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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier

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04.29.2019 | 1:06 AM ET

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UFC 242
  • Saturday 09.07.2019 at 02:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: FX
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: du Arena
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Interviews: Jon Anik | Backstage: Megan Olivi
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 222,000 avg. viewers (FX prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 13
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Bout   Info
Khabib Nurmagomedov   defeats   Dustin Poirier   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:06 Round 3 of 5, 12:06 Total Bout Page
Paul Felder   defeats   Edson Barboza   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Islam Makhachev   defeats   Davi Ramos   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Curtis Blaydes   defeats   Shamil Abdurakhimov   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:22 Round 2 of 3, 7:22 Total Bout Page
Diego Ferreira   defeats   Mairbek Taisumov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Joanne Wood   defeats   Andrea Lee   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Zubaira Tukhugov   vs.   Lerone Murphy   Ends in a Draw, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Sarah Moras   defeats   Liana Jojua   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:26 Round 3 of 3, 12:26 Total Bout Page
Ottman Azaitar   defeats   Teemu Packalén   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right   3:33 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Belal Muhammad   defeats   Takashi Sato   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:55 Round 3 of 3, 11:55 Total Bout Page
Muslim Salikhov   defeats   Nordine Taleb   via KO/TKO, Overhand Right   4:26 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Omari Akhmedov   defeats   Zak Cummings   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Don Madge   defeats   Fares Ziam   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

Responses

2019.05.13 1:20 PM ET

bout announced

Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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05.14.2019 | 11:51 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 4 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 1154th

2019.05.15 10:57 AM ET

event start time updated

From Saturday, September 7 at 10:00pm ET to Saturday, September 7 at 2:00pm ET
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05.16.2019 | 1:38 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Who would you guys like to see them sign for this card? 

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05.16.2019 | 2:56 PM ET

wow

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1441st

i cant believe it

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05.17.2019 | 1:13 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Is that poster insinuating khabib vs poirer. Even though  poirer made me a believer in that Holloway beat down.
I still think it's Tony vs khabib all day long. Anything else is silly.
2019.05.21 11:38 PM ET

bout announced

Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Silva at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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05.27.2019 | 12:17 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1459th

Johnson vs Tukhugov rumored
2019.05.28 4:21 PM ET

bout announced

Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
2019.06.02 7:46 PM ET

bout announced

Teemu Packalén vs. Ottman Azaitar at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2019.06.04 2:40 PM ET

bout announced

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2019.06.04 4:01 PM ET

bout announced

Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2019.06.07 10:06 AM ET

bout announced

Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2019.06.07 10:07 AM ET

bout announced

Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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06.08.2019 | 12:27 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 390 Points   |   Tied for 1871st

Damn!  They're trying to upstage 238 and they might have done it. 

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06.08.2019 | 1:08 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

Khabib poirer....... Damn!
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06.15.2019 | 4:06 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1626th

Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier
Khabib Nurmagomedov, DEC
Khabib will get completely outclassed on the feet, but he will take Poirier down and soften him up with elbows. By the third, Dustin will gas. Khabib will then maul him until he gets a 50-43 UD

Blaydes vs. Abdurakhimov
Curtis Blaydes, SUB, R3
Blaydes will lay on Shamil and RNC him in the final round.

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2019.06.18 9:50 AM ET

bout announced

Sarah Moras vs. Liana Jojua at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
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06.19.2019 | 9:59 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 0 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1441st

Moras vs. Jojua
Liana Jojua
they should not finish each other, they should only finish their husbands

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2019.06.27 10:27 AM ET

bout announced

Zak Cummings vs. Omari Akhmedov at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
2019.06.28 9:52 AM ET

bout announced

Don Madge vs. Magomed Mustafaev at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
2019.07.03 4:32 PM ET

bout announced

Joanne Wood vs. Andrea Lee at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2019.07.04 11:28 AM ET

bout announced

Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Damir Ismagulov at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2019.07.04 12:00 PM ET

bout status update

Tukhugov vs. Ismagulov Changed from Confirmed to Fizzled
2019.07.05 12:14 AM ET

bout announced

Paul Felder vs. Edson Barboza II at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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07.18.2019 | 8:07 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 11 Winners, 1 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 1626th

Felder vs. Barboza II
Edson Barboza, TKO, R3
Barboza will run around and throw wild kicks while also being patient through the fight, he will finally throw a crazy spinning kick in the final round and tee off.

Madge vs. Mustafaev
Magomed Mustafaev, TKO, R1
Spinning kick crazy knockout

Calderwood vs. Lee
Andrea Lee, DEC
Jab heavy boring decision for Andrea.

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2019.08.01 7:54 PM ET

bout announced

Adam Yandiev vs. Punahele Soriano at 185 lbs (83.9 kg)
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08.14.2019 | 7:46 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 560 Points   |   Tied for 525th

dustin beats up a feather weight to earn the title shot. ok, whatever. people who think dustin's striking is so much better than khabibs are prolly the same people who thought the same thing about conor. kahbibs striking is way better than he gets credit for.   

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08.14.2019 | 8:00 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

@philip I gotta disagree khabib has basic stand up at best.
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08.14.2019 | 9:00 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 560 Points   |   Tied for 525th

when you add in the constant threat of the take down as part of the striking, which it is, that makes his striking very good. ask conor.

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08.14.2019 | 10:37 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

That's what's known as the gsp style he even does the leg triangle leg trap to keep guys down just like gsp use too. 
2019.08.18 5:20 PM ET

bout status update

Madge vs. Mustafaev Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2019.08.18 5:46 PM ET

bout announced

Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
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08.18.2019 | 7:24 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 2065th

Poirier is 100% a better striker than Khabib. He has some of the best boxing in all of MMA.
Ask Conor??? Who gives a **** about Conor??? The more time passes the more it becomes clear that he has turned into a joke so beating an deluded addict whiskey salesman isn't that much of an achievement! Even them Khabib hugged his crotch all night and he never dropped him! 
I hope Dustin KTFO's Khabib because his fans are becoming worse than McGregors!  I'll only be sad that it isn't Ferguson who gets to end him!

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08.18.2019 | 7:39 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 560 Points   |   Tied for 525th

its mma and of course anyone can win on any given night. but i just dont see dustin beating khabib. the point i was making is that lots of people were saying conor was going to light khabib up on the feet and that didnt happen. i agree that conor is nothing now but a cokehead whiskey drunk and imo never wins another ufc fight. imo kahbib will maul dustin just like he has everyone else. dustin doesnt have one punch ko power and if khabib gets in trouble standing he'll just take him down.

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08.18.2019 | 7:40 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 560 Points   |   Tied for 525th

and for the record i'll say that i think tony has the best chance to beat khabib because of his guard game.

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08.18.2019 | 7:47 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 2065th

That reply was quick mate!!!
I was just being a ******** on purpose, kinda!!  
I do think Poirier can KO Khabib but yeah the wrestling is a massive factor.  
I will be rooting for Poirier tho

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08.18.2019 | 7:50 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 13 Winners, 2 Perfect, 560 Points   |   Tied for 525th

i just happened to check in at the right time, lol. gonna be a good fight no matter who wins

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08.18.2019 | 10:14 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 13 Winners, 3 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 872nd

@philip I believe the thank you for the Ferguson guard game goes to Eddie bravo


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