McGregor vs Poirier 2.0: Ready to witness the UFC clash?

Watch the much-awaited bout between

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

Conor McGregor a.ka.‘Mystic Machas been making headlines ever since he landed in the UAE and fans don’t seem to get enough of him.

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-anticpated 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 atheletes 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 moviesexclusive 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.

About STARZPLAY

STARZPLAY (www.starzplay.com) is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood and Arabic movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and STARZPLAY original content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan.  

STARZPLAY has seen phenomenal year-on-year growth since its launch in 2015, reaching over a million paying subscribers and installed on more than six million devices. STARZPLAY has secured US$125 million in equity funding through STARZ, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A), State Street Global Advisors (NYSE: STT), and technology investment firms SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.

The service carries thousands of premium titles including original hit shows like Baghdad Central, Power, Outlander, and Spartacus. STARZPLAY has long term licensing partnerships with a host of leading, global studios including Disney, Warner Bros, CBS, Showtime, Sony, Universal, MGM, and Fremantle. 

STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via a range of internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than six million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.

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