UFC 242 is officially in the books and the promotion has a new unified lightweight champion, thanks to a third-round submission win from Khabib Nurmagomedov in the pay-per-view (PPV) main event last Sat. (Sept. 7, 2019) inside The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Dustin Poirier goes home strapless but can now enter the “Bad Motherfucker” division, currently populated by welterweight warriors Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, who collide in the UFC 244 headliner next month in New York City.
There wasn’t a lot to talk about outside of the UFC 244 main event. Paul Felder avenged his loss to Edson Barboza in a slam-bang brouhaha that could have gone either way (and produced the wackiest scorecard of the night).
In addition, Diego Ferreira continued his improbable run by disposing of Mairbek Taisumov.
With UFC 242 followed by Bellator 226, it’s understandable if you missed some of the top headlines from Abu Dhabi. But no worries, we have them listed below in a convenient link wrap-up that covers most, if not all of the major talking points.
UFC 242 Highlights:
UFC 242 Post-Fight:
Post-fight press conference video
Bonuses and awards
Main event scorecard
Dana White reacts to main event
Paul Felder gets his revenge
Conor McGregor demand “Eagle” rematch in Moscow
Biggest winners, losers
UFC 242: The Morning After
Complete UFC 242 event wrap-up
Next matches to make
Dustin Poirier contemplates retirement
Khabib Nurmagomedov calling for Georges St-Pierre fight
Justin Gaethje blows a gasket over ‘Notorious’ rumors
Dustin Poirier lambastes Colby Covington for selling out
Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be ranked No. 1 pound-for-pound
Other Notable Stories From Last Weekend:
Bellator 226 results and GIFs
Rampage Jackson brawls with Ryan Bader after Bellator 226
Nate Diaz passed his UFC 241 drug tests
Henry Cejudo is at it again...
BJ Penn has been relieved of his duties
UFC Tampa has an official poster
That should just about cover it.
UFC will come storming back this Sat. night (Sept. 14, 2019) for UFC Fight Night 158: “Cowboy vs. Gaethje,” which takes place inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, live on ESPN+ (more on that fight card here).
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