UFC 242 Primer: Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov Sub Conor McGregor in The Biggest UFC Fight Ever
Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the cage next weekend at UFC 242, and ahead of the event, the promotion's shared out his massive, massive, massive win over Conor McGregor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to make his long-awaited return to the cage at UFC 242, following his win over Conor McGregor last October, which was the biggest fight in UFC history.
Khabib’s massive, massive win at UFC 229
Nurmagomedov and McGregor were booked to fight at UFC 229 last October, and not long after the fight was signed, many folks predicted it would be the biggest bout in UFC history. After all, in McGregor you had the biggest star in the game, taking on a fighter who never has been defeated. Not only that, but, there was the now-infamous incident prior to UFC 223, which saw McGregor throw a dolly at a bus that Khabib was in.
Well, tensions continued to ratchet up after the fight was signed, largely on account of inflammatory remarks McGregor made about Nurmagomedov and his background. The fight had a ton of buzz behind it by the time it arrived, and it’s believed to have sold 2,400,000 pay-per-views – the most in UFC history.
As the video below demonstrates, Khabib’s wrestling and top game largely ruled the day against McGregor and he submitted the star to defend the lightweight crown.
UFC 242 line-up
Here is the line-up for next Saturday’s, September 7th card in Abu Dhabi (via Bloody Elbow).
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Don Madge
Puna Soriano vs. Adam Yandiev