Khabib Nurmagomedov is all set to face off against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. They will fight in the main event of the show where the winner will become the unified world lightweight champion. Khabib was the champion but he was suspended following post-match brawl with Conor McGregor. Poirier was then crowned the interim champion, but now that Khabib is back – the two are facing off at UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier to unify the championship.

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Let us take a closer look at this match and see what to expect.

Khabib vs Poirier: What to Expect?

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a beast. We established that in his last match against Conor McGregor where he defeated the Irishman and extended his undefeated winning streak to 27-0. Khabib now faces Dustin Poirier, who stands in at 25-5.

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Poirier’s recent run has been quite impressive, as he defeated the likes of Alvarez, Holloway, Pettis, and Gaethje leading up to his fight with Khabib.  This should alert Khabib and he must make sure he prepares extra-hard to defeat this man who has had such a run in the recent past. Khabib, on the other hand, is returning to the ring for the first time since October last year.

Who Will Win This Match at UFC 242?

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While the odds currently support Khabib Nurmagomedov to win this match, there’s a chance that Poirier might end up becoming the surprise winner. And it won’t even be an ‘upset’ win because we’ve known Poirier to be an excellent fighter. Nonetheless, UFC 242 with Khabib vs Poirier is all set to be an exciting event!