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UFC 257 was one of the most highly anticipated events in recent memory, and for good reason. The main event featured a rematch between two of the biggest names in MMA, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. The first fight between these two ended in a first-round TKO victory for McGregor back in 2014, but this time around, things were different.

The lead-up to the fight was filled with plenty of trash talk and drama, as is typical for McGregor fights. However, this time around, Poirier seemed more focused and determined than ever before. He had been on a tear since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2019, winning two straight fights against top-ranked opponents in Dan Hooker and Justin Gaethje.

Despite Poirier’s recent success, many fans and analysts still favored McGregor heading into the fight. After all, he was the former two-division champion and had only fought once in the past year, a quick 40-second TKO win over Donald Cerrone.

But from the opening bell, it was clear that Poirier was not going to back down. He immediately took the center of the Octagon and began landing leg kicks on McGregor, a strategy he had talked about leading up to the fight. These kicks would prove to be crucial, as they slowed McGregor’s movement and took away some of his power.

McGregor, for his part, looked sharp in the early rounds. He landed several hard left hands and seemed to have Poirier hurt at times. But Poirier never wavered. He continued to press forward and land his own shots, including a big right hand that stunned McGregor in the second round.

In the third round, Poirier’s persistence paid off. He landed a series of vicious punches and elbows that sent McGregor crashing to the canvas. Poirier followed up with more shots on the ground, but the referee stepped in to stop the fight before McGregor could take any more damage.

It was a stunning upset victory for Poirier, who had cemented himself as one of the top fighters in the lightweight division. McGregor, meanwhile, was left to ponder his next move. He had hinted at retirement before the fight, and many wondered whether this loss would be enough to push him over the edge.

In the end, UFC 257 was everything fans could have hoped for and more. The undercard featured several exciting fights, including a standout performance from rising star Amanda Ribas. But it was the main event that stole the show, as Poirier and McGregor put on a memorable battle that will go down in UFC history.

As for what’s next, Poirier has earned himself a shot at the lightweight title, currently held by Charles Oliveira. McGregor, on the other hand, may need to take some time to regroup and figure out his next move. But one thing is for sure: UFC 257 will be remembered as one of the most exciting events in recent memory, thanks in large part to the unforgettable main event between Poirier and McGregor.

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