Get ready for UFC 257 by watching UFC 178: Poirier vs. Mcgregor 1 on ESPN +

The first big MMA pay-per-view of 2021, UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, will arrive on January 23 and will air exclusively on ESPN +. After announcing his retirement last summer, Conor “The Notorious” McGregor returns to the Octagon to face Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier in a rematch more than six years after their first meeting at UFC 178. That makes now the time perfect for rewatching UFC 178 before their rematch, and you’ll need sign up for ESPN + to do it.

ESPN + is a premium streaming service that launched in 2018. Due to regional restrictions regarding streaming rights, sports broadcasters like ESPN + have taken longer to catch up with TV and movie platforms when it comes to of transmission. ESPN + finally solved that little problem, making it easier than ever for sports fans to stream all kinds of content live and on demand, including boxing, MMA, and more. ESPN + is also the only way to watch live pay-per-view events like UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, though you can also go back and rewatch many previous fights, including UFC 178, where these two fighters had their first. encounter in the Octagon.

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UFC 178 took place on September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met in a featherweight fight that served as the third fight on the main card (the headliners were a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso, followed by a weight fight light between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez).

The featherweight fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not long, with McGregor finishing his opponent by TKO 1 minute, 46 seconds in the first round. Poirier did quite well, however, he landed 10 significant strikes compared to McGregor’s nine, although this loss at UFC 178 marked Poirier’s first knockout loss during his time with the UFC.

It’s been more than six years since that fight, and both McGregor and Poirier have moved up to lightweight (McGregor fought his last fight at welterweight before coming down again). If you haven’t enrolled in ESPN + However, now is the time to do it so you can rewatch UFC 178: Poirier vs. McGregor 1 in anticipation of their rematch on January 23. If you plan to watch UFC 257 too, then you can grab this pay-per-view package which includes a year of ESPN + along with the PPV package of Poirier vs. McGregor 2 for $ 90, saving you $ 40.

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