UFC 242 is going down in less than three weeks time, and recently the promotion shared out a promo for the card’s headliner, which is of the must-see variety.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
In the headliner, lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle interim champ, Dustin Poirier. If you follow MMA, you know that in Khabib, you have an undefeated fighter who is one of the greatest grapplers the game has ever seen. He’s also coming off a submission win over Conor McGregor, in what was one of the biggest bouts in combat sports history.
Poirier hasn’t reached the level of fame that Khabib has just yet, but “The Diamond” has been on a compelling roll, which includes wins over former champ Eddie Alvarez, former champ Anthony Pettis, former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje, and current featherweight king, Max Holloway.
You can check out the “There Can be Only One” trailer below.
UFC 242 line-up
Not too shabby right? Here is the line-up to date for the September 7th card, which will take place in Abu Dhabi (via MMA Mania).
155 lbs.: Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier
265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
170 lbs.: Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
170 lbs.: Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
155 lbs.: Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
155 lbs.: Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
135 lbs.: Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
170 lbs.: Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
*Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change.