UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is all set to defend his lightweight title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at Abu Dabhi on September 7. Dana White announced it officially that both fighters will fight at UFC 242.
Now both fighters have a press conference scheduled on Wednesday, June 12, in London which will be open only to press. If the UFC 242 promotional press tour will be taken to another city isn’t confirmed yet.
Dustin Poirier is coming off of a unanimous decision victory against UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, who was moving up in weight class to challenge for the interim title at UFC 236 which took place in State Farm Arena in April.
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.
The fight will take place at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC will host one event every year in UAE for the next five tears as a part of their new partnership.