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Full list of winners and stoppages from UFC 257 on January 23rd (VIDEO)

We’ll be tracking the results all night during UFC 257 from Abu Dhabi on January 23rd, through the main event of Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

In this handout image provided by the UFC, Opponents Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor of Ireland face off during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC 257 is live from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The headliner is a lightweight main event between No. 4 Conor McGregor and No. 2 Dustin Poirier. There are five fights on the main card, four on the preliminary card, and two on the early preliminary card that starts at 6:30 p.m. ET live on ESPN+.

We’ll be tracking all the results tonight. Below you’ll find the winner, how they secured a victory, and adding gifs, and video of exciting moments or stoppages where we can. Make sure to follow along throughout the evening!

Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor (Lightweight)

Winner: Dustin Poirier
Winning Method: Dustin Poirier wins by TKO at 2:32 of Round 2.

It started with a calf kick that took away The Notorious MMA’s base, and that was it. Dana White just lost a ton of future money, and Dustin Poirier can choose whomever he wants to fight next. Justin Gaethje? Can he get Khabib to come out of retirement?

Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler (Lightweight)

Winner: Michael Chandler
Winning Method: Michael Chandler wins by TKO at 2:30 of Round 1.

What a UFC debut for the former Bellator champion! The +125 underdog wows in his promotion debut.

A right, a left, a flurry, and a nap. Enjoy the bonus money, Mr. Chandler. You earned it.

Jessica Eye vs. Joanne Calderwood (Women’s Flyweight)

Winner: Joanne Calderwood
Winning Method: Joanne Calderwood wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Calderwood won on significant strikes 162-89, and the outcome of the fight was never in doubt. The -125 favorite did it with both fists and feet, and threw in a takedown just for good measure. She might have earned a shot at the title here soon.

Andrew Sanchez and Makhmud Muradov (Middleweight)

Winner: Makhmud Muradov
Winning Method: Makhmud Muradov wins by TKO at 2:59 of Round 3.

The 14th straight win for Muradov, who caught Sanchez with what looked like a wrist, but it was good enough to buckle him. He was winning anyway, with a 68-35 significant strike advantage, but a stoppage means more bonus and maybe more opportunities at the top of the division at 185 lbs.

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Ribas (Women’s Strawweight)

Winner: Marina Rodriguez
Winning Method: Marina Rodriguez wins by TKO at 0:54 of Round 2.

Referee Herb Dean brushed up against Rodriguez while she was in a dominating position, and she actually stopped fighting and had to go back and clean it up. But she got it done and earned the stoppage over the rising star in Ribas.

A terrific performance by the +250 underdog that might put Rodriguez in position for a title shot with one more win.

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola (Lightweight)

Winner: Arman Tsarukyan
Winning Method: Arman Tsarukyan wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

The short notice opponent change certainly didn’t help Frevola, who landed just 16 significant strikes to 59 for Tsarukyan. All 10 takedowns in 12 attempts and 8:24 of fight control went to the Russian, who is now 16-2 as an MMA professional.

Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (Middleweight)

Winner: Brad Tavares
Winning Method: Brad Tavares wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Not the most exciting fight, and some low blows traded both ways, but Tavares was the clear winner.

Tavares won on significant strikes 50-31, though Carlos Junior did land the only takedown of the bout and was given credit for 6:28 of ground control. It’s nice to hear some fans in the stands, but they probably wanted a better one here.

Julianna Pena vs. Sara McMann (Women’s Bantamweight)

Winner: Julianna Pena
Winning Method: Julianna Pena wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 3:39 Round 3.

A perfect technique to get an excellent wrestler to give up her back in the center of the cage.

Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Marcin Prachnio (Light Heavyweight)

Winner: Marcin Prachnio
Winning Method: Marcin Prachnio wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

It was close, but Prachnio did enough in the third round to pick up the victory. The +250 underdog won on total significant strikes 108-59, but the power certainly went to Rountree.

Nik Lentz vs. Movsar Evloev (Catchweight)

Winner: Movsar Evolev
Winning Method: Movsar Evolev wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Evolev dominated the fight from pillar to post, raking up 84 significant strikes to Lentz’s 43, and turning his opponent into a bloody mess. He even 4:32 won 1:28 on ground control. For a split decision it was a pretty bad call, but Evolev moves to 14-0 and 4-0 in the UFC. And he asked for a Top 15 shot of Dana White afterwards.

Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (Flyweight)

Winner: Amir Albazi
Winning Method: Amir Albazi wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Albazi moves to 14-1 as an MMA pro, and 2-0 in the UFC. He led in ground control 3:38 to 0:27, and on significant strikes 73-58. His opponent wasn’t happy, but it was the right decision.

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