After taking nearly a year off due to a riot induced vacation, Khabib Nurmagomedov — UFC’s new resident anti-hero — returns to the Octagon today (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) looking to add Dustin Poirier to his ever-expanding hit list in UFC 242’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event.
While most who enjoy watching mixed martial arts (MMA) are annoyed and confused that UFC 242 is coming to you from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is essentially starting when most fight fans are getting home from the bar (10 a.m. ET), we here at MMAmania.com are excited that the card starts and ends with us having enough time to go to bed at a decent hour.
Aside from Khabib and Poirier looking to unify the lightweight title — and “The Eagle” possibly squaring off with various MMA media members after the show — this card is one of the lighter PPV cards of 2019, with Paul Felder and Edson Barboza acting as the co-main event. I’m not saying this fight won’t be fun, or that this card doesn’t have the potential to surprise us and be the sleeper card of the year, but Dana White may be trying to test and see how much of a draw Khabib is by putting him on a weaker card in his third PPV main event.
Anyway ... want to know what’s going on during UFC 242 main card without parting with that pesky thing called money? Need that for bills, food and your Faberge egg habit? Don’t worry your pretty little noggins, as we’ve done the hard part for you, as we’ve paid for this event, so Harry Terjanian and I can bring you every punch, kick, submission, and possible dance breaks with our live commentary beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
Two dudes, one couch!
Here’s what’s in store tonight with UFC 242’s PPV main card:
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
Remember, too, that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 242 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass online stream at 10 a.m. ET and then the FX-televised “Prelims” undercard at 12 p.m. ET before the ESPN+ PPV main card start time at 2 p.m. ET RIGHT HERE.