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Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler: UFC 281 date, start time, TV channel and live stream

Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler meet in an exciting lightweight bout at UFC 281.

One of the most eye-catching matchups on Saturday’s UFC 281 card is the lightweight clash between Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler.

It’s safe to say that the two fighters don’t like each other and will be looking to walk away from Madison Square Garden with a win in order to advance their careers.

It will be Poirier’s first fight since not beating then-lightweight champion Charles Oliveira last December, while Chandler will look to build on his victory over Tony Ferguson in May.

Here’s everything you need to know about Poirier vs. Chandler.

When is Poirier versus Chandler? start date, time

  • Date: Saturday November 12
  • Main board: 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
  • Cagewalks (approx): 11:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. GMT

The main card is scheduled to kick off at 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT with cage walks for this particular fight scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. GMT. These times could change due to the length of the undercard fights.

Which channel/stream is Poirier versus Chandler?

  • UK: BT Sports

ESPN PPV will show the contest in the US, while BT Sport will show the fight in the UK.

Where is the Poirier vs. Chandler fight?

The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dossier and biography of Dustin Poirier

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: January 19, 1989
  • Height: 5′ 9″
  • Reach: 72″
  • Total fights: 35
  • Registration: 28-7-0

Recording and biography of Michael Chandler

  • Nationality: American
  • Date of Birth: April 24, 1986
  • Height: 5′ 8″
  • Reach: 71.5″
  • Total fights: 30
  • Registration: 23-7-0

Poirier vs. Chandler fight card

Main board

  • Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira for Adesanya’s UFC middleweight title
  • Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili for Esparza’s UFC women’s strawweight title
  • Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler; Lightweight
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez; Bantam-weight
  • Dan Hooker versus Claudio Puelles; Lightweight


  • Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano; Lightweight
  • Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann; Light heavyweight
  • Molly McCann vs. Erin Blanchfield; Women’s Flyweight
  • André Petroski versus Wellington Turman; Average weight

First preliminaries

  • Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar; Lightweight
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz against Silvana Gomez Juarez; Women’s Straw Weight
  • Michael Trizano vs. Choi Seung-woo; Lightweight
  • Julio Arce vs. Montel Jackson; Bantam-weight
  • Carlos Ulberg versus Nicolae Negumereanu; Light heavyweight