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Interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier looks to unify his title with that of champion in the 242 main event on Saturday, September 7, in .

Before that happens, take a look back at how Poirier put himself in position to fight for the belt wrapped around the undefeated Nurmagomedov’s waist.

On April 13, 2019, at 236, Poirier faced featherweight champion , who was looking to become the ’s next champ champ. As we now know, that didn’t happen. Poirier put on a masterful performance and took the interim belt that set up this weekend’s fight with Nurmagomedov.

Watch Poirier’s stellar performance, as he wins the interim lightweight championship at 236.

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Tune in Saturday, Sept. 7, at a special EARLY START TIME of 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT for full UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier live results from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. lightweight champion looks to unify his belt with that of interim lightweight titleholder Dustin Poirier in the 242 main event.


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