The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi for the first time since 2014 for UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier in Abu Dhabi on 7 September. It now looks like the event has it’s final line up locked and loaded.
Fresh from a submission win over Conor McGregor, the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his 27-0 record on the line against interim champion Dustin Poirier, whose recent winning streak includes victories over Max Holloway, Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Anthony Pettis.
Nurmagomedov will be returning from a nine-month suspension for his involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight melee between his team and McGregor’s team.
UFC 242 includes:
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva
Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Magomed Mustafaev vs. Don Madge
Puna Soriano vs. Adam Yandiev