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Russia vs USA: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier fight at ‘UFC 242’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White, Dustin Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White, Dustin Poirier

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 242”
  • Venue: The Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: September 7, 2019

Countries represented

Fighters

Brazil

  1. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  2. Davi “The Tasmanian Devil” Ramos
  3. Edson “Junior” Barboza

Canada

  1. Nordine Taleb

England

  1. Lerone “The Miracle” Murphy

Finland

  1. Teemu Packalen

France

  1. Fares “Smile Killer” Ziam

Georgia

  1. Liana “Mgeli” Jojua

Germany

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Japan

  1. Takashi Sato

Morocco

  1. Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar

Russia

  1. Omari “Wolverine” Akhmedov
  2. Muslim “King of Kung Fu” Salikhov
  3. Zubaira “Warrior” Tukhugov
  4. Mairbek “Beckan” Taisumov
  5. Shamil “Abrek” Abdurakhimov
  6. Islam Makhachev
  7. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
 

Scotland

  1. Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood

South Africa

  1. Don “Magic Man” Madge

United States

  1. Zak Cummings
  2. Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad
  3. Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras
  4. Andrea “KGB” Lee
  5. Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
  6. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder
  7. Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier


Bout #: 13 of 13 (Main Event)
 

Blue Corner

  • Name: Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
  • Gym: American Top Team, Coconut Creek
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 25 wins, 5 losses, 0 draw, 1 No Contest
  • UFC record before fight night: 17 wins, 4 losses
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Josh Grispi, Jason Young, Pablo Garza, Max Holloway (2x), Jonathan Brookins, Erik Koch, Diego Brandao, Akira Corassani, Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros, Joe Duffy, Bobby Green, Jim Miller, Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, Eddie Alvarez

Red Corner

  • Name: Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov
  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
  • Gym: Eagles MMA, Dagestan/  American Kickboxing Academy, San Jose, California, USA
  • Professional MMA record before fight night: 27 wins, 0 loss
  • UFC record before fight night: 11 wins, 0 loss
  • Opponents defeated in the UFC before fight night: Kamal Shalorus, Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo, Pat Healy, Rafael dos Anjos, Darrell Horcher, Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, Al Iaquinta, Conor McGregor

Result

  • Division: UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Referee: Marc Goddard
  • Winner: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV
  • Method: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • Time and Round: 2:06 of Round 3

“UFC Fight Night 157” was the third UFC event to take place in Abu Dhabi. Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

Watch the full post-fight press conference here:

 

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