Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier are among the two top names in the UFC lightweight division. It is a dream match of sorts that the two will be facing each other for the first time ever at the main event of UFC 242, where a returning Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to unify his championship with Poirier’s interim one and become the unified world lightweight champion.
Poirier too, on the other hand, would like to become the champ rather than being an interim champion. Let us take a closer look
As much as I love Poirier, not sure I’d ever pick against Khabib. I love both of them though, so that’s going to be bittersweet. Poirier’s time to really shine feels a long time coming though. I need a Poirier hat to wear with my Khabib shirt, cause that’s my level of mixed.
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) August 22, 2019
Khabib vs Poirier: Who Will Win?
While Khabib is clearly the red hot favorite, especially since this is his first fight back after the controversial UFC 229 main event against Conor McGregor, there is a good chance that all might not end in his favor this time!
Dustin Poirier is no hack! He is one of the strongest men in the lightweight division and has emerged victorious in fights with guys like Alvarez, Holloway, Pettis, and Gaethje. Given that he is on a really strong roll of late – would it possible that he actually manages to defeat the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov?
So I was casually studying some male physiques on Instagram, as one does when they cannot sleep, and I am happy to see that both Poirier & Khabib are looking goooood. I think they’re taking each other VERY seriously.
I can’t wait for that fight!#UFC242
— Ashley: The MMA Nerd (@The_MMA_Nerd) August 23, 2019
Fans Are the Losers in this Fight!
Khabib vs Poirier is currently a match which tilts heavily in the favor of Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, UFC is all about sudden moments which can cost you the match and Dustin Poirier is not a new kid on the block by any means! A win by Poirier could mean end of the 27-0 streak of Khabib! Stay tuned for more.