UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Dustin Poirier in lightweight championship unification
UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov (pictured) faces Dustin Poirier in lightweight championship unification | Pic: Instagram/khabib_nurmagomedov

UFC 242 takes place at The Arena Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE this coming Sunday, September 8 (AEST). Top of the pay-per-view fight card features the reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov up against interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. The pair meets in the scheduled for five rounds championship unification with undisputed belt on the line.

The co-main event is another clash at lightweight featuring Edson Barboza faceoff Paul Felder. The pair meets in a three-round rematch, after their first encounter in July 2015.

Also on the main card Islam Makhachev takes on Davi Ramos also at lightweight, Curtis Blaydes goes up against Shamil Abdurakhimov at heavyweight, and Mairbek Taisumov and Carlos Diego Ferreira do battle at lightweight.

The five-fight main card follows the preliminary card comprising four matchups. Among the bouts Joanne Calderwood squares off against Andrea Lee at women’s strawweight, and Zubaira Tukhugov meets Lerone Murphy at featherweight.

The complete fight card for UFC 242 can be found below.

UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier fight card

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

Preliminary Card
Women’s Flyweight Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
Women’s Bantamweight Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
Lightweight Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén

Early Preliminary card
Welterweight Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
Welterweight Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
Middleweight Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
Lightweight Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam