27 men have challenged and 27 men have lost. Khabib Nurmagomedov has become an unstoppable force in the world of UFC and his undefeated streak is the biggest in MMA history. However, will the Russian be able to survive the latest threat to his winning streak – Dustin Poirier? We’ll find out soon enough as UFC 242 approaches.
Let us take a closer look at the rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier and see who is going to win this fight.
I'm so conflicted on 242. You want Khabib to win because we want to finally see Khabib vs Tony but you also want Poirier to win because of his story and how much of an inspiration he is. Plus him vs Tony would be an amazing fight too…
— Chai (@chaigrima) September 6, 2019
UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier: Who Will Win?
While odds strongly indicate that Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to comfortably defeat Dustin Poirier, odds in UFC can seldom be trusted. They hide more than they reveal. The fact is, the odds were against Khabib when he defeated McGregor! A similar pattern might be forming here too.
Camp Poirier has seen an influx of supporters as he continues to train harder. The fact is, Poirier has defeated guys like Holloway, Alvarez, Gaethje and Pettis – which already makes him the top guy in the division in the absence of Khabib. There’s every reason to believe he might just win Khabib vs Poirier here at UFC 242 and go on to face Tony Ferguson!
The Khabib vs Poirier fight is about to be oc
— RA🦅 (@SHOOTBOYRIVAS) September 6, 2019
How Can Poirier Defeat Khabib? Here’s One Secret!
In order for Khabib Nurmagomedov to win the Khabib vs Poirier fight at UFC 242, he needs to focus on ONLY one thing – surviving the first round. Usually, Poirier gives his best in the first round and is gassed out by the time the second half of the third round comes around! Khabib the wrestler is a patient guy who can hold out till then and then go all-in! This will be the key to Khabib’s victory.