UFC 257: ‘Poirier vs McGregor’ – The 6th Round Post-Fight Show
Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, January 23rd, ‘UFC 257: POIRIER VS. MCGREGOR 2’ event. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events.
Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado are back to breakdown the ‘UFC 257: ‘POIRIER VS. MCGREGOR 2’ event, which was broadcast from the Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi #FIGHTISLAND. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall events in the player above, or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
Tonight, Saturday, January 23rd., 2021, in the main event of UFC 257, we had a battle, an all out war for the highly anticipated rematch between Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier and Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor. McGregor with a 21-4 record and Poirier with a 26-6 record hadn’t fought one another since UFC 178 back in September of 2014. In our co-main event, we had fight veteran Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker and newcomer ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler, making his UFC debut, after leaving Bellator MMA last fall. These top two bouts closed the night out with a couple of major upsets — which a few bettors must have been thrilled to see.
Overall, this 11-bout card saw only one swift finish in Round 1 - our Co-Main event, one submission, four exciting KO/TKO’s - including the Main & Co-Main events, six decisions - 1 split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Dustin Poirier, Makhmud Muradov, Marina Rodriguez and Michael Chandler; FOTN honors went to no one, surprisingly. What a night of fights we have to share with you!
Also on the card, we had an exciting women’s Flyweight bout taking place between America’s Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye and the Scottish brawler Joanne ‘Bad MOFO’ Calderwood. Both ladies were coming at this off a loss; Eye having been defeated by Cynthia Calvillo back in June, 2020, while Calderwood was handed her defeat from Jennifer Maia in August, 2020. As if that’s not enough, we also had an exciting match-up for our featured prelim between up-and-comers Arman Tsarukyan and Matt ‘Steamrolla’ Revola, also at Lightweight; which was all preceded by a fully-packed undercard with two sets of prelims. Join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the ‘UFC 257: ‘POIRIER VS MCGREGOR 2’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ UFC 257 PPV MAIN CARD | SAT. JAN 23
11. Dustin Poirier (27-6) DEF. Conor McGregor (22-5) - KO/TKO, Punches at 2:32 of Rd 2, Total 7:32
10. Michael Chandler (22-5) DEF. Dan Hooker (20-10) - KO/TKO, Left Hook to G & P at 2:30 of Rd 1
9. Joanne Calderwood (15-5) DEF. Jessica Eye (15-9) - DEC, Unanimous
8. Makhmud Muradov (25-6) DEF. Andrew Sanchez (12-6) - KO/TKO, Flying Knee and Punches at 2:59 of Rd 3, Total 12:59
7. Marina Rodriguez (13-1) DEF. Amanda Ribas (10-2) - KO/TKO, Punches at 0:54 of Rd 2, Total 5:54
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘NONE’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Dustin Poirier 2. Makhmud Muradov 3. Marina Rodriguez and 4. Michael Chandler
6. Arman Tsarukyan (16-2) DEF. Matt Frevola (8-2) - DEC, Unanimous
5. Brad Tavares (18-6) DEF. Antônio Carlos Júnior (10-5) - DEC, Unanimous
4. Julianna Peña (10-4) DEF. Sara McMann (12-6) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:39 of Rd 3, Total 13:39
3. Marcin Prachnio (14-5) DEF. Khalil Rountree (8-5) - DEC, Unanimous
UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS
2. Movsar Evloev (14-0) DEF. Nik Lentz (30-12) - DEC, SPLIT
1. Amir Albazi (14-1) DEF. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-5) - DEC, Unanimous
The guys will try to set aside some time tonight to also reflect on Wednesday morning’s UFC Fight Island 8: Magny vs Chiesa card...
13. Warlley Alves (14-4) DEF. Mounir Lazzez (10-2) - KO/TKO, Body Kick to G & P at 2:25 of Rd 1
12. Ike Villanueva (17-11) DEF. Vinivius Moreira (9-5) - KO/TKO, Overhand Right at 0:39 of Rd 2, Total 5:39
11. Viviane Araujo (10-2) DEF. Roxanne Modafferi (25-18) - DEC, Unanimous
10. Matt Schnell (15-5) DEF. Tyson Nam (20-12) - DEC, Split
9. Lerone Murphy (10-0) DEF. Douglas Andrade (26-4) - DEC, Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) ‘Mike Davis vs. Mason Jones’
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Warlley Alves 2. Umar Nurmagomedov
8. Omari Akhmedov (21-5) DEF. Tom Breese (12-3) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 1:41 of Rd 2, Total 6:41
7. Ricky Simón (17-3) DEF. Gaetano Pirrello (15-6) - SUB, Arm Triangle Choke at 4:00 of Rd 2, Total 9:00
6. Su Mudaerji (14-4) DEF. Zarrukh Adashev (3-3) - DEC, Unanimous
5. Dalcha Lungiambula (11-2) DEF. Markus Perez (12-5) - DEC, Unanimous
4. Francisco Figueiredo (12-3) DEF. Jerome Rivera (10-4) - DEC, Unanimous
3. Mike Davis (9-2) DEF. Mason Jones (10-1) - DEC, Unanimous
2. Umar Nurmagomedov (13-0) DEF. Sergey Morozov (16-4) - SUB, Rear Naked Choke at 3:39 of Rd 2, Total 8:39
- Manon Fiorot (6-1) DEF. Victoria Leonardo (8-3) - KO/TKO, Head Kick & Punches (Standing TKO) at 4:08 of Rd 2, Total 9:08
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