UFC 242 saw MMA’s biggest promotion touch down in Abu Dhabi for a title fight with massive implications. In the evening’s marque matchup, champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made it clear that Louisiana’s Dustin Poirier couldn’t hang with him. Nurmagomedov unified his title with Poirier’s interim belt, re-solidify his status as the undisputed champion.
In the co-headliner, Paul Felder made it 1-1 between himself and Edson Barboza. ‘The Irish Dragon‘ used his striking prowess to dismantle his former foe, leading to a split decision victory. Read the full article here.
See the full results below:
(c) Khabib Nurmagomedov def. (ic) Dustin Poirier via submission (rear-naked-choke – 2:06 – R3) – to unify UFC lightweight championship
Paul Felder def. Edson Barboza via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)
Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Curtis Blaydes def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO (punches + elbows – 2:22 – R2)
Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Maribek Taisumov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Joanne Calderwood def. Andrea Lee via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Zubaria Tukhugov vs Lerone Murphy ends in a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua via TKO (punches + elbows – 2:26 – R3)
Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalén via KO (punch – 3:33 – R1)
Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato via submission (rear-naked-choke – 1:55 – R3)
Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb via KO (punch – 4:26 – R1)
Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Don Madge def. Fares Ziam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
The following fighters were awarded an additional $50,000:
Fight of The Night – N/A
Performances of The Night – Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ottman Azaitar, Belal Muhammad & Muslim Salikhov
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