UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier – Video Preview & Breakdown

UFC 242 takes place on Saturday, August 7 with a highly-anticipated title unification bout in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his return to action in nearly a year to take on interim titleholder Dustin Poirier.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated pay-per-view event, UFC commentators John Gooden and Dan Hardy took the time to provide a tactical analysis of the contest with the tale of the tape and by taking an in-depth look at the highlights and careers of both fighters.

You can check out the full breakdown from UFC 242: Inside the Octagon below.


UFC 242: Inside the Octagon– Full Episode

n this episode John Gooden and Dan Hardy preview the big title unification bout at UFC 242, where the defending UFC lightweight Champion, Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, battles the Interim Champ, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Considered one of the greatest grapplers in MMA, Khabib has been dominant amassing an incredible resume 27 and 0 record and returns to the octagon in no mood to tarnish his perfect record. In Poirier however, the Russian faces a man whose willingness to go toe to toe with any opponent, has made him one of the most exciting fighters in the octagon. Will the ‘The Diamond’ shine bright, or will the Eagle continue to soar?


UFC 242: Fight Time & Viewing Details

Event: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Venue: The Arena
Main Card Card Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, FX, ESPN+


UFC 242 Fight Card

Main Card (2:00 PM ET, PPV)

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  • Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Preliminary Card (12:00 PM ET, FX)

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
  • Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
  • Teemu Packalen vs. Ottman Azaitar

Preliminary Card (10:15 AM ET, Fight Pass/ESPN+)

  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam
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