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UFC 257 McGregor vs Poirier 2! Result, latest news and reaction as The Diamond produces stoppage win

George Flood
·1-min read
 (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
(Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 257: McGregor vs Poirier 2 LIVE!

Conor McGregor returned to the octagon tonight as he was defeated by Dustin Poirier in the duo’s eagerly-awaited main event rematch at UFC 257.

UFC icon and former two-weight world champion McGregor had not fought since destroying Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone inside 40 seconds 12 months ago, but was powerless in the face of a right hook and barrage of heavy punches from ‘The Diamond’ - who wore his opponent down with repeated calf kicks - that forced the stoppage in round two.

McGregor - who claimed to have retired for the third time in four years last summer - has previously beaten Poirer way back at UFC 178 in September 2014 en route to becoming a superstar of the sport, but slipped to his third UFC debut on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The undercard action was headlined by a tremendous and explosive first-round stoppage victory from former three-time Bellator world champion Michael Chandler against Dan Hooker and Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood defeating Jessica Eye in an enthralling women’s flyweight bout.

Fight card results

  • Main card: Poirier bt McGregor | Chandler bt Hooker | Calderwood bt Eye | Muradov bt Sanchez | Rodriguez bt Ribas

  • Prelim card: Tsarukyan bt Frevola | Tavares bt Carlos Jr | Pena bt McMann | Prachnio bt Rountree Jr

  • Early prelim card: Evloev bt Lentz | Albazi bt Zhumagulov

Follow McGregor vs Poirier 2 with our fight LIVE stream, as well as all the latest results from the rest of the card.