UFC 242: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier

UFC 242: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier

UFC 242: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier

UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on September 7, 2019 at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC 242 forms part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.
Venue: The Arena, Yas Island
Location: du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
City: Abu Dhabi
Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship

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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on September 7, 2019 at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC 242 forms part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

The event will mark the promotion’s third visit to Abu Dhabi, and first since UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson in April of 2014.

A UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier has been slated to serve as the event’s headliner.

A lightweight bout between Magomed Mustafaev and Don Madge was scheduled for the event. However, on August 18, 2019, it was reported that Mustafaev was removed from the bout for undisclosed reason. Madge is expected to face promotional newcomer Fares Ziam.

Adam Yandiev was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Puna Soriano at the event. However, Yandiev pulled out of the bout in mid-August citing a knee injury. Promotion officials have not confirmed whether Soriano would remain on the card against a replacement, or rescheduled for another event.

A bantamweight bout between Khalid Taha and Bruno Gustavo Aparecido Da Silva was scheduled for the event.However on August 21, 2019 it was reported that the bout was moved to UFC 243.

Fight card

Fight Card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
LightweightKhabib Nurmagomedov (c)vs.Dustin Poirier (ic)[a]
LightweightEdson Barbozavs.Paul Felder
LightweightIslam Makhachevvs.Davi Ramos
HeavyweightCurtis Blaydesvs.Shamil Abdurakhimov
LightweightMairbek Taisumovvs.Carlos Diego Ferreira
Preliminary Card (FX)
LightweightOttman Azaitarvs.Teemu Packalén
Women’s BantamweightLiana Jojuavs.Sarah Moras
Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
WelterweightBelal Muhammadvs.Takashi Sato
WelterweightNordine Talebvs.Muslim Salikhov
MiddleweightOmari Akhmedovvs.Zak Cummings
Women’s FlyweightJoanne Calderwoodvs.Andrea Lee

Main Card

Lightweight·Main event
Khabib Nurmagomedov     vs        DustinPoirier
2700                                                     2550
1NC
Lightweight·Co-main
Edson Barboza                 vs              Paul Felder
2070                                                     1640
Lightweight
Islam Makhachev             vs             DaviRamos
1710                                                       1020
Heavyweight
Curtis Blaydes        vs      ShamilAbdurakhimov
1120                                                       2040

1NC

Lightweight
Mairbek Taisumov     vs  Carlos  Diego Ferreira
2750                                                     1520

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