Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up to stage UFC 242 live from inside The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the headlining act, Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and interim title holder, Dustin Poirier, will collide in a much-anticipated title unification match.
Poirier won the interim title earlier this year by outclassing Featherweight king, Max Holloway, in a thrilling five-round bout at UFC 236. A win for “The Diamond” will put him at the top of the 155-pound ladder, and handing “The Eagle” his first-ever loss will be a huge notch on his belt.
As for Khabib, this will be his first fight since choking out Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last October. “The Eagle” was suspended for nine month after he was involved in an ugly post-fight brawl with the “Notorious” camp that spilled over into the stands. Now, Khabib will look to add on to his undefeated record (27-0, 11-0 UFC) by handing Dustin his first loss in three years.
Before then, get a look at all of the behind-the-scenes action to see how each fighter gets through the ever-eventful fight week leading up to the fight thanks to “Embedded.” From the official YouTube description.
On Episode 1 of UFC 242 Embedded, interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier gets a hero’s welcome and a billionaire’s ride when he lands in Abu Dhabi. Co-main event stars Edson Barboza and Paul Felder arrive, excited for their upcoming rematch. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov trains, surrounded by an expanded team that includes his father and lifelong coach.
In the co-main event, Paul Felder and Edson Barboza will collide in a rematch four years in the making, as “Junior” looks to go up 2-0 on “The Irish Dragon.” Furthermore, Curtis Blaydes will face Shamil Abdurakhimov in Heavyweight action.
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