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.
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.
Khabib v Ferguson in 2020 🤤 https://t.co/CHs3i1l6nN
— ≈ (@montif_clare) August 30, 2019
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.
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.
Khabib is going to destroy Poirier 🦅
— VBC (@Tommyvbc) August 30, 2019
Is Khabib vs Ferguson Next?
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!