We are a little over one week away from the highly-anticipated title fight between Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomeodv, and interim champion, Dustin Poirier, set to go down at UFC 242 on Sept. 7 in a title unification match.
Khabib (27-0) looks for consecutive win number 28, twelve overall inside the Octagon, by taking out one of the most-improved fighters over the course of the last few years. It will be “The Eagle’s” first fight since choking out Conor McGregor last October. For Khabib, taking out and ending Poirier’s run will further solidify his status as the best Lightweight on the planet.
Poirier, meanwhile, has won four straight, most recently taking out Featherweight champion, Max Holloway at UFC 236 to win the interim 155-pound strap and a shot at Nurmagomedov.
Poirier has shown he isn’t afraid of the spotlight or big-time fights, and is looking to hand Khabib his first professional loss as an MMA fighter. Should he accomplish that feat, “The Diamond” will be able to write his own ticket and potentially call for a rematch against Conor McGregor.
Ahead of the world title fight, UFC has released another dazzling promo video which highlights each combatant’s biggest wins and paths to the top, which lead to their upcoming collision.
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