This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:27

UAE: Khabib and Poirier face off in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC 242 showdown

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
September 05, 2019 at 12:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against his upcoming opponent Dustin Poirier at the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The duo, who are both undefeated, will be the main card at UFC 242 which will be held in the Emirate this weekend.

“This is champion versus champion, the two best in the world, 25 minutes to see who is the best. That's exciting,” Poirier told media gathered at the hotel.

The fight will seek to unify the lightweight division as both Khabib and Poirier currently hold belts.

Other stars who took part in the face-offs included Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood and Russia’s Mairbek Taisumnov who will both be fighting on the undercard this Saturday.

02:27
Restrictions

no access social media

No Account? Sign up!
Description

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced off against his upcoming opponent Dustin Poirier at the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

The duo, who are both undefeated, will be the main card at UFC 242 which will be held in the Emirate this weekend.

“This is champion versus champion, the two best in the world, 25 minutes to see who is the best. That's exciting,” Poirier told media gathered at the hotel.

The fight will seek to unify the lightweight division as both Khabib and Poirier currently hold belts.

Other stars who took part in the face-offs included Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood and Russia’s Mairbek Taisumnov who will both be fighting on the undercard this Saturday.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
03:09
'Iron hand' - Chinese man makes own artificial limbs after losing arms in accident
January 20 at 14:05 GMT +00:00
01:06
Iran: Iranian, Venezuelan foreign ministers hold bilateral talks in Tehran
January 20 at 13:22 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:14
Australia: Massive dust storm sweeps across New South Wales
January 20 at 12:38 GMT +00:00
02:02
Switzerland: Davos beefs up security ahead of World Economic Forum
January 20 at 12:30 GMT +00:00
01:19
Spain: Ex-Catalan police chief arrives in court for trial over rebellion charges
January 20 at 12:27 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:05
Germany: Macron meets LNA's Khalifa Haftar on sidelines of Berlin conference
January 20 at 12:20 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:49
Russia: Putin briefs Security Council on Libya peace conference results
January 20 at 12:16 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:18
UK: Boris Johnson promises stricter immigration changes
January 20 at 12:10 GMT +00:00
00:54
Iran: Asian Football Confederation to review ban on Iran hosting intl. matches
January 20 at 11:32 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:33
Australia: Adorable baby koala driven to safety from tragic inferno
January 20 at 10:14 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:47
Australia: Somersby Zoo flooded after torrential rainfall hits NSW
January 20 at 09:55 GMT +00:00
02:11
Argentina: Evo Morales announces candidates for Bolivian elections
January 20 at 09:43 GMT +00:00
All latest videos