Dustin Poirier was crowned the interim UFC World Lightweight Champion after Khabib was handed a suspension following post-UFC 229 altercation with Conor McGregor. However, The Russian is back to unify the championship but will he be able to defeat Poirier? That is the question everyone has been asking.
Image UFC Considered to be the biggest match in UFC in 2019, Khabib vs Poirier is all set to take place on the 7th of September in Abu Dhabi – an event which everyone has been waiting eagerly for!
Dustin Poirier is going to KO Khabib.
— kevjitsu (@kevjitsu) August 22, 2019
Khabib vs Poirier: What to Expect?
The two men are known to be the best in the lightweight division. Khabib has been a consistent performer and has the longest undefeated streak in MMA history, currently at 27-0. He aims at making Dustin Poirier his 28th victim at Abu Dhabi.
However, it would be wrong to take Poirier lightly too, as he defeated the dangerous quartet of Holloway, Alvarez, Gaethje, and Pettis to reach the top of the mountain. He is a legitimate threat to Khabib Nurmagomedov and many believe he might emerge the winner of Khabib vs Poirier.
Ok anyone think Poirier is gonna beat khabib? If so why? I think khabib wins handily.
— the mma philospher (@smartdan51) August 20, 2019
Who is Winning at UFC 242?
However, despite popular belief that Poirier has all that it takes to beat Khabib, the Russian is expected to emerge the winner of this fight. Khabib, who last faced Conor McGregor in October 2018, has been training hard for his return to the Octagon and it will be interesting to see how he fares against Poirier.