Poirier vs Khabib : UFC 242 Live Full Fight is an upcoming mixed martial arts pay-per-view event 2019 produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on September 7, 2019 at The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. UFC 242 forms part of Abu Dhabi Showdown.
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he takes on interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7
It will be Nurmagomedov’s first fight since his victory over heated rival Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October 2018, a bout which saw Nurmagomedov suspended nine months for the post-fight brawls that occurred in the immediate aftermath. Meanwhile, this will be Poirier’s first fight since his interim title win in April at UFC 236, where he bested UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway in a classic contest that saw “The Diamond” snap a 13-fight win streak Holloway came into the fight with.
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The UFC 242 co-main event will feature two other noted lightweight names, as Edson Barboza and Paul Felder rematch as they jockey for position among the UFC’s 155-pound contenders. The rest of the main card features lightweight fights, as well as heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Shamil Abdurakhimov in action.The preliminary bouts of UFC 242 will feature Joanne Calderwood, Belal Muhammad, Zak Cummings and more.
Azaitar has been on a tear of late, winning his last three fights in knockout fashion, with his last finish coming against Danijel Kokora at Brave 14 Morocco. Azaitar currently has nine finishes on his record.The aggressive, coming forward with his hands up style has earned Azaitar the nickname “The Bulldozer” in regards to the way he is able to walk down his opponents and overwhelm them.
Teemu, who welcomes Azaitar to the UFC, debuted back in 2015 as a last-minute replacement for an injured Jake Matthews at UFC Glasgow. After starting out well, racking up a 7-0 record, Teemu has lost two of his last three in the UFC and currently owns a professional record of 8-2. The eight wins consist of 2 knockouts and 6 submissions.