This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:37

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.

02:37
Restrictions

no access social media

No Account? Sign up!
Description

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.

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