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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.

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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.

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