With UFC 242 just around the corner the excitement among the fans is at the highest. UFC will be returning to Abu Dhabi for UFC 242. One of the biggest name in sport, Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his return to the octagon to defend his throne against the interim champion, Dustin Poirier.
However, before we witness arguably the biggest match in lightweight division this year in UFC 242, let’s take a look back to the time Poirier fought the underground king, Eddie Alvarez in a rematch.
Eddie Alvarez was coming to the fight with a game plan similar to the one adopted by Justin Gathje. And it was obvious since Alvarez started throwing leg kicks and working on Dustin’s body early in the round one. However, Dustin Poirier used his long reach to hurt Alavarez with strikes. the first round was a pretty even round with positives for both the fighters.
In the second round Alvarez tried to take Poirier down since he had a lot of success in the first match in taking Dustin down. However Alvarez found himself in a guillotine while attempting for the take down. But Alvarez was experienced enough to get out of the submission and found himself in a good position. Alvarez implemented ground and pound and tried to submit Poirier. but Poirier persevered and survived.
In the final moments of round 2, Poirier connected a knee to Alvarez’s body and then hurt him more with some vicious punches. Tt was a combination of punches and knees from Poirierthat brought down Alvarez to the ground.
Dustin Poirier is going to fight the lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov to unify the light weight title in UFC 242. And it’s safe to say that Khabib will face his toughest challenge yet in UFC 242.