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Paul Felder Frustrated With Edson Barboza's Team's Claim of 'Robbery' in Abu Dhabi

The rematch between Paul Felder and Edson Barboza was considered by many to be the fight to watch in Abu Dhabi and while the fight delivered, the judges’ decision left …read more

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UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov met with Russian president Vladimir Putin (video)

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Following his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov met with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The head of the …read more

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T-Wood On Khabib - ‘I Have To Know What It Feels Like’

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

After Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi a couple of weeks ago, he proved once again why he is widely …read more

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GSP: Ferguson 100% Deserves To Fight Khabib Next

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Who is Khabib going to fight next?
That’s a question we’ve all been asking since Nurmagomedov’s latest win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Several names …read more

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Dustin Poirier Says He Has ‘No Regrets’ Over Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight

Dustin Poirier suffered heartbreak in Abu Dhabi last weekend. In the main event of UFC 242, the American Top Team product lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission in the third …read more

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UFC champ Khabib meets with UAE Princes during victory tour 

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The UFC lightweight champion met with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father says Dustin Poirier shirt has been auctioned off for a very high price

Last Saturday in Abu Dhabi, we witnessed a great performance by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and also perhaps a better moment after the fight.
After defeating Dustin Poirier in the …read more

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Championship rematch headlines Brave CF 27 in Abu Dhabi

Brave Combat Federation will make it’s return to Abu Dhabi for Brave CF 27, featuring a championship rematch and highly touted prospects.
Undefeated Brave CF welterweight champion Abdoul Abdoulraguimov (10-0 MMA) …read more

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Felder open to Barboza trilogy, but only in a main event

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Paul Felder defeated Edson Barboza by controversial split decision at UFC 242 last weekend in Abu Dhabi. Paul Felder and Edson Barboza are tied at …read more

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UFC 242 Medical Suspensions: Joanne Calderwood Faces Lengthy Sit

The UFC 242 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday (Sept. 7), UFC 242 took place in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier did battle …read more

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Undefeated prospects Khamzat Chimaev, Mzwandile Hlongwa to fight at Brave CF 27 in Abu Dhabi

A battle between two top prospects is on tap for Brave Combat Federation’s return to Abu Dhabi.
Undefeated Khamzat Chimaev will move back up to middleweight to take on Mzwandile Hlongwa …read more

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Video: UFC 242 rewind

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With UFC 242 in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look at a memorable fight week in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Jo-Jo Joins Six-Month Club Following UFC 242

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Note: UFC self regulated UFC 242, as Abu Dhabi is without an athletic commission. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently tied …read more

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Poirier Calls For McGregor Rematch

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting

Following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 this past Saturday (Sept. 7, 2019) at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi (see it), Dustin …read more

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Video: Weili Zhang says Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn’t as good as when she was champion

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Backstage at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, strawweight champion Weili Zhang talks about how her life has changed since winning the …read more

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A local journalist reflects on covering Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC's return to Abu Dhabi

Saturday, September 7, 2019 marked the UFC’s first trip back to the Middle East for UFC 242, and it was my first UFC event as a credentialed media member.
It’s actually …read more

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Tony Ferguson says Khabib Nurmagomedov had a ‘lazy, one-dimensional’ fight against Dustin Poirier

Tony Ferguson was not impressed with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against Dustin Poirier this past weekend in Abu Dhabi.
In the main event of UFC 242, Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title by …read more

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Feature: The Dual Purpose of Kadyrov’s Appearance at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

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Karim Zidan delves into Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s appearance at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi and the diplomatic reasons behind it. The UFC returned to …read more

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Dana White reveals plans to head to Abu Dhabi for 'Lookin for a Fight'

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Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier at UFC 242: Best photos

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ABU DHABI – The UFC made a successful return to the Middle East this past Saturday, and president Dana …read more

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Barboza Team Will Appeal Loss To Felder

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Edson Barboza staged a rematch against Paul Felder in the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event last weekend in Abu Dhabi, a do-over from their …read more

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Sarah Moras hopes UFC 242 win that snapped skid keeps her in promotion

ABU DHABI – Sarah Moras beat Liana Jojua with a third-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Moras, …read more

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Omari Akhmedov ready for top-tier opponent after grinding win over Zak Cummings

ABU DHABI – Omari Akhmedov beat Zak Cummings with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Akhmedov, …read more

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Opponent switch – and broken knuckle – forced Don Madge to wrestle Fares Ziam at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Don Madge beat Fares Ziam with a unanimous decision Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with …read more

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Curtis Blaydes ‘Ready for Anyone’ After Dominant UFC 242 Triumph

Curtis Blaydes proved once again on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi that he is one of the most dangerous heavyweights in mixed martial arts today. …read more

