Prepare for UFC 257 by Rewatching UFC 178: Poirier Vs. Mcgregor 1 on ESPN+
The first major MMA pay-per-view of 2021, UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, hits January 23rd and will air exclusively on ESPN +. After Conor “The Notorious” McGregor announced his retirement last summer, he is stepping down at the Octagon more than six years after his first encounter at UFC 178 in a rematch against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Now is the perfect time to re-watch UFC 178 before their rematch, and you mustto do it.
ESPN + is a premium streaming service that was launched in 2018. Due to regional restrictions on broadcasting rights, sports channels like ESPN + have slowed access to TV and movie platforms when streaming. ESPN + finally solved this little problem, making it easier than ever for sports fans to stream all kinds of live and on-demand content, including boxing, MMA and more. ESPN + is also the only way to catch live pay-per-view events like UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2. However, you can also go back and watch many previous fights again, including UFC 178, where these two fighters had their first encounter in the US Octagon.
UFC 178 was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27, 2014. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier faced each other in a featherweight bout that served as the third bout on the main map (the headliners were a flyweight title contest between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso, followed by an easy match between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez).
The featherweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not long. McGregor finished his opponent in the first round 1 minute and 46 seconds by technical knockout. Poirier did quite well though, landing 10 significant hits compared to McGregor’s nine, though that loss at UFC 178 marked Poirier’s first knockout loss during his stint at the UFC.
It has been more than six years since that fight, and both McGregor and Poirier rose to lightweight (McGregor fought his last welterweight fight before going back down). UnlessNow is the time to watch UFC 178: Poirier vs. McGregor 1 again in anticipation of the January 23 rematch. If you want to watch UFC 257 too, you can too That includes a year of ESPN + and the $ 90 Poirier vs. McGregor 2 PPV package, saving you $ 40.