Last month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship kicked off its 2021 pay-per-view calendar with UFC 257 on YAS Island in Abu Dhabi. The event was headlined by a highly-anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
In the main event, Poirier put on a spectacular performance en route to a second-round knockout victory over the former two-division champion.
In the co-main event, Michael Chandler made a triumphant debut in the UFC by starching Dan Hooker in the first round.
This past weekend, the UFC dropped a sneak peek for its “UFC 257: The Thrill and the Agony” series that gives a behind-the-scenes look of fight night. In the video, we see the reactions and aftermath of the highly-anticipated, highly-discussed bout.
Check it out:
Go behind the scenes of UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2 for a closer look at the thrill of victory and agony of defeat for the athletes on fight night.
If you missed out on the first pay-per-view of 2021, we have you covered.
A full look at the results from UFC 257 can be seen below.
- Dustin Poirier def. Conor McGregor via TKO (punches) — Round 2, 2:32
- Michael Chandler def. Dan Hooker via TKO (punches) — Round 1, 2:30
- Joanne Calderwood def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Makhmud Muradov def. Andrew Sanchez via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:59
- Marina Rodriguez def. Amanda Ribas via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:54
- 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) – Round 3, 3:39
- Marcin Prachnio def. Khalil Rountree via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Movsar Evloev def. Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Amir Albazi def. Zhalgas Zhumagulovc via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)