Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 PPV price: How much does it cost to watch UFC 257 on ESPN?

By | January 21, 2021

UFC 257 will feature the return of one of the company’s most accomplished fighters taking on its top contender in the lightweight division.

Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in over a year and second time since 2018 to rematch against Dustin Poirier, a man whom he beat by first-round TKO in their first meeting in 2014.

Both McGregor (22-4) and Poirier (26-6-1) have proven to be lethal fighters, but they share a loss to recently retired Khabib Nurmagomedov, who submitted both in their penultimate fights ahead of their Saturday meeting. Should one or both of those players show “something spectacular” in their UFC 257 meeting, it could be enough to lure the Russian out of retirement for one more mega-bout.

Until then, here’s everything you need to know about watching the UFC 257 event including price and how to live stream Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2.

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UFC 257 price: How much does McGregor vs. Poirier cost?

  • PPV price (current subscribers): $69.99
  • PPV price (new subscribers with ESPN+ bundle): $89.99

The early prelims and preliminaries UFC 257 are free to watch on ESPN+ for those who are already subscribed to the streaming service. The pay-per-view portion (i.e., the main card) can be purchased for $69.99. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $89.99, which includes the fight and an annual subscription to ESPN+.

What channel is UFC 257 on?

Viewing options will be split into three parts for UFC 257:

  • UFC 257 early prelims TV channel: ESPN+, UFC FIght Pass
  • UFC 257 prelims TV channel: ESPN+, ESPN 2
  • UFC 257 main card channel: ESPN+ (pay-per-view)

What time does McGregor vs. Poirier start?

McGregor vs. Poirier 2 will be the last of 12 fights at UFC 257. The main card — which includes four fights before the main event — is expected to start at 10 p.m. With that, it’s likely McGregor and Poirier won’t get their rematch until midnight or later.

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 23
  • Early prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET
  • Live stream: ESPN+

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UFC 257 fight card

Main card

  • Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier (lightweight)
  • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler (lightweight)
  • Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood (women’s flyweight)
  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar (lightweight)
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas (women’s strawweight)


  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan (lightweight)
  • Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (middleweight)
  • Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann (women’s bantamweight)
  • Khalil Rountree Jr vs. Marcin Prachnio (light heavyweight)

Early prelims

  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Makhmud Muradov (middleweight)
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz (catchweight)
  • Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)