UFC 242 Free Fight Primer: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor McGregor
When was all said and done, Khabib Nurmagomedov was the man standing in his battle with Conor McGregor over UFC gold last year.
Despite being unbeaten, many believed Conor McGregor was the favorite to unseat Khabib Nurmagomedov when they met last year.
Nurmagomedov had other idea in mind.
The reigning UFC lightweight champion picked McGregor apart before securing a submission victory in his first title defense. Related: UFC 242: What Will Be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Legacy
Nurmagomedov returns to action Saturday when they takes on interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi.
UFC 242: Khabib Vs. Poirier Fight Card
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ PPV)
UFC Lightweight Championship
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Dustin Poirier (ic)
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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