Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014, delivering the possible highest pay-per-view event of 2019! The UFC 242 will take place on September 7, 2019, at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Join us as we are bringing you the live UFC Results from the purposely built Stadium, set for the main event fireworks between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
The main event will see the return of the UFC Lightweight Champion and one of the most dominant fighters in the history of the sport, Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0). “The Eagle” will putt his title on the line against one of the all-time greats and an Interim Lightweight Champion, Dustin Poirier (25-5-0-1). The differences in their fighting styles will certainly give us an exciting fight, and maybe the biggest upset in the history of the Lightweight Division.
Check out the live play-by-play action below:
Rd 1 – Poirier opens with the leg kick early. Nurmagomedov stays patient. Both fighters are patient and feeling each-other out. Big inside leg kick lands for Poirier! Nurmagomedov explodes with the punches and shoots for a single. Poirier is defending well. Nurmagomedov readjusts and drags Poirier to the mat. Poirier scrambles and gives his back! He goes for a neck crank! Poirier escapes as Nurmagomedov keeps the pressure. He is landing hard right hands and shoots for a neck crank once again! Poirier is in trouble! He escapes once again and manages to stand. Big knee lands for Poirier! However, Nurmagomedov drags him down once again. He is all over Poirier, shining with his incredible wrestling. Big elbows are landing for Nurmagomedov as the round ends!
Rd 2 – Nurmagomedov establishes the pressure. He starts opening up with the punches! Poirier counters with the big right hand and lands! Nurmagomedov is hurt! He fires back and lands! Poirier is all over him with the punches! Another one lands for Poirier! Nurmagomedov seems to be ok and he gets another takedown! Poirier scrambles but Nurmagomedov is putting all of his weight on him! Poirier is looking desperate! Nurmagomedov is landing nice short punches. Poirier finds his way up but is still stuck against the fence. Nurmagomedov gets another takedown. However, Poirier scrambles his way up once again. Poirier is using a lot of energy.
Rd 3 – Poirier opens with the leg kick. Khabib returns. Nurmagomedov dives for another takedown but ends up in the guillotine choke! Nurmagomedov tries to defend! He escapes and takes the back of Poirier! Now he shoots for the guillotine choke but doesn’t have it. He readjusts and sinks in the rear-naked choke!!! Poirier taps out!!!