UFC 242 Free Fight Featuring Dustin Poirier Vs. Max Holloway
Dustin Poirier kept Max Holloway from becoming a two-division champion, claiming the interim lightweight title earlier this year.
Max Holloway wanted to join exclusive company when he challenged for the interim UFC lightweight title earlier this year.
But Dustin Poirier had other ideas.
Poirier downed the reigning UFC featherweight champion, earning the title and his upcoming Saturday unification match with reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagoemdov at UFC 242. Related: UFC 242: What Will Be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Legacy When All Is Said And Done?
“The Diamond” used his reach advantage, claiming his first title inside the Octagon in the process. The decision vs. Holloway was the fourth consecutive win for Poirier and pushed his unbeaten run to six in a row.
Poirier and Nurmagomedov headline the pay-per-view from Abu Dhabi.
UFC 242: Khabib Vs. Poirier Fight Card
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ PPV)
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UFC Lightweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Dustin Poirier (ic)
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
Female Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Female Bantamweight: Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Lightweight: Ottman Azalta vs. Teemu Packalen
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Lightweight: Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam