The lightweight division will be finally unified when the supreme 155-pound kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Dustin Poirier, in the main event of the UFC 242 on the 7th September in Abu Dhabi. We will have to wait and see, who will go on to face, Conor McGregor or Tony Ferguson? That will be taken care of by the UFC President, Dana White! Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier is expected to be a great fight of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Both the fighters will have an intense clash. The preview and our inputs on this fight are given below.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier UFC 242
To date, the current UFC Lightweight Champion of the world Khabib, also known as ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov (27-0) has been tried to pin down by 27 fighters but all of them have failed in defeating him. Now its Dustin Poirier chance to defeat him. Will he succeed and stop Khabib? All the questions will be answered on the 7th of September.
Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov
The present UFC Lightweight unbeaten champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off his most significant fight in his career against UFC superstar Conor McGregor at the UFC 229 last year in October. The build-up to this bout was insane. It would not be easy to find a UFC fan who has not heard of the fight, where Khabib won against McGregor by submission or more commonly known as the neck-crank in the 4th round. ‘The Eagle’ was able to defend his UFC Lightweight title and stayed unbeaten. Now he has one more test waiting for him in the form of the dangerous fighter named Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov is undeniably the best grappler in the MMA. He has the capability to regulate the fight depending on the situation.
He can take the opponent down the ground or box with him. Khabib is true firepower in the UFC. He is an insanely fantastic grappler, wrestler, also his stand-up is great, he has a fair amount of striking. It is very difficult to stop this fighter in the bout.
Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier
Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier who is the interim UFC Lightweight champion will be arriving in this UFC 242 bout after a hard-fought victory over the current UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway at the UFC 236 back in April. Poirier defeated Holloway by the unanimous decision and was crowned the interim UFC Lightweight champion. Now he will be fighting for the real belt with a tough champion “Khabib Nurmagomedov”. Dustin ‘The Diamond’ is on a winning streak with 4 victories under his belt. In his last 3 fights, he won against two very dangerous fighters, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway. Poirier is such a fighter, who likes to trade in punches always, and that’s the reason why his fights are so exhilarating. He is also a real powerhouse with his hands, he is hard-hitting, always prepared to fight.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier H2H
Both the fighters have never faced each other in the octagonal ring. This will be the first time each will get to fight the other. We hope that this fight becomes a great one. Well our eyes will surely be glued to the screen for this one.