UFC 242 Primer: Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov Dominate Al Iaquinta, Claim LW Crown

Khabib Nurmagomedov

In advance of UFC 242, the promotion has been sharing out some of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s biggest wins, and recently the company posted his memorable, championship victory.

The lead-up to UFC 223

Originally, Khabib was supposed to fight perennial contender and former interim champ Tony Ferguson at UFC 223. But, just days before the April 7th, 2018 card, Ferguson incurred a freak knee injury and had to withdraw. Featherweight king Max Holloway was brought into face Nurmagomedov at the event, but the New York Commission ultimately declared Holloway couldn’t medically compete. Al Iaquinta was tapped for the fight instead, and you can watch how that bout unfolded below (there was also the now infamous, dolly throwing incident with Conor McGregor prior to the event).

UFC 242 line-up

Nurmagomedov is booked to face interim champ Dustin Poirier on September 7th at UFC 242. Here is the line-up to date (line-up 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

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