UFC 242

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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateSeptember 7, 2019 (2019-09-07)
Venuedu Arena
CityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Event chronology
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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place on September 7, 2019 at du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1][2]


The event will mark the promotion's third visit to Abu Dhabi, and first since UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Nelson in April of 2014.[3]

A UFC Lightweight Championship title unification bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier has been slated to serve as the event's headliner.[4]

Fight card[edit]

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Dustin Poirier [a]
Lightweight Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Bantamweight Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Gustavo Aparecido Da Silva
Lightweight Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén
Women's Flyweight Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Women's Bantamweight Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Welterweight Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Welterweight Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2019-04-30). "UFC 242 set for Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7; Promotion to hold cards in city for next 5 years". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ Harkness, Ryan (2019-05-12). "UFC reveals event schedule for remainder of 2019". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  3. ^ Guilherme Cruz (April 19, 2019). "UFC sets dates for upcoming events in Montevideo, Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo". mmafighting.com. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ Cole Shelton. "Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier Lightweight Title bout official for UFC 242". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  5. ^ "UFC 242 | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  6. ^ Farah Hannoun (2019-06-27). "Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings added to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  7. ^ Staff (2019-06-28). "Magomed Mustafaev meets Don Madge during UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi". mmadnanl.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-06-28.
  8. ^ Mike Bohn (2019-07-04). "Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder rematch in the works for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2019-07-04.