Khabib’s Return: UFC 242 Odds, Fight Card, and More

UFC 242

This Saturday Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend perfect record (27-0) and defend his lightweight belt when he fights Dustin Poirier in a pay-per-view event produced by the UFC. This will be the first fight for Khabib since he knocked out Conor McGregor in UFC 229. Khabib has addressed some of the rumors surrounding the fight but has said that he is only focusing on the fight that is scheduled for this weekend.

Dustin Poirier is a hard-nosed fighter who has been around for 36 MMA fights. His professional record is 31-5-1. At the beginning of the year, many people would not have picked Poirier for this fight but after his recent unanimous decision over Max Holloway, he won a fight night award. Holloway had to jump up a weight class to face Poirier and would have received the title fight if things would have gone his way.

Betting on MMA events has risen in popularity in recent years. This is the first year since sports betting states started enacting laws to allow domestic sportsbooks. If you do not live near a domestic sportsbook, anyone over the age of 18 can bet online with the offshore sportsbooks that are licensed and accept US players.

UFC 242 will take place in Aby Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. This will be the third time the UFC has hosted an event in Aby Dhabi.

USA Broadcast:

Pay-Per-View: 2pm/11am ETPT on ESPN+
Prelims: 12pm/9am ETPT on FX
Early Prelims: 10am/7am ETPT on ESPN+ and FIGHT PASS

Fight Card Odds Provided by BetOnline

Saturday, Sep 07, 2019 – UFC 242

  • Dustin Poirier +300
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov -400
  • Diego Ferreira  +245
  • Mairbek Taisumov  -285
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov  +385
  • Curtis Blaydes -500
  • Davi Ramos  +270
  • Islam Makhachev  -320
  • Paul Felder +115
  • Edson Barboza -135

UFC 242 Fight Card:

Weight class

Lightweight – Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
Lightweight – Edson Barboza vs vs. Paul Felder
Lightweight – Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
Heavyweight – Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Lightweight – Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Preliminary Card:

Weight class
Women’s Flyweight – Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Featherweight – Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Catchweight (138 lbs.) – Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Lightweight – Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén

Early Preliminary Fight Card:

Weight class
Welterweight – Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Welterweight – Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Middleweight – Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Lightweight – Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam