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UFC 242: Poirier, and not McGregor is Khabib’s Biggest Challenge; Here’s Why

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    UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor

    Dustin Poirier wasn’t really in the scene of things when McGregor vs Khabib took place at UFC 229 last year. However, things have been different since then and Poirier suddenly finds himself at the top of the table, with Khabib all set to challenge him at UFC 242 to unify the lightweight championship.

    Khabib vs McGregor

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    Fans of Khabib have come to realize that while McGregor is the flashy and more colorful opponent, Dustin Poirier is the one who is proving to be a bigger threat than the Irishman.

    The Rise and Rise of Dustin Poirier

    Khabib is 27-0 while Poirier is 25-5. Both the men are equally skilled and experienced and have fought some of the toughest men in UFC. Now that they are facing each other at the main event for the UFC Lightweight Title unification, this is Poirier’s chance to prove his worth at the grand stage.

    Khabib vs Poirier UFC 242

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    Fans of Khabib see that while McGregor is all talks – a rematch between Khabib vs McGregor is unlikely. Poirier, on the other hand, is calm and composed – a silent killer. A defeat for Khabib would mean his undefeated streak comes to an end! Much is on the line at UFC 242.

    Who Will Win Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242?

    Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242

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    As of this writing, there are no clear favorites. This is quite similar to Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic. Two men who you know to be really good and fan favorites are colliding and while there are no ‘upsets’ in this match, it would be interesting to see who wins! Stay tuned with us for more info on this.

     

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