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UFC 242: After Khabib vs Poirier is it Khabib vs Ferguson?

UFC 242 Khabib vs Tony Ferguson

Khabib vs Poirier is the hottest match of 2019 – but interestingly, it appears that this is going to lead us into the hottest match of 2020! Tony Ferguson, the biggest name in the lightweight division after Khabib, is all set to challenge the winner of this fight.

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Ferguson facing Khabib was something that would have happened as far back as 2017 – but the match was then called off! However, the two are poised for a 2020 showdown if the Russian wins his UFC 242 fight against Poirier.

Who Wins Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242?

Khabib vs Poirier is likely to be won by Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian is all set to claim the interim championship and become the unified World Lightweight Champion of UFC. Betting odds too have favored this – and fans also expect that Khabib will appear dominant here.

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Poirier, on the other hand. has his own set of dedicated fans. He knows that he is the number one contender to challenge the undefeated Russian and has a chance of breaking his 27-0 streak. His last four opponents were Alvarez, Holloway, Pettis and Gaethje, against all of whom he managed to score a win.

Is Khabib vs Ferguson Next?

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Khabib vs Ferguson is a dream match. If Khabib manages to win against Poirier (which he most likely will), this match is almost guaranteed. Nevertheless, there’s also an off-chance that Khabib vs McGregor II happens or Poirier defeats Khabib and goes on to face Ferguson next!

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Written by Anukriti Ghosh

Though I am a Bioinformatician, my inclination towards content writing is never less than it. I relish doing research, reading, and writing. I can easily jot down, not for me but for my readers. And through this, I wish to bring the best of me to my readers.

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