Sep 07 2019
Saturday

du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
27-0-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
25-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

35
Age
35
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm

Tape record

SUBUDUDSUBKO
Form
UDKOKOSUBNC
27
Wins
25
8
By KO
12
30
KO%
48
9
By SUB
7
33
SUB%
28
0
Loses
5
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2009
27
Bouts
31
55
Rounds
63
4 hours, 4 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 15 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier report

Who won Nurmagomedov vs Poirier?

Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier by submission in the 3rd round during the main event of UFC 242, on Saturday 7th September 2019 at du Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Lightweight championship.

Nurmagomedov vs Poirier stats

Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped into the octagon with an undefeated record of 27 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.

Dustin Poirier made his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Dustin Poirier marked his 31st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2011.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC record stood at 13-0-0, while Dustin Poirier's came in at 22-8-0.

The stats suggested Poirier had an advantage in power over Nurmagomedov, with a 48% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 30%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Nurmagomedov had a slight advantage over Poirier, with a 33% submission rate over Poirier's 28%.

Khabib Nurmagomedov was the same age as Dustin Poirier, at 35 years old.

Nurmagomedov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Poirier. Despite this, Poirier had a 3-inch reach advantage.

Nurmagomedov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 months earlier than Poirier, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 60 to Poirier's 89.

Nurmagomedov vs Poirier form

Poirier had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3opponents and going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Max Holloway at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29 on 14th April 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States.

Before that, he was victorious against Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120 on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk.

He had won against Jim Miller at UFC 208 on 11th February 2017 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

Activity check

Nurmagomedov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 8 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Poirier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

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