The UFC light-weight title might be unified in Abu Dhabi on Saturday as champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the Octagon for the primary time since his fourth-round bid of Conor McGregor towards interim-seeded Dustin Poirier in a a lot anticipated confrontation.
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Poirier received the proper to unify the titles by ending Max Holloway's run of 13 wins in a unanimous choice win to say the interim title in April. The win was Poirier's fourth in a row, whereas the 30-year-old appears to comprehend his prophecy of changing into a unified champion towards one of many MMA's greatest gamers.
Nurmagomedov returns to the extremely anticipated Octagon after being suspended for 9 months for his position within the scrum that adopted his McGregor bid final October. The 30-year-old stays undefeated in his profession with a exceptional 27-Zero report (11-Zero UFC) and has misplaced just one inning of his MMA profession.
expertise, the winner can declare to be the very best of the UFC.
This is likely one of the most anticipated clashes of 2019 and Sporting Information will ship recreation after recreation of all of the actions being performed overseas.
UFC 242 outcomes stay, updates
Keep caught as a result of Sporting Information will broadcast a stay broadcast on UFC 242, highlighted by the return of light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 242 Fight Playing cards
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) towards Dustin Poirier (ic) in a combat for the unification of the title Light-weight Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder; Gentle Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos; Gentle Curtis Blaydes towards Shamil Abdurakhimov; Heavyweight Mairbek Taisumov towards Carlos Diego Ferreira; Gentle
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee; Flyweight Zubaira Tukhugov ladies towards Lerone Murphy; Featherweight Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras; Weight of catch (138 lb) Ottman Azaitar towards Teemu Packalén; Light-weight Belal Muhammad towards Takashi Sato; Welterweight Nordine Taleb towards the Muslim Salikhov; Welterweight Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings; Common weight Don Madge towards Fares Ziam; Gentle
Newest information from UFC 242
– Khabib Nurmagomedov is taken into account by many to be the very best fighter on the earth. However is it nearly as good as individuals assume? Sporting Information breaks it down.
– Twenty-seven tried and twenty-seven failed. However Dustin Poirier instructed SN that he was deciphering the code.
– Nurmagomedov on Thursday ignored the media day of the UFC 242 to the chagrin of many. However to his displeasure, the UFC made him discuss Friday.
– Heavyweight candidate Curtis Blaydes is worked up for his combat towards UFC 242, however he appears to be very happy to see Nurmagomedov return to the Octagon.