UFC 257 will have a limited audience comprised of 2,000 spectators. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism confirmed the news on a social media post. The event will take place on Jan. 24 (local time) at the Etihad Arena.
- The Abu Dhabi government gave an assurance that safety measures are being practiced. It reiterated the "safe zone" where event participants like delegates, media members, event crew, and spectators will be housed. Stringent COVID-19 protocols are in place.
- Tickets are priced at $215 USD to $1,350 USD.
- Headlining UFC 257 is a rematch between former lightweight champion Conor McGregor and ex-interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. The co-main event is another 155-pound matchup between Dan Hooker and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler.