Poirier v McGregor among January UFC events confirmed on Fight Island

By Ben Spratt 23 December 2020 73
Poirier v McGregor among January UFC events confirmed on Fight Island

Conor McGregor's UFC return will see him head to Fight Island to face Dustin Poirier.

The UFC confirmed in November the former two-weight champion would be coming out of retirement and re-entering the Octagon against Poirier in January.

A venue was not initially announced amid the coronavirus pandemic, although Fight Island - Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - was mooted as a likely location.

Fight Island was used for the return of the sport in 2020 as COVID-19 impacted its usual arenas.

And UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor and Poirier would be fighting in the UAE in a post on his Instagram story on Tuesday.

That January 23 bout at UFC 257 will conclude 'Triple Header Week', following on from a January 16 card headlined by Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar and the midweek contest between Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev.

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