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.
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)
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)
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 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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