Just In Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier title unifier booked for UFC 242 MMA Life

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It’s a done deal: UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Dustin Poirier will unify the titles in the UFC 242 main event, the promotion announced Tuesday.

UFC 242 takes place Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

More to come.

With the main event now official, the UFC 242 lineup currently includes:

  • Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim champ Dustin Poirier – to unify lightweight title
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen

For more on UFC 242, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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