The UFC’s Lightweight title will be unified in September,. Champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov will face interim champ Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier at UFC 242.
Nurmagomedov (27-0) last fought at UFC 229 submitting Conor MeGregor in the 4th round. After the fight “The Eagle” jumped out of the cage engaging in a physical altercation with McGregor’s corner. The Russian born fighter has been serving a suspension since.
Poirier (25-5-1) is 9-1-0, with 1 no contest, since moving up 10 lbs. to Lightweight. Currently on a four fight win streak, the Louisiana native won 3 straight by knockout, before claiming the interim title beating Max Holloway by decision at UFC 236.
UFC 242 is September 7 in Abu Dhabi.