Can Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 crack our list of Top 5 rematches?

The main event of UFC 257 is one of the most anticipated rematches since — well, since the last time Conor McGregor was involved in a huge rematch.

McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) faces Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23 in Abu Dhabi in a lightweight bout. Their first fight went down at UFC 178 in 2014, in which a rising McGregor scored a knockout victory over Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) less than two minutes into the opening round of a featherweight clash.

The amount of hype going into the bout has us thinking about some of the rematches which lived up to, and even exceeded, advance billing. So it’s time to take a trip back to Dan Tom’s Fight Vault, and look back at what MMA Junkie’s fight analyst believes are the five best rematches in the sport’s history.

One fight which made the list? McGregor’s stirring majority decision victory over Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202, just months after Diaz submitted McGregor in their first clash.

That proves McGregor knows how to deliver the second time he faces a fighter in the cage. The bout landed at No. 3. To find out the rest, watch the video above.

Fight footage courtesy of UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s official digital subscription service, which is currently offering a seven-day free trial. UFC Fight Pass gives fans access to exclusive live UFC events and fights, exclusive live MMA and combat sports events from around the world, exclusive original and behind the scenes content and unprecedented 24-7 access to the world’s biggest fight library.

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