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

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
September 06, 2019 at 18:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his forthcoming opponent Dustin Poirier weighed in at the Yas arena in Abu Dhabi on Friday ahead of their Ultimate Fighting Championship 242 showdown.

Both fighters made the 70 kilo (155lb) upper weight limit to classify for the lightweight competition along with several other UFC fighters.

The duo, who are both undefeated, will be the main card at the UFC 242 fight which will be held in the Yas Island Arena on Saturday.

"Thank you very much to all who came here from Russia, from CIS countries, all of my supporters, I want to tell you thank you. For many years we have wanted to be here and now we are here, and god willing I'll achieve victory for all tomorrow," Nurmagomedov said at the weigh in.

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

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his forthcoming opponent Dustin Poirier weighed in at the Yas arena in Abu Dhabi on Friday ahead of their Ultimate Fighting Championship 242 showdown.

Both fighters made the 70 kilo (155lb) upper weight limit to classify for the lightweight competition along with several other UFC fighters.

The duo, who are both undefeated, will be the main card at the UFC 242 fight which will be held in the Yas Island Arena on Saturday.

"Thank you very much to all who came here from Russia, from CIS countries, all of my supporters, I want to tell you thank you. For many years we have wanted to be here and now we are here, and god willing I'll achieve victory for all tomorrow," Nurmagomedov said at the weigh in.

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

W/S Yas Island Arena stage, Abu Dhabi

C/U Banner reading: "UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier"

M/S Teemu Packalen posing on scale

C/U Person filming on phone

W/S Yas Island arena stage

M/S Liana Jojua on scale

M/S Showgirl on stage

W/S Yas Island arena stage

M/S Joanie Calderwood on scale

W/S Audience

M/S Davi Ramos on scale

M/S Audience

M/S Islam Makhachev on scale

C/U UFC 242 Banner

W/S Dustin Poirier going on stage

W/S Poirier on stage

W/S Poirier on scale

C/U UFC 242 banner

W/S Khabib Nurmagomedov going on stage and removing Papakha

M/S Nurmagomedov on scale *NO CUTAWAY AT SOURCE*

M/S Nurmagomedov and Poirier face off

W/S Nurmagomedov and Poirier on stage

W/S Nurmagomedov on stage

SOT, Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC Fighter (Russian): "Thank you very much to all who came here from Russia, from CIS countries, all of my supporters, I want to tell you thank you. For many years we have wanted to be here and now we are here, and god willing I'll achieve victory for all tomorrow. Thank you."

W/S Yas Island Arena

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