Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242 is all set to be one of the biggest fights of 2019 in the UFC. Given that his last victory ended in a huge controversy at UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov is back after almost a year to face off against Dustin Poirier. This will be for the unification of the UFC Lightweight Championship.
However, of late, people are speculating if Dustin Poirier is going to pull off the upset of the year and defeat the returning Khabib?
Damn what if Poirier beats Khabib
— E (@DopeDaddy_E) August 8, 2019
UFC 242 Winning Odds for Khabib vs Poirier
Currently, while the winning odds stand in the favor of Khabib Nurmagomedov, where he is leading -348 to +285 of Poirier. Keeping the odds aside, Khabib is an undefeated fighter, having won all 27 of his fights in the UFC, even defeating Conor McGregor in his last match.
However, this does not mean that one is to take Dustin Poirier lightly. His last four wins have been over some of the most formidable names in UFC – including the likes of Max Holloway, Justin Gaethje, Anthony Pettis and Eddie Alvarez! Khabib does face a huge challenge here in September.
Just realised I’m on holiday for Khabib vs Poirier and it’s on at a good time in the UK 😭😭😭 what is life
— Ben Jessop (@Ben_Jessop1) August 11, 2019
What’s Next for Khabib After UFC 242?
Despite everything, Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to win the Khabib vs Poirier bout at Abu Dhabi. UFC 242 is also expected to be the event after which McGregor is expected to make his return. He will be watching Diaz vs Pettis as well as Khabib vs Poirier closely and issue a challenge to whoever he wants to face next.