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Khabib vs Dustin Poirier: What time does UFC 242 start in UK, TV channel, live stream info

Khabib has not fought since famously choking out Conor McGregor in October 2018

Adam Hamdani
Saturday 07 September 2019 19:48
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Khabib jumps out the Octagon after beating Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night.

Khabib has not fought since famously choking out Conor McGregor in October 2018.

Poirier holds the interim 155lb title after beating featherweight champion Max Holloway, and now bids to make it official by winning the full title.

There were dramatic scenes at the weigh-in as Khabib was forced to strip down to his birthday suit in order to make the cut, and only just in time.

Officials covered his dignity with a towel before he left to go and rehydrate.

What time will the fight start?

Khabib vs Poirier is expected to start at around 9pm BST (midnight in Abu Dhabi).

What TV channel is it on?

The fight will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office, for a cost of £19.95.

How can I live stream online?

The fight can be watched via the BT Sport website or mobile app, for the same Box Office price.

What are the odds?

Khabib 1/4

Poirier 5/2

Full UFC 242 fight card

Main Card

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier

Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder

Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos

Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov

Mairbek Taisumov vs Carlos Diego Ferreira

Preliminary Card

Ottman Azaitar vs Teemu Packalen

Liana Jojua vs Sarah Moras

Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lerone Murphy

Joanne Calderwood vs Andrea Lee

Early Preliminary Card

Belal Muhammad vs Takashi Sato

Nordine Taleb vs Muslim Salikhov

Omari Akhmedov vs Zak Cummings

Don Madge vs Fares Ziam

Latest updates

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Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent's coverage of UFC 242, with the feature bout Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier, live from Abu Dhabi.

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 16:31
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Khabib goes into the fight as the clear favourite, having only ever lost one round in his entire career.

Here's what you need to know about UFC 242.

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 17:01
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In case you haven't watched this, watch it.

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 17:11
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The bout is Khabib's first since his high profile match up against Conor McGregor back in October 2018, which he won by a now-infamous submission.

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 17:26
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We're a little over an hour away from the main card, but in the meantime, some big news for MMA fans everywhere...

The UFC have booked Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal for November 2nd at Madison Square Garden in New York.

UFC president Dana White has said that the mouthwatering clash will headline UFC 244, despite it not being a title fight. I don't think anyone is going to argue against seeing those two battle for five rounds...

Alex Pattle7 September 2019 17:44
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Five of the preliminary bouts are in the books, and there have already been two devastating knockouts. Here's one of them:

Alex Pattle7 September 2019 17:51
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And here's the other for your viewing pleasure...

Alex Pattle7 September 2019 17:52
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One hour until the main card. Khabib is making the second defence of his lightweight title, having successfully defended it against Conor McGregor last October.

Poirier enters the octagon as the interim champion after his impressive decision victory over Max Holloway in April.

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 17:58
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The main card begins at 7pm, live on BT Sport Box Office.

Here's how it looks:

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier

Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder

Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos

Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov

Mairbek Taisumov vs Carlos Diego Ferreira

So, you're in for a good evening...

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 18:20
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It seems that ahead of the fight, Khabib might be a little bit agitated.

But not with his opponent, for once.

The Russian has been asked numerous questions about whether his dad is attending the fight - and he's sick of it.

"How many times will you ask about my father?

"He [another journalist] asked me yesterday about why I didn't come to media.

"I said, 'I come but I don't talk with media.' I come, sit down and leave.

"But why don't I talk with media? Because the last three months, same question.

"Father? What do you think about Dustin? Do you respect him? How is your training camp?

"Like 90 per cent, all the same.

"Right now, same thing. Right now I want to leave they say, 'No you have to go.'

"You guys say 90 per cent the same question.

"How many times do I give answers about my father? Maybe this week 15 or 20. One question."

Adam Hamdani7 September 2019 18:38

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