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
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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
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