UFC 257 Results: Dustin Poirier Stuns, Finishes Conor McGregor
Dustin Poirier made sure UFC 257 would be his night to shine, finishing Conor McGregor in the main event in Abu Dhabi.
Dustin Poirier made sure there would be no more talk of a rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Instead, it was Poirier who made the headlines at UFC 257, knocking the former two-division UFC champion out in the main event.
Poirier landed, putting “Notorious” on his back in the second round following a flurry if heavy, heavy shots.
Despite entering as the underdog, former Bellator champion Michael Chandler left fans in shock with his performance in the co-main event.
Chandler stormed right after Dan Hooker, finishing him inside of the first round. The 34-year-old has now won three consecutive fights and six of seven overall, but is more importantly 1-0 in the UFC.
He celebrated with a perfect leap off the cage as the fans went crazy.
The event was hindered by issues with the stream through ESPN+. Many, both fighters and celebrities, took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the service throughout the night.
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Joanne Calderwood was able to handle Jessica Eye, sweeping the three scorecards for a win.
Makhmud Muradov stopped Andrew Sanchez with a thrilling third round finish.
In the pay-per-view opener, Marina Rodriguez destroyed Amanda Ribas, claiming victory a minute into the second round.
Arman Tsarukyan earned himself a one-sided victory over Matt Frevola. The bout was put together at the last minute after issues knocked off the planned opponents for the too. Tsarukyan did miss weight for the contest.
Brad Tavares bested Antonio Carlos Junior and Julianna Pena claimed a third round submission victory over Sara McMann.
Marcin Prachnio kicked off the ESPN and ESPN+ prelims with a decision over Khalil Rountree Jr. in the light heavyweight division.
The early prelims featured a pair of decisions. Movsar Evloev bested veteran Nik Lentz via split decision and Amir Albazi started the night off with a victory over Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
UFC 257: Poirier Vs. McGregor 2 Results
Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO (strikes) at 2:32 of Round 2
Michael Chandler def. Dan Hooker via TKO (strikes) at 2:30 of Round 1
Joanne Calderwood def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Makhmud Muradov def. Andrew Sanchez via TKO (strikes) at 2:59 of Round 3
Marina Rodriguez def. Amanda Ribas via TKO (strikes) at :54 of Round 2
Arman Tsarukyan def. Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Brad Tavares def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Sara McMann via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 3
Marcin Prachino def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Amir Albazi def. Zhalgas Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)