The 2019 UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier Games will be broadcast in more ways than ever before, giving fans the opportunity to watch the biggest Fight competition “live and in more languages than ever before,”UFC announced.UFC wants the global competition to be celebrated around the world and for the broadcast initiative to be as diverse as the sport’s community.
- UFC 242 Schedule
- UFC 242 Khabib vs Poirier
- Date: Saturday, September 07
- Time: 10:00 AM ET for Early Prelims, 12 pm ET for Prelims, and 2 pm ET
- TV: Prelims on ESPN
- Live Stream: Early Prelims and Main Card on ESPN+
On Saturday in The Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the UFC will put on one of its biggest pay-per-view shows of the year. UFC 242 features the return of one of the promotion’s biggest stars and a heavyweight title bout.
Main Card (2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier*
- Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder
- Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos
- Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov
- Mairbek Taisumov vs Carlos Diego Ferreira
Prelims (12 p.m. ET on ESPN)
- Joanne Calderwood vs Andrea Lee
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lerone Murphy
- Liana Jojua vs Sarah Moras
- Teemu Packalen vs Ottman Azaitar
Early Prelims (10:15 a.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)
- Belal Muhammad vs Takashi Sato
- Nordine Taleb vs Muslim Salikhov
- Omari Akhmedov vs Zak Cummings
- Don Madge vs Fares Ziam
There is little drop-off in fan interest on the UFC 242 main card. Nate Diaz is returning to the Octagon for the first time since losing to Conor McGregor in 2016, as he squares off in a welterweight bout with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is making a run at the 170-pound belt. The card also features a pivotal light heavyweight bout between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa, who are trying to earn a shot at the winner of the middleweight unification bout between champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Israel Adesanya.
THE 2019 UFC 242 GAMES
Undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, returns to the Octagon to face interim Lightweight Champion, Dustin Poirier in UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It’s Khabib’s first fight since defeating Conor McGregor in UFC 229. Poirier won the right to “unify” the Lightweight title against Khabib by defeating Max Holloway at UFC 236.
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