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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)

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

Related: Conor McGregor Breaks Silence, Talks Khabib Nurmagomedov, Bar Incident, Future

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