Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier is all set to headline UFC 242 at Abu Dhabi. It is a match that a lot of people have been waiting for. However, to the disappointment of many, this might just end in a draw and the fate of the UFC Lightweight Title will continue to hang in the balance.
Let us take a closer look at Khabib vs Poirier and see what is expected of this match-
Poirier has better combinations, speed and has proven himself in deep water before against fighters like Gaethje and Max. Imo harder fight for Khabib than Tony https://t.co/XAI3rRWfNp
— i (@SameerMukhtar6) August 18, 2019
Khabib vs Poirier: The Biggest Fight of 2019?
This is undoubtedly one of the biggest fights of the year. Khabib Nurmagomedov is back after a heated rivalry with Conor McGregor while Poirier’s silent ascend to the top has also been appreciated by fans. This is a rivalry of two contrasting personalities with two different styles of fighting colliding!
While Khabib’s last opponent was the flashy McGregor and everyone is talking about that fight, people tend to forget that Poirier beat Holloway, Alvarez, Gaethje, and Pettis to reach the top. These are four of the biggest names in the division and Poirier having conquered them is indeed a strong statement heading into the match.
I have confidence in saying Poirier will give Khabib trouble
— Darth Y'all (@underdedication) August 18, 2019
Who is Expected to Win the Fight?
Ironically, this fight is expected to end in a draw. Title fights ending in a draw is rather sad – but this is what is expected to happen as the two men are evenly matched in all aspects! What happens after Khabib vs Poirier ends in a tie? A rematch, of course! It will be interesting to see what lies in the future but a draw seems to be a rather plausible option at the moment.