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Joanne Calderwood wants to use momentum from Andrea Lee win after UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Joanne Calderwood beat Andrea Lee with a split decision Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight …read more

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UFC 242 Fighter Salaries: Estimates have Khabib Nurmagomedov leading the pack

The estimated fighter salaries stemming from yesterday’s UFC 242 pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi have been revealed.
UFC 242 was headlined by a lightweight title unification bout featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov taking …read more

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Ottman Azaitar says Teemu Packalen's pressure was his downfall at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Ottman Azaitar beat Teemu Packalen with a first-round knockout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Azaitar, …read more

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Muslim Salikhov wants Li Jingliang after highlight-reel KO of Nordine Taleb at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Muslim Salikhov beat Nordine Taleb with a first-round knockout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Salikhov, …read more

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UFC 242: Fights to make

All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest fights the UFC needs to book following their latest event in Abu Dhabi, UAE. UFC 242 didn’t always deliver the biggest thrills. …read more

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Joe Rogan ‘Hyped’ For Diaz Vs. Masvidal At UFC 244

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The UFC made major waves on Saturday afternoon leading up to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi by announcing Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal as …read more

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Dustin Poirier contemplates retirement following UFC 242 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier collided with Khabib Nurmagomedov for the promotions undisputed lightweight title in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
‘The Diamond’ entered the UFC 242 headliner on a …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov wants #1 spot on pound-for-pound list

Khabib Nurmagomedov improved his undefeated record to 28-0 last night in Abu Dhabi, submitting Dustin Poirier in the UFC 242 headliner.
It was another dominant performance from ‘The Eagle’, who utilized …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 242: Khabib's dominance, Barboza's appeal and more

What mattered most at UFC 242 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings …
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1. ‘The Eagle’ continues to soar
What can you say …read more

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Khabib Demands #1 P4P Spot: ‘I Deserve This’

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With his dominating third round submission victory over Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov moves to an unparalleled 28-0, …read more

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What Happened At UFC 242 Last Night?!?!?!?!?!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its presence known to The Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, last night (Sat., Sept. 7, …read more

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Poirier Mulls Retirement In Statement Following UFC 242 Loss

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Have we seen the last of ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier? Maybe, according to a new statement from the fighter following his loss in Abu Dhabi. Dustin …read more

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Dustin Poirier reflects on questions in UFC 242 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov that will ‘haunt’ him

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

There was no hiding Dustin Poirier’s disappointment following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“The Diamond” entered Saturday’s UFC 242 main event in Abu Dhabi as the …read more

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Callout Collection: Who UFC 242 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them

Earning wins in the UFC is certainly no easy task, but what comes next is often even more important: the post-fight callout.
So after Saturday’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Eyes Matchup vs. Tony Ferguson Next: ‘He Deserve This’

On Saturday in Abu Dhabi, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov thoroughly thrashed Dustin Poirier to retain his title. With the world in his grip, “The Eagle” has one man in …read more

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Justin Gaethje unloads on Conor McGregor

Justin Gaethje absolutely went off on Conor McGregor shortly following the conclusion of today’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier by third round submission in …read more

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7 Takeaways From UFC 242

The UFC brought the fights to Abu Dhabi for a scorching UFC 242 and with it came a title unification bout with the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov against Dustin Poirier. …read more

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Dana White reflects on UFC 242 and discusses big bouts for the future

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UFC president Dana White spoke with media following Saturday’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. White discussed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Dustin Poirier and …read more

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Conor McGregor calls for Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch in Russia 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Conor McGregor wasn’t present in Abu Dhabi for UFC 242 but obviously he was paying attention.
Not long after Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title against …read more

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UFC 242 | Khabib vs Poirier | The 6th Round SBN MMA Post-Fight Show

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Mookie Alexander are here to breakdown this Saturday’s, Sep, 7th., UFC 242 PPV from Abu Dhabi, Dubai. The guys will have hot takes, …read more

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Dustin Poirier throws shade at Colby Covington following UFC 242

Dustin Poirier decided to take a shot at Colby Covington during tonight’s UFC 242 post-fight press conference in Abu Dhabi.
‘The Diamond’ was submitted by undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in …read more

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Watch Paul Felder’s UFC 242 emotional Octagon interview

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Paul Felder, “The Irish Dragon,” earned an emotional win in a rematch with Edson Barboza in the UFC 242 co-main event on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov tops UFC 242 performance bonus winners

Khabib Nurmagomedov not only solidified his status as the sole UFC lightweight champion at UFC 242 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, he also walked away with one of four Performance …read more

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UFC 242 post-fight bonuses: Khabib’s dominant victory takes POTN honors

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Check out which fighters won performance bonuses from UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier. The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates was …read more

