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McGregor vs Poirier 2: How to watch UFC 257 weigh-ins today

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onor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will both step onto the scales on Friday ahead of their eagerly-anticipated lightweight main event showdown at UFC 257.

The duo are fighting for the second time on the UFC’s Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night, with McGregor having previously stopped ‘The Diamond’ inside two minutes in their first bout back in September 2014.

McGregor is heading into the octagon for the first time in 12 months after blitzing veteran Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas last January.

Another high-profile showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov could await if the brash Dubliner impresses this weekend and his arch-rival agrees to end his short-lived retirement.

But former interim lightweight champion Poirier is now much improved from that first encounter and will have his eye firmly fixed on causing an upset.

There will be the lack of the usual wild atmosphere at a McGregor event due to the absence of fans caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but you can still expect plenty of fireworks.

Here’s how to watch today’s UFC 257 weigh-ins…

McGregor vs Poirier weigh-in venue

The UFC 257 weigh-ins will take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island.

The main card for the event also includes lightweight tussles between Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler and Matt Frevola and Ottman Azaitar as well as the women’s lightweight clash involving Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood.

There is also the women’s strawweight fight that will see Marina Rodriguez battle Amanda Ribas.

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Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor clash for the second time at UFC 257

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What time does the McGregor vs Poirier weigh-in start?

Today’s weigh-in window is due to begin at 11am GMT and close at 1pm. 

We can likely expect the 155lbs main event fighters to step onto the scales during the latter stages of that time period as the anticipation continues to build.

McGregor vs Poirier weigh-in how to watch and live stream

Fight fans in the UK can watch live coverage of the UFC 257 weigh-ins via a live stream on the BT Sport website.

UFC 257 itself is being shown on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £19.95.


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