Main Card starts at 2 p.m. ET and features Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier and Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder – Prelims will be available live on ESPN+, FX and ESPN Deportes- Pre- and Post Show on ESPN+
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UFC 242: KHABIB vs. POIRIER streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV this Saturday, September 7, at 2 p.m. ET from The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The main event features a UFC championship clash, when world lightweight titleholder and No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0-0) takes on interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier (25-5-0, 1 NC) in a lightweight title unification bout. UFC 242 will also feature a co-main lightweight rematch between top-10 contenders #7 Edson Barboza (20-7-0) and #10 Paul Felder (16-4-0).
UFC 242: KHABIB vs. POIRIER will begin with early prelims on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. ET on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. Live action continues at 12 p.m. ET with prelims coverage on ESPN+, FX and ESPN Deportes. To purchase, visit ESPN.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices
Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to the Octagon in his first fight since his epic victory over former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October of last year. He will attempt to unify the division belts and establish himself as one of the greatest lightweights in UFC history. Poirier is coming off his own signature victory over reigning featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 236 earlier this year.
In the co-main event, Paul Felder, who is coming off a win over James Vick in February, will look to avenge his first career loss delivered at the hands of Edson Barboza in 2015. Barboza is coming off a Fight of the Night battle with Justin Gaethje.
UFC 242: KHABIB vs. POIRIER Original Content:
Detail: Daniel Cormier breaking down how Khabib Nurmagomedov set up the knockdown of Conor McGregor
Marc Raimondi on the significance of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Papakha, a traditional headdress worn by men in Khabib’s homeland in Dagestan going back generations.
– Brett Okamoto on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s quest to create a legacy in the lightweight division
– UFC 242 betting guide for ESPN+ users
– MMA Fightcenter: live statistics and fighter profile cards
– UFC on ESPN full scheduleSocial: @ESPNMMA Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Programming (All times ET)
Fri., 9/6 10 a.m. UFC 242 Weigh-In: Khabib vs. Poirier
ESPN2 (Live and Replay)
Fri., 9/6 2 p.m. UFC 242 Pre-Show: Khabib vs. Poirier ESPN+ (Live and Replay)
Main Card, Prelims and Early Prelims (Saturday, Sept 7, All times ET):
2:00 PM Main (C) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. (IC) Dustin Poirier ESPN+, English and Spanish
Co-Main #7 Edson Barboza vs. #10 Paul Felder
Undercard #15 Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Undercard #4 Curtis Blaydes vs. #9 Shamil Abdurakhimov
Undercard Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira
#5 Joanne Calderwood vs. #6 Andrea Lee ESPN+, FX, ESPN Deportes
Undercard Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Undercard Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Undercard Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
Feature Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato ESPN+, English and Spanish
Undercard Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Undercard Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Undercard Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam