Conor McGregor gets his title run back on track with a difficult matchup. A lot has changed since their first bout seven years ago. Conor knocked out Dustin in under two minutes. Since then, Dustin moved up to lightweight, he has had 13 fights with a recorded of 10-2-1. In that time the Yank has enjoyed impressive wins over the likes of Justin Gathje and Max Holloway.
Conor since their first fight became the double champion but was defeated in very impressive fashion by Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor bounced back convincingly though, knocking Donald "cowboy" Cerrone out in under a minute. Never shy of a pre-fight prediction, The Notorious reckons Poirier is in for a similar, short-lived, fate. This time he reckons the bout will be over in under a minute. Only time will tell.
When is McGregor v Poirier?
For Irish fight fans, the main event will take place in the early hours of Sunday the 24th of January. The action is set to get underway at 11 pm on Saturday the 23rd before McGregor and Poirier take to the ring at around 5 am.
The fight is taking place on fight island in Abu Dhabi.
The bout will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and Ireland.
The card begins at 11 pm on Saturday with the main event expected to begin around 5 am Sunday.
Dan Hooker takes on Michael Chandler in what is sure to be a classic. The UK's own Joanne Calderwood will also look to climb the rankings when she faces off against Jessica Eye.