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Khabib vs Poirier full fight video preview for UFC 242 main event

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will attempt to unify the division straps when he collides with interim titleholder, Dustin Poirier, in the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) main event later today (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Nurmagomedov (27-0) has not competed since his submission win over longtime rival, Conor McGregor, at UFC 229 last October in Las Vegas. Aside from his disciplinary suspension handed down by “Sin City” regulators — thanks to this — “The Eagle” took the summer off for Ramadan.

As for Poirier (25-5, 1 NC), he’s been one of the more active fighters at 155 pounds, going six straight fights without a defeat and securing the substitute strap with a commanding performance against current featherweight champion, Max Holloway, in the UFC 236 headliner back in April.

Check out their UFC 242 main event video preview embedded above. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 242 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX Network at 12 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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