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.
The fighters hit the scales at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 6. Video of the action (courtesy of the UFC) appears above, while the results will be posted below as they become available.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (155) – for lightweight title
Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Paul Felder (155)
Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Davi Ramos (156)
Curtis Blaydes (251) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (257)
Mairbek Taisumov (156) vs. Diego Ferreira (156)
FX Preliminary Card
Joanne Calderwood (126) vs. Andrea Lee (126)
Zubaira Tukhugov (146) vs. Lerone Murphy (146)
Liana Jojua (134.5) vs. Sarah Moras (138)*
Ottman Azaitar (156) vs. Teemu Packalen (156)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card
Belal Muhammad (170) vs. Takashi Sato (171)
Nordine Taleb (170) vs. Muslim Salikhov (171)
Omari Akhmedov (186) vs. Zak Cummings (185.5)
Don Madge (155) vs. Fares Ziam (155)
* – Moras missed the bantamweight limit of 136 pounds and was fined 20 percent of her fight purse
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