UFC 242: Dustin Poirier listens to a video of the UFC 242 Embedded in which his daughter sings. UFC stars like new world weight champion Weili Zhang salute fans in Abu Dhabi, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and the rest of Saturday’s fighters come on stage with a solemn balance of many more.
Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez competed for the first time on the UFC 211 preliminary map. At the time of the bout, Alvarez was third in the lightweight category, while Poirier recorded at number 9. The competition ended at 4:12 am with signs of the second stanza when Alvarez laid an illegal knee on Poirier’s head while he was considered a ground fighter. The fight ended without issue, Poirier can not continue. The two men met in July 2018 for revenge at the UFC main event on FOX 30.
In the second meeting between them, Poirier climbed to 4th place in the lightweight standings thanks to TKO victories over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and former World Series title holder of Fighting, Justin Gaethje. Alvarez, who knocked out KO in his last match against Gaethje, remained third in the standings.
The two men held an animated first round in which the two fighters remained standing and wanted to use their punch. Alvarez was more confused in the first five minutes, but Poirier got a higher landing percentage and a cut under Alvarez’s right eye.
Alvarez opened the second lap with the goal to score big shots while Poirier tried to shoot. Poirier tried a guillotine controller, but Alvarez resisted the bid attempt. After a short moment of rest, Poirier raised the guard but could not include another guillotine. Then Alvarez took Poirier’s back and worked on a crank. Alvarez sat completely on the cage. In this position, he tried an illegal bend from 12 to 6. Referee Marc Goddard interrupted the fight at this point and blamed Alvarez. He also replaced the former UFC lightweight champion and continued the fight on his feet.
Shortly after the restart, Poirier landed with one knee on his body, knocking out Alvarez. Poirier felt an opening and overflowed his opponent. Poirier fires a series of strikes and throws all he can on Alvarez, hoping to end the fight. Alvarez resisted as long as he could, but when he fell on the screen, Goddard waved his hand at 4:05 in the second verse.Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the game after a break of almost a year and will be leading the 242 card of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Nurmagomedov, a large grappler from the Russian province of Dagestan, meets with stranger Dustin Poirier of Louisiana in the United States on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
This is the third UFC broadcast in the United Arab Emirates and the first appearance of Nurmagomedov since his victory over Irishman Conor McGregor last October at the most watched event in the action. ended with a fight after the fight and the fighter Dagestani. a nine-month ban and a $ 500,000 fine.
Moments after signing McGregor in the fourth round of his title fight in Las Vegas, Nurmagomedov, usually calm and serene, climbed the gate and jumped into the crowd to fight his opponent’s entourage. The movement, which went beyond the perceived lack of respect during the construction of the fight, triggered a prolonged scrum inside and outside the octagon.But this time, no game of this kind is expected
My last fight was a little crazy and difficult,” said Nurmagomedov, a pious Muslim.But now I have an opponent that I want to respect, and it’s a matter of respect, so we show respect, but when the cage is closed, it will be a very good match at a high level.”Dustin Poirier, UFC fighter
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Poirier, a powerful striker who has RePoirier, a powerful striker who has redefined his career in recent years with a series of high-profile victories, claimed an interim lightweight title belt during Nurmagomedov’s suspension by beating Max Holloway in April.
“It means everything to me,” Poirier said of his upcoming bout. “How many times in our lives or in our careers do we have a chance to really do something great? These guys are building an arena for us to compete in.
“I’m travelling across the world in the biggest fight that I can get, and going out there to do something that’s never been done. I have an opportunity for greatness, and I’m approaching it that way.”
The UFC is returning to Yas Island to showcase Nurmagomedov to audiences outside the promotion’s North American wheelhouse. The 30-year-old, who became a champion in April last year after beating Al Iaquinta, has not fought outside the US since 2013.All the time when I fight in UFC, I didn’t have almost 100 percent support in the stadium,” Nurmagomedov said.
“But [in Abu Dhabi], I think I’m going to feel this, because I feel this is my area. This is not Dustin Poirier’s area. These people don’t come to watch fight because of Dustin. These people come because of me. That’s why I feel I’m going to have big, big support from my friends here in Middle East.A lot of people are going to come from USSR countries, Russia, from Dagestan, from the Arabic countries. A lot of people are going to come support me.”