Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier: Everyone who enjoys UFC is eager for this fight to take place. Two of the biggest names in the company are going head to head for the first time and that too for unifying the UFC World Lightweight Championship. The stakes couldn’t be any higher!
However, for Khabib, the stakes are even higher! He puts his 27-0 unbeaten streak on the line, his 27th victim being the most infamous one – Conor McGregor!
Khabib v Poirier, Sept 7 is going to be a madness
— Shehzad (@shehzadinho) August 18, 2019
Poirier vs Khabib: The Story So Far
Dustin Poirier vs Khabib Nurmagomedov was set up after Khabib was suspended after the events of UFC 229 where a post-match altercation which spilled beyond the octagon saw both him and Conor McGregor being suspended. After a fight with Max Holloway, which was won by Dustin Poirier, he was crowned the interim lightweight champion.
However, now that Khabib is back, he is looking forward to face the new champion and to unify the championships to become the UFC World Lightweight Champion. Khabib is a strong contender but his opponent’s last four wins were against Holloway, Alvarez, Gaethje and Pettis!
I dunno. This UFC 242 promo is good. They turned Khabib into the boogeyman, Poirier the expressly-stated deserving contender. I'm cised.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) August 18, 2019
Will Dustin Poirier Defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242?
A loss would mean that Khabib’s streak would be broken. Poirier is currently 25-5 in UFC (with 1 No Contest). Both the men are equally talented and are known for their impressive performances. It will indeed we quite interesting to see the two clash for the first time on the 7th of September in Abu Dhabi! Stay tuned with us for more updates.