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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier in the main event down to Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam in the opening prelims

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UFC 242 isn’t as deep as 241, but it’s another rock-solid PPV offering from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Much of the strength of the card lies in the lightweight title unification bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Dustin Poirier. Hopefully, once this fight is in the books, a few more contenders will get their chance at gold without the re-matching and delays that have been the division’s hallmark for years now. Speaking of re-matches, the co-main features round 4 of a lightweight top contenders bout between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