UFC lightweight champion Khabin Nurmagomedov is all set to defend his lightweight title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at Abu Dhabi on September 7. Dana White announced it officially that both fighters will fight at UFC 242.
On the other hand, Khabib is coming off of a submission victory against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last October. That fight sold the highest number of PPV buys in the history of the UFC. After the fight, Khabib started a brawl with McGregor’s teammates for which he was banned for nine months. His suspension officially ended on April 6.
UFC welterweight Belal Muhammad will be fighting against Takashi Sato on the same card, thought the UFC 242 official poster was not at all to his standard. So, on Wednesday, Muhammad went on Twitter and posted his own version of the poster. The makeshift design featured Muhammad, as well as a headshot of his Roufusport teammate Felder from his acting days!
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 1, 2019
Here are the other fights that are on the card :
Curtis Blaydes (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), Islam Makhachev (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) vs. Davi Ramos (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC), and Mairbek Taisumov (28-5 MMA, 7-1 UFC) vs. Diego Ferreira (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC).
Are you excited for Khabib vs Dustin Poirier?