Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242 is a match that fans of both these fighters have been waiting for, for quite a long time now! Both these men are fierce brutes in the ring and are known for hard-hitting action. Khabib, after his win over McGregor at UFC 229 has been away from action due to a suspension, Poirier on the other hand, has been the biggest name in the lightweight division in the absence of Khabib and McGregor.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier is going to be a match where two equally talented men are going head to head! It will be exciting to see who wins this one!
Khabib is going to destroy Poirier 🦅
— VBC (@Tommyvbc) August 30, 2019
UFC 242 Preview: Who Wins Khabib vs Poirier?
For now, it is expected that Khabib Nurmagomedov has a much better chance of winning this fight than compared to his opponent. Statistically, the odds are in support of Khabib too. However, as we move close to the day of the fight, there’s a good chance that the odds may shift and Khabib might enter this fight as the underdog!
What supporters of Poirier have been saying is that while Khabib hasn’t fought in a year – the last four opponents of Poirier have been the likes of Holloway, Alvarez, Pettis and Gaethje – making him a legit threat.
Full 27-minute interview with Khabib Nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib). We talk Dustin Poirier, Tony Ferguson, GSP, fame, why his rivalry with Conor McGregor will never be over, and his thoughts on Conor asking for a rematch. https://t.co/zF4VxfrIYo pic.twitter.com/vTgMGT9aRL
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 30, 2019
What’s Next For the Two After UFC 242?
A win for Khabib sets up Khabib vs McGregor II. Interestingly, Khabib vs Tony Ferguson is another match that is on the cards. Poirier winning the fight can mean Khabib vs Poirier II in the near future, or McGregor challenging Poirier! Tony Ferguson is a looming threat to both the men.