• Keith Walsh

UFC 242 Preview

Rise and shine we've got some early morning/afternoon UFC action on Saturday. UFC 242 comes to you from Abu Dhabi.The Lightweight Championship is on the line in the main event as we have the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov. In what will be his first fight since last October when he beat Conor McGregor to win the Lightweight Championship Khabib goes up against Dustin Poirier who beat Max Holloway back in April to become the interim champion.

Most people remember Khabib's last fight due to the post fight shenanigans where he jumped out of the Octagon and attacked members of Conor McGregor's team. He received fines, and a suspension for it and on Saturday makes he return trying to remain undefeated. Dustin Poirier has been on a tear since 2016 after he lost to Michael Johnson back at UFC Fight Night 94. In that time he has won every fight except for a no contest back at UFC 211 with Eddie Alvarez. He comes in as the underdog looking to shock the world and end the undefeated streak of one of the best in the world.

Here's a look at how the card looks as of now barring everyone making weight and avoiding any injuries in the next couple of days...

Early Prelims-10:15am-UFC Fight Pass

Welterweight Bout: Belal Muhammad(15-3-0) vs Takashi Sato(15-2-0)

Welterweight Bout: Omari Akhmedov(18-4-1) vs Zak Cummings(23-6-0)

Lightweight Bout: Don Madge(8-3-1) vs Fares Ziam(10-2-0)

Prelims- 12:00pm-FX

Women Flyweight Bout: Joanne Calderwood(13-4-0) vs Andrea Lee(11-2-0)

Featherweight Bout: Zubaira Tukhugov(18-4-0) vs Lerone Murphy(5-0-0)

Women's Bantamweight Bout: Liana Jojua(7-2-0) vs Sarah Moras(5-5-0)

Lightweight Bout: Ottman Azaitar(11-0-0) vs Teemu Packalen(8-2-0)

Main Card-2:00pm-PPV/ESPN+

Lightweight Championship Bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov(27-0-0) vs Dustin Poirier(25-5-0)

Lightweight Bout: Edson Barbosa(20-7-0) vs Paul Felder(16-4-0)

Lightweight Bout: Islam Makhachev(17-1-0) vs Davi Ramos(10-2-0)

Heavyweight Bout: Curtis Blaydes(11-2-0,1NC) vs Shamil Abdurakhimov(20-4-0)

Lightweight Bout: Mairbek Taisumov(27-5-0) vs Carlos Diego Ferreira(15-2-0)

Should be an entertaining day of fights being topped off with what will be a great main event. Best part is you can watch all the action and still have all of your Saturday night to do whatever due to the early start time. Make sure you tune in and catch all the action starting on Saturday morning!


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