UFC Lightweight Championship United Front of Khabib Nurmagomedov VS Dustin Poirier has finally been finalized. The highly anticipated confrontation will take place in UFC 242, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on September 7, HongKong time.
Kabib-Numangomodov currently maintains a perfect record of 27 wins, including 8 KOs and 9 surrenders. Since signing UFC in 2012, Falcon has defeated 11 rivals in the octagonal cage, including Rafael DOS Anjos, Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza. In April last year, Kabib unanimously decided to defeat Al Iaquinta in UFC 223 and become the new lightweight champion. Then in October UFC 229 and Conor McGregor’s century war, Kabib succeeded in defeating the Irish in the fourth round and became one of the most valuable MMA players in the world.
Dustin Puvalier is 25-5-1 with no result, 12 KOs and 7 surrenders. Since returning to the lightweight class in 2015, Puvalier has been singing all the way. Apart from being beaten by Jackson KO once, he has won five consecutive victories. TKO has ended Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez. And many other champions. In April of this year, in UFC 236, Puvalier and Max Holloway, the current feather champion, played a very good match and eventually won by a unanimous decision, becoming a 155-pound provisional champion, and naturally qualified for a united Title war with Kabib.
UFC242 will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on September 7, HongKong time.