Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242 is all set to take place on Saturday, the 7th of September at Abu Dhabi. Khabib Nurmagomedov is a dangerous man and an undefeated fighter. This is his first match following his controversial suspension after the events of UFC 229 and he is looking forward to claim the Unified Lightweight Championship by defeating Dustin Poirier.
However, let us take a closer look at the odds and see if things are really going to be as easy for Khabib as many people expect them to be?
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August 15, 2019
UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier Winning Odds
The winning odds predictions, as calculated by oddsshark currently show Khabib Nurmagomedov as a heavy favorite. There’s between 77-80% chance that he is going to win while there’s only about 25% chance of Poirier winning the match. The current odds are placed in the favor of Khabib at -360 to +300 of that of Poirier.
Given that Khabib is an undefeated fighter who has been one of the biggest names in UFC of late, this prediction stands true. However, only a fool would take Poirier lightly because his last four opponents have been Alvarez, Holloway, Gaethje and Pettis! He won all four of these matches.
Just because Khabib is 27-0 doesn’t mean his the best lightweight in the roaster, khabib just fought bums to get to where he is right now. I just can’t wait till khabib gets his ass beat by @DustinPoirier the only real champ and inshallah Dustin you win. #ufc242
— 🇮🇷🇧🇩 Humayun Adam Gonzalez (@hafiz1__) August 15, 2019
What’s Next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?
While Khabib is expected to win his main event match at UFC 242 and become the unified UFC Lightweight Champion, the future is uncertain. Will a returning Nate Diaz challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov after their altercation at UFC 239? Will Conor McGregor challenge Khabib for the title? It will be interesting to see what happens next.