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How to watch Conor McGregor fight at UFC 257 on TV and live stream

Conor McGregor has his sights set on another lightweight title shot – but must first beat Dustin Poirier for a second time.

More than six years after they first me, McGregor and Poirier will walk to the octagon again in a crossroads fight.

This time they are on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi in front of a small crowd in what will be McGregor's first outing in over a year.

He finished Poirier inside two minutes in 2014 – and has vowed to do so again, this time within 60 seconds.

But Poirier has improved considerably since he suffered that crushing defeat and has promised to cause an upset.

Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the fight.

What TV channel is it on?

The main event between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will be shown on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £19.95 but the rest of the card is split between two outlets.

For the early prelims (three fights), you can watch via the UFC's subscription service Fight Pass. Click here to join.

Then the prelim fights will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the UK before the action switches over to Box Office for the main card.

UFC 257 can be watched on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App and is available to buy here.

Conor McGregor 4/11

Dustin Poirier 9/4

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UFC 257 full card

Main Card

Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor

Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler

Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood

Andrew Sanchez vs Makhmud Muradov

Marina Rodriguez vs Amanda Ribas

Preliminary card

Arman Tsarukyan vs Matt Frevola

Brad Tavares vs Antonio Carlos Junior

Julianna Pena vs Sara McMann

Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Marcin Prachnio

Early preliminary card

Movsar Evloev vs Nik Lentz

Amir Albazi vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Latest news

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor would love to avenge his loss to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov but has said he will not pursue a rematch after a bad-tempered 2018 title clash that erupted into a mass brawl between the camps.

Nurmagomedov's father died due to complications from COVID-19 last year and, following a spectacular submission win over Justin Gaethje that extended his professional record to 29 wins and no defeats, the Dagestani said he was retiring after promising his mother he would not fight again.

Irishman McGregor, speaking at a media conference at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi where he faces American Dustin Poirier in a lightweight bout on Sunday, showed none of the brashness that made him famous as he addressed the chances of a rematch.

"It's a tough business, he (Nurmagomedov) has things going on in his personal life. I don't wish him any harm. It was in 2018, a lot of time has passed, the world knows this fight is not over. The sport needs it to happen, the people need it to happen, (but) I'm not going to chase it," the 32-year-old said.

With his son and daughter in the front row with his partner, Dee Devlin, McGregor was dressed in a sharp suit as always, but his manner seems to have softened in recent years following a number of run-ins inside and outside the cage.

His only fight since losing to Nurmagomedov was a 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in January last year and, with the co-main event between fellow lightweights Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler, a win on Sunday could put McGregor in line for another title shot.

"I'm very excited to get in and fight. I've put in an immense amount of work to get my frame correct at 155 (pounds in weight). I want to answer questions here," McGregor said. 

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