Any time Conor McGregor steps into the octagon it is a major event. That is certainly the case for UFC 257, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23. McGregor and Dustin Poirier will fight in the main event of the gigantic card. Here we will look at odds for the event and provide an answer as to what time does the McGregor versus Poirier fight start and end? Bettors on the East Coast, in particular, will certainly be wanting to know how late they have to stay up.
Odds for the event
- Conor McGregor -325 versus Dustin Poirier +250
- Dan Hooker -132 versus Michael Chandler +108
- Joanne Calderwood -118 versus Jessica Eye -104
- Ottman Azaitar -168 versus Matt Frevola +136
- Amanda Ribas -355 versus Marina Rodriguez +270
- Arman Tsarukyan -260 versus Nasrat Haqparast +205
- Brad Tavares -152 versus Antonio Carlos Junior +124
- Sara McMann -134 versus Julianna Pena +110
- Khalil Rountree -340 versus Marcin Prachnio +260
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What time does McGregor Poirier fight start and end?
East Coast viewers are already yearning for UFC 254, which featured Khabib versus Gaethje. That mega-card started at 2 in the afternoon on the East Coast. But as is tradition in the fight game, this one will bleed into Sunday morning.
The main card, which features five bouts, will start at 10 p.m. ET. As for what time does the McGregor versus Poirier fight start and end, pencil in that it will begin around 12:10 p.m. ET. Of course, you’ll want to find a good spot on the couch before then. The average UFC fight is just nine minutes long, so if the previous fights end early we could get an earlier main event.
If some of the matches go long, we could see McGregor versus Poirier go off closer to 12:30 p.m. ET and the PPV would end close to 1 a.m. ET. A five-round fight in UFC can be as long as 29 minutes when you include rest time.
The preliminary card starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+ while the early prelims begin at 6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. The main card will live stream on ESPN+ but it will not be free if you already have an account as you will have to pay an additional fee to get a link to watch McGregor versus Poirier.