Poirier vs McGregor 2 UFC 257 LIVE: TV channel, live stream, prediction, key matchups for Winter Sports Poirier vs McGregor 2 UFC 257 LIVE: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel For the first time in the history of the World Handball Championships, 32 teams will participate in the final tournament instead of 24. Among them is the national team of Belarus. At the end of the preliminary round, the top three teams from each of the eight groups will advance to the main round, where they will be divided into four pools (six teams each). Then, from each six, the top two teams advance to the quarterfinals. Then there will be the semifinals, the third place match and the final. The games of the preliminary round will be held from January 23 to 23, and the main round - from January 23 to 23. The quarterfinals are scheduled for January 23, and the semifinals are scheduled for January 23. The third place match and the final are scheduled for January 23. The teams that will take fourth place in the preliminary groups will play in the consolation tournament "President's Cup", which will be held from January 23 to 23. The UFC concludes its return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with 11 fights, beginning on Saturday with two early-preliminary bouts on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET, before moving to ESPN at 8 PM for four additional prelims, followed by five fights on the PPV card at 10.m. ET. 'The Crumlin shots' Conor posted a picture last year on Twitter of me and him from 2008. I didn't know who he was at the time, he was a kid. He must have just jumped into the picture. There’s no title on the line in McGregor-Poirier II, a rematch of their 2014 featherweight bout that the Irishman won by TKO inside of two minutes. There’s not even any official word as to what the stakes are in the context of the 155-pound weight class. “I would make the case, if that man is continuing to dodge this and dodge the commitment of competing again, the title should be stripped, and we should be engaging in a title fight,” said McGregor, who held onto his lightweight championship without defending it for 17 months before it was vacated. “I’m sure it will happen after this bout [against Poirier]. I’m interested to hear the excuses or what will be said after the fight, but I predict a title strip.” Either way, a Nurmagomedov rematch may be out of the question. Purchase UFC 257 here • Main card: 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV