Etihad Arena will play host to Sunday's UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm with Conor McGregor heading into the fight as favourite with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier fight and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Sunday January 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Where: Etihad Arena
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Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Preview
Early on in his remarkable ascension to superstardom, Conor McGregor would breeze through the then-fifth-ranked featherweight Dustin Poirier in just under two minutes.
Over six years later, they will do battle again as lightweights, with the victor almost certain to go on to fight for the title.
McGregor’s promised 2020 ‘season’ never came to fruition, with his plans like many around the globe scuppered by the pandemic.
Still, his sole fight for the year – a 42-second finish of Donald Cerrone – proved he remains one of the sharpest strikers in the sport.
Poirier has become a significantly different fighter at lightweight, holding a 10-2 (1 NC) record in the division.
He fell short in his bid to unify his interim title against Khabib Nurmagomedov but responded strongly in one of the fights of 2020 against Dan Hooker, overcoming early adversity to take a decision victory.
Despite his success, Poirier has accumulated significant damage over the years.
Whilst he has proven to be far more durable at lightweight, it would be difficult to absorb much damage against one of the sport’s most feared counter-strikers.