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UFC 257 results and bonuses: Could Dustin Poirier get his revenge on Conor McGregor?

Dustin Poirier beat Conor Mcgregor
(R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 257 results and bonuses: The big fight that everyone was talking about was Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2.

The pair met a few years back but things have changed drastically for them. They both held belts and were trying to get into the championship scene in the Lightweight division again.

Amanda Ribas lost to Marina Rodriguez
(L-R) Opponents Marina Rodriguez of Brazil and Amanda Ribas of Brazil face off during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Of course, there was another big Lightweight fight with Dan Hooker taking on Michael Chandler in the co-main event.

Hooker was coming off a loss to Poirier but this was Chandler’s UFC debut. There were several other big names on the card too with Amanda Ribas, Jessica Eye and Marina Rodriguez on the main card.

The early prelim and prelim cards also had some top names as the UFC tried to hit the ball out of the park in the first PPV of the year.

UFC 257 results

The initial UFC 257 card had 12 fights but things had to change a bit after Ottman Azaitar was released from the company after breaching the bubble.

The card then had 11 fights with five on the main card, four on the prelim card and two on the early prelim one.

Early prelim card

Amir Albazi beats Zhalgas Zhumagulov – Decision (unanimous)

Movsar Evloev beats Nik Lentz – Decision (split)

Makhmud Muradov during the weigh ins
Makhmud Muradov of Uzbekistan poses on the scale during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Prelim card

Marcin Prachnio beats Khalil Rountree Jr – Decision (unanimous)

Julianna Pena beats Sara McMann – Submission (rear-naked choke)

Brad Tavares beats Antonio Carlos Junior – Decision (unanimous)

Arman Tsarukyan beats Matt Frevola – Decision (unanimous)

Main card

Marina Rodriguez beats Amanda Ribas – TKO (punches and elbows)

Makhmud Muradov beats Andrew Sanchez – TKO (knee and punches)

Joanna Calderwood beats Jessica Eye – Decision (unanimous)

Michael Chandler beats Dan Hooker – TKO (punches)

Dustin Poirier got a huge win over Conor McGregor
Dustin Poirier reacts after his knockout victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor – TKO (punches)

UFC 257 bonuses

The $50,000 bonuses are awarded to Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night winners.

This time there was no Fight of the Night bonus but four stars got the Performance of the Night award and the $50,000 bonus.

Marina Rodriguez, Makhmud Muradov, Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier all went $50,000 richer.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

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