd January on BT Sport 1
- UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 Main Card, 3 am Sunday 24th January on BT Sport Box Office
Fans will be able to watch the main card of UFC 257 exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office with coverage of the prelims available on BT Sport 1 from 1am.
The PPV event will start at 3 am on BT Sport Box Office (494 on BT TV, 490 on Sky), costing just £19.95 in the UK (€29.99 in Ireland) and can be watched through BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky or online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App:
- BT TV, BT Sport on Sky or Sky customers who have previously watched BT Sport Box Office can pay using their remote control.
- Sky customers new to BT Sport Box Office can register and pay online at www.bt.com/sportboxoffice
- Virgin Media TV customers in the UK should visit the On-Demand section and choose Live Events.
- Customers in the Republic of Ireland will be able to purchase BT Sport Box Office via Sky at www.sky.com/boxoffice/btsport
- Viewers wanting to watch the fight online should visit www.bt.com/sportboxoffice and follow instructions to subscribe and watch on the web or on the BT Sport Box Office App, and customers can watch on the big screen using Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
- EE, Three and O2 customers watching online or via the BT Sport Box Office App can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill.