Khabib vs Poirier is perhaps the biggest fight of the year when it comes to UFC. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the biggest name in UFC, especially after defeating Conor McGregor. However, he now faces someone who could be his biggest opponent ever – Dustin Poirier. The question now is, can Khabib beat Poirier?
It seems that Khabib has a secret plan to win this fight. Let us take a closer look at what his plan is and how he expects to win against Dustin Poirier?
Khabib is too good & has never been defeated in UFC but I believe Dustin has what it takes to take him down. Rooting for Poirier ✊
— Bishal Acharya (@bishalacharya) September 6, 2019
Khabib Needs to Focus on Just One Tactic
All it will take for Khabib Nurmagomedov to win this fight is to focus on just one thing – he needs to tire out Dustin Poirier. We have seen this in a number of his fights that Poirier likes to go all-out in the first round, or at the most, the first two rounds. If Khabib survives the first round, his opponent is likely to be tired – and by the third round, Poirier gets ‘gassed out’.
This will be the ideal time for the Russian brawler to finally attack Poirier and make him submit! We know that Khabib is a good wrestler and his mat skills are going to be great against The Diamond’s all-out attack. The winner of this fight likely faces off against Tony Ferguson – which makes it even more exciting.
If Dustin Poirier defeats Khabib Nurmagomedov, after beating Max Holloway, and then defends his title against Tony Ferguson, I believe he will be the greatest fighter of all time. Not just lightweight.
— JokersLL (@JokersLL) September 2, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier Winning Odds
When it comes to Khabib vs Poirier, the winning odds support Khabib Nurmagomedov heavily! The Russian is expected to score an easy win over his opponent. However, it would be wrong to rely only on the odds because the odds were overwhelmingly against Khabib in his match against McGregor yet he won!