On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier. The event takes place from The Arena on Yas Island.
In the night’s main event, undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier will unify the 155-pound crown. Dagestan’s Nurmagomedov has not competed since last October due to a suspension for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor. Louisiana’s Poirier has not tasted defeat in six straight, including his five-round decision victory over current featherweight king Max Holloway to earn interim gold.
The 13-fight event kicks off with four bouts streaming live on ESPN+ at 10 a.m. ET. Four additional preliminary-card fights follow on FX at noon ET, with the five-fight main card streaming live on ESPN+ pay-per-view at 2 p.m. ET.
Above is video of the event’s post-fight press conference (courtesy of the UFC) which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Nurmagomedov and Poirier.
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