Khabib vs Poirier is a very fascinating match for a number of reasons. First off, it is two fan favorites facing off one another. While Khabib is an unstoppable beast, his opponent here is also a universally loved fighter! It will be interesting to see who wins this fight – but in the end, fans are the winners here!
Let us take a closer look at this everybody-goes-home-happy fight and see what to expect from Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier in this fight!
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 4, 2019
Khabib vs Poirier – Full UFC 242 Preview
A look at this rivalry takes us all the way back to UFC 229 where Khabib jumped the Octagon and started attacking members of Camp McGregor. This was followed by members of Khabib’s team attacking McGregor’s team and there was a retaliation which led to both the men being handed a ban. Now that Khabib’s ban period is over, it will be interesting to see the Russian trying to unify the lightweight championship and become the undisputed champ!
In his championship journey, Khabib Nurmagomedov will now face Dustin Poirier and it will be interesting to see who wins this bout! Will it be Khabib’s first loss or will Poirier become the 28th successive victim in Khabib’s list? There’s always Khabib vs McGregor and Khabib vs Ferguson to think of, after this fight is done with!
Takedowns landed by Dustin Poirier in his career (24 fights): 25
Takedowns landed by Khabib Nurmagomedov against Abel Trujillo: 21 (a UFC record)
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 3, 2019
UFC 242 Betting Odds – Who is Winning the Main Event?
Going purely by the betting odds, Khabib Nurmagomedov seems to be leading so far. However, two things need to be considered – odds have proven to be wrong in most big-money fights. Odds preferred Pettis over Diaz and McGregor over Khabib in the past but they were all so wrong! Stay tuned to find out how this goes!