The UFC’s only undefeated champion will be back in action on September 7th, as Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to battle Dustin Poirier, and BT Sports has shared out a must-see video about the star.
The galaxy class grappler will be fighting for the first time at UFC 242, since Nurmagomedov tapped Conor McGregor last October. That bout was one of the biggest fights in combat sports history, and there’s no denying that since then, Khabib has become a significant star.
As you can see by watching the video below, BT Sport’s new promo focuses on Nurmagomedov’s rise up the UFC ranks as well as his upbringing in Dagestan. Of course, it also covers Khabib’s massive bout with McGregor. Even if you’re not a Khabib fan, you have to admit, it’s a pretty memorable trailer no?
Can Poirier, who has been on a pretty impressive roll, hand Nurmagomedov his first 0? The American locked up a bout with Khabib by defeating featherweight king Max Holloway this past May. That bout was for the interim lightweight title.
UFC 242 line-up
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