UFC 242 is all set to be headlined by two of the greatest fighters in the lightweight division: Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib is returning to action after almost a year – since he was handed a ban following the altercation after UFC 229. This is his comeback fight and he intends to take his winning streak to 28-0.
What makes Khabib vs Poirier really interesting is the fact that there’s a looming threat of Tony Ferguson over both their heads! Here’s a closer look:
Per Dana White, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier is a go for UFC 242 on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi. That should be some scene. Great fight, and the lightweight division gets to MOVE.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 4, 2019
UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier: Who Wins It?
Khabib facing off against Dustin Poirier is quite an interesting fight and while a winner will be decided next week, it will be interesting to see what happens once Tony Ferguson enters the picture. For now, lets look at Khabib vs Poirier: strictly speaking from a numbers perspective, Khabib is in the lead and is expected to win the match. The winning odds are heavily favoring him.
Nevertheless, UFC is not about the numbers but more about the action – Khabib Nurmagomedov might be leading in the betting odds but Poirier has been defying all odds against Alvarez, Holloway, Pettis and Gaethje as his last four opponents, each of whom he defeated with ease.
Dustin Poirier vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cast your votes. Also interested in your general thoughts
— Spencer (@Modxlol) August 30, 2019
UFC 242 Winner to Face Tony Ferguson?
Ferguson vs Khabib is likely to be the next match – and this is going to be a legitimate threat to Khabib’s streak in quite a while. The longest undefeated streak in MMA history is at risk if Tony Ferguson defeats the Russian! However, it all depends on the fact that Khabib survives UFC 242! Stay tuned for more.