Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier on January 24, live on STARZPLAY



McGregor is in the UAE to compete against former interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at Abu Dhabi’s iconic Fight Island on January 24. With Poirier-McGregor event already sold out, STARZPLAY, the region’s fastest-growing subscription video on-demand service, is making sure that fans can watch all the action-packed rounds of the hugely awaited rematch at UFC 257.

UFC fans eagerly waiting for this much-anticipated fight can enjoy all the action live on the big screen from the comfort and safety of their homes as STARZPLAY will be streaming the live event at 3:00 AM on Sunday. STARZPLAY has joined hands with Abu Dhabi media which enables MENA subscribers to have access to all UFC Live events as well as an extensive VOD content library of previous fights, shows, interviews, and special content such as Dana White’s Contender Series.

A rematch of six plus years in the making! One minute and 46 seconds. That's how long Dustin Poirier survived the last face-off with Conor McGregor at UFC 178  in September 2014. Poirier has won 10 fights since then, whipping some of the best athletes in the UFC, including Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway and Dan Hooker. While McGregor has evolved into one of the most high-profile and biggest UFC athletes and the first UFC fighter ever to claim UFC titles in two weight classes.

The last time McGregor and Poirier shared the Octagon they were young featherweights – Poirier 25, McGregor 26. Now, they are established lightweights: a former champion and a former interim champion and so the bout is much more at stake. According to UFC Stats,  McGregor's 70 percent takedown defense is 10 percent higher than Poirier's, and the Irishman's takedown accuracy is also better, 62 percent to 35 percent.

UFC has kick-started 2021 with a thrilling battle and fans can wait to see who bags Poirier vs. McGregor 2. The winner will move on to fight for the UFC lightweight championship in his next bout, either against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov or another challenger for the vacant belt if Nurmagomedov stays retired.

Fans can enjoy the nail-biting action via UFC Arabia on STARZPLAY for just AED/SAR 18.99, in addition to existing subscription packages. Download STARZPLAY via respective iOS and Android app stores.

With more than 10,000 hours of premium content including blockbuster movies,  exclusive TV shows, kids content and Arabic series, STARZPLAY is today the number one player in the MENA region. The service is available in 20 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan for fans to enjoy quality content anytime, anywhere and from any device.

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