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UFC 242 Inside The Octagon Previews Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Dustin Poirier

The UFC's John Gooden and Dan Hardy return to break down Saturday's main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

Dan Hardy and John Gooden are back to get us points in the right direction towards Saturday’s UFC 242 main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.

The two square off to crown the unified champion in the lightweight division live on ESPN+ pay-per-view from The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Nurmagomedov, the unbeaten champion of the division, is coming off a successful title defense over Conor McGregor last year. He was suspended for his part in a post-fight incident that involved McGregor and members from both team camps, but is now ready and focused on fighting again.

Poirier would go on to claim the interim title in his absence, topping reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway this year via decision. Related: Dustin Poirier Not Worried About Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Takedowns Heading Into UFC 242 Title Fight

Hardy, a former UFC welterweight title contender himself, and Gooden offer up their insight and thoughts into the bout which features two of the top lightweights in the world today.

UFC 242: Khabib Vs. Poirier Fight Card

MAIN CARD

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

Lightweight: Ottman Azalta vs. Teemu Packalen

Female Bantamweight: Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras

Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov

Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings

Female Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee

Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy

Lightweight: Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

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