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UFC 242 Bonuses Revealed

The UFC 242 bonuses have been released. UFC 242 took place inside The Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Headlining the card was a lightweight title clash between champion …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2019, 10:17 pm By
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UFC 242 in Tweets: Pros react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s second title defense, Paul Felder’s controversial win, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov is still undefeated and still champion.
The Dagestani successfully defended his UFC lightweight title at Saturday’s UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, submitting then interrm …read more

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UFC 242 Results: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier (Highlights)

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier squared off in a lightweight title unification bout in the main event of UFC 242 today in Abu Dhabi.
‘The Eagle’ enters today’s event sporting a …read more

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Pros react to Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder 2 at UFC 242

A lightweight rematch between division standouts Edson Barboza and Paul Felder co-headlined today’s UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Barboza and Felder had originally met in July of 2015, with the Brazilian …read more

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UFC 242 Results: Paul Felder defeats Edson Barboza (Highlights)

A lightweight rematch between division standouts Edson Barboza and Paul Felder co-headlined tonight’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi.
Barboza and Felder first met in July of 2015, with the Brazilian …read more

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Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 242: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Diego Ferreira’s unanimous decision win over Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 242 at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Per Haljestam, …read more

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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier Post-Fight Press Conference

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Following today’s UFC 242 pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the big winners and marquee names will field questions from the media at The Arena, Yas …read more

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UFC 242 Results: Curtis Blaydes TKO’s Shamil Abdurakhimov (VIDEO)

A heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Shamil Abdurakhimov took place on the main card of tonight’s UFC 242 event in Abu Dhabi.
Curtis Blaydes (11-2 MMA) entered tonight’s contest looking …read more

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UFC 242 Fight Highlights: Abu Dhabi heat produces blistering finishes!

Check out all of the stunning knockouts and submissions from UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Curtis Blaydes def. Shamil Abdurakhimov …read more

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UFC 242 Prelims: Joanne Calderwood Outduels Surging Andrea Lee in Abu Dhabi

Joanna Calderwood made her most significant move to date inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s women’s flyweight division. …read more

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UFC 242: Khabib vs Poirier – Results and Highlights

The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi today for UFC 242, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier.
The undefeated Russian, Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA), was last seen in …read more

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UFC 242 video: Muslim Salikhov floors Nordine Taleb with lightning right hand

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

When you’re known as the “King of Kung Fu,” knockouts are expected and Muslim Salikhov delivered at UFC 242.
On Saturday’s early prelims in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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UFC 242 photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 242 photos are from Saturday’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi.
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Edson Barboza fighting in Abu Dhabi is something straight out of a movie

Edson Barboza will rematch Paul Felder four years after defeating “The Irish Dragon”. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Edson Barboza’s upcoming rematch with Paul Felder at UFC 242 in …read more

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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier prelims live results, discussion, PBP

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Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 242 preliminary card from Abu Dhabi. Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live …read more

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Video: Watch UFC 242's post-event press conference on MMA Junkie

UFC 242 takes place Saturday at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, and as usual, you can watch a live video stream of the post-event news conference here …read more

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UFC 242 discussion thread

ABU DHABI – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 242 event at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off at 10:15 …read more

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White Confirms McGregor Will Not Attend UFC 242

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Conor McGregor will not be in attendance this weekend for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, per …read more

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UFC 242 - New Blood!

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Octagon hits The Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this weekend (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) for the first time since 2014. And …read more

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UFC 242 ceremonial weigh-in photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 242 ceremonial weigh-in photos are for Friday’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi.
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UFC 242 betting odds: Khabib Nurmagomedov favored to finish Dustin Poirier

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Check out the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC 242 event from Abu Dhabi, headlined by lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. interim prince Dustin Poirier. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov lashes out at media for always asking same questions

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov was conspicuously absent at UFC 242 media day, which deprived many of the reporters on-scene in Abu Dhabi of the chance to speak with him. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 242 weigh-in scrum in Abu Dhabi (full video)

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Since lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t show up for media day at UFC 242, he did a scrum for the press following …read more

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UFC 242 live results, play-by-play, analysis, highlights, more

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Bloody Elbow presents its fight night and post-fight coverage for UFC 242, set for Saturday, September 7th in Abu Dhabi, United Arab …read more

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Coach outlines keys to victory for Dustin Poirier

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, Dustin Poirier will attempt to become the first man to defeat UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. In …read more

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7 burning questions heading into UFC 242

The UFC makes its third visit to Abu Dhabi on Saturday, as UFC 242 takes place in the United Arab Emirates.
And while one can certainly debate the morality of doing …read more

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UFC 242 Predictions: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier

UFC 242 is upon us. The event will be held inside du Arena in Abu Dhabi tomorrow (Sept. 7). Headlining the card will be a lightweight title unification bout between …read more

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Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will collide with interim champion Dustin Poirier in an anticipated title unification …read more

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UFC 242 video: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier face off one final time in Abu Dhabi

One more sleep until vs. and I could not be more excited. #UFC242 pic.twitter.com/pU9FSIuXyM
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) September 6, 2019

ABU DHABI – The weigh-ins are in the books …read more

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Coach Mike Brown Believes Partisan Crowd in Abu Dhabi Is Likely To Motivate, Not Bother Poirier

UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier steps into hostile territory this weekend when he tries to dethrone undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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UFC 242 Weigh-In Results: Title Fight Official in Abu Dhabi; Moras Misses Weight

The Octagon touches down in Abu Dhabi for the first annual installment of a five-year agreement that will feature a title fight atop each card. …read more

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UFC 242 weigh-in results: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier make weight

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The title unification bout headlining UFC 242 is now official after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier made weight on Friday morning in Abu Dhabi.
As soon …read more

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UFC 242 Ceremonial Weigh-ins Live Stream Today (Sept. 6)

The UFC 242 ceremonial weigh-ins are set to begin. Setting The Stage Tomorrow (Sept. 7), UFC 242 will take place inside du Arena in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, …read more

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UFC 242 weigh-in results: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier set; one fighter misses weight

UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier, Saturday’s monster event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is set following Friday’s official weigh-in.
Despite speculation to the contrary, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov easily …read more

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UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier ceremonial weigh-in video

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Watch the UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier Ceremonial Weigh-in live on Friday, September 6 at 10 a.m. ET from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Khabib, Poirier make weight ahead of UFC 242

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Dustin Poirier each made weight on Friday ahead of their 155-pound unification clash at UFC 242 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Brave CF returns to Abu Dhabi with Abdouraguimov vs. Al-Silawi 2

Abdoul Abdouraguimov took the welterweight title away from Jarrah Al-Silawi in a close split decision. | Brave CF

The UFC won’t be the only international promotion to make a …read more

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Georges St-Pierre has theory on why UFC didn't book Khabib Nurmagomedov superfight

If circumstances had been different, former two-division UFC world champion Georges St-Pierre may have been preparing to step into the cage to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Instead, …read more

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Can Poirier keep the pressure on Khabib? Or will Nurmagomedov turn this into another clinic?

June M. Williams

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With picks and odds for every bout on the …read more

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Posted on September 5, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Dana White: Conor McGregor will be watching UFC 242

For a time, it sounded as though former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor might attend the UFC 242 card this weekend in Abu Dhabi, which is topped by a fight …read more

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UFC 242 media day photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 242 media day photos are from Thursday’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi.
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Video: Paul Felder reflects on first Edson Barboza bout: ‘I was just a striker when I first showed up’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Paul Felder revealed why he chose to fly first-class to Abu Dhabi after previous experiences traveling abroad for fights …read more

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Andrea Lee expects ‘fireworks’ in striking exchanges with Joanne Calderwood

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Andrea Lee discussed why she believes the addition of women’s fights to an Abu Dhabi is a groundbreaking moment, …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov's Strategy Remains The Same: 'Make Him Tired, Make Him Tap'

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his title on the line on Saturday at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi when he takes on interim champ Dustin Poirier in a title …read more

Source:: Sherdog

UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier media day staredown

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At UFC 242 media day, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier square off Thursday in Abu Dhabi.
…read more

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Midnight Mania! Shevchenko And Cejudo Bury Imaginary Hatchet

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Fake foes became friends in Abu Dhabi.
Continuing …read more

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UFC 242 pre-event facts: Khabib Nurmagomedov seeks rare UFC start

The UFC hosts its ninth numbered event of the year on Saturday with UFC 242, which takes place at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, with a main card …read more

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Dustin Poirier UFC 242 open workout: ‘I’ve had naysayers around me my whole life’

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UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier did a light workout at Wednesday’s UFC 242 Open Workouts in Abu Dhabi, but still found time to address the fans in …read more

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It’s Pronounced “Flure-Duh-Lee”

As we inch closer to the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Sat. (Sept. 7, 2019) on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the promotion is cranking out …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares simple formula for making Dustin Poirier tap out

This Saturday, in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will attempt to defend his belt against interim champ Dustin Poirier.
From the sounds …read more

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UFC 242 open workout photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC 242 open workout photos are from Wednesday’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 242 open workout: ‘I don’t want to jump’ divisions

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov skipped the workout portion of Wednesday’s UFC 242 Open Workouts in Abu Dhabi, instead opting solely to field questions from and take photos …read more

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