The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes it’s return to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014 this weekend with a lightweight showcase set to land at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier. The event airs live on Saturday, September 7th at a special time of 2 pm ET/11 am PT on Pay-Per-View on ESPN+.
A main event unification clash between Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov and American Top Team product Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier for the lightweight championship will take top honors, while top ten contenders Edson ‘Junior’ Barboza and Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder will take co-main event status.
In anticipation of UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier taking place this Saturday at The Arena in Abu Dhabi, above you can find the video intro to the Pay-Per-View featuring athletes in the co-main and main event as top-ranked lightweight strikers Edson Barboza and Paul Felder look to replicate their 2015 Fight of the Night bout and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier battle to unify the belts.
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier Fight Card:
The Arena | Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
(Pay-per-view, 2 p.m. ET)
- To unify the lightweight titles: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
- Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
- Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
- Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Preliminary Card #2
(FX, 12 p.m. ET)
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
- Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
- Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
- Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
Preliminary Card #1
(ESPN+, 10:15 a.m. ET)
- Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
- Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
- Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam
- Lerone Murphy vs. Zubaira Tukhugov