UFC 257: TV channel, live stream, prediction, key matchups for Winter Sports UFC 257: 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 other fighters told me I dodged a bullet, as she’d probably have knocked my head off, despite me being twice her size. Or given me one of her signature elbows, all with a sweet smile. She inspired me to go train in Thailand for a few weeks at a local Thai boxing gym; it was one of the most intense and rewarding experiences I’ve had.” UFC 257’s main event pits Poirier (a.k.a. “The Diamond”) against MMA icon, McGregor, who’s looking to cement his status as one of the all-time greats. Best known for his role in the series Outlander, the Scottish actor found some time to talk with UFC.com while he films an episode of the series “Men in Kilts,” but it’s clear he enjoys the subject, as he remembers how quickly fell in love with MMA the first time he saw it. 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. UFC president Dana White made waves on social media earlier this month when he threatened an Instagram user who commented on one of White’s posts that he couldn’t wait to pirate Saturday’s pay-per-view headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirer. White later doubled down and said he “looked forward to the crying and the begging” from people who got caught. UFC 257 predictions: Not everyone is picking Conor McGregor to get past Dustin Poirier In the main event, Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon against Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their UFC 178 bout, which McGregor finished by TKO in under two minutes. Can't get enough boxing and MMA? Get the latest in the world of combat sports from two of the best in the business. Subscribe to Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell for the best analysis and in-depth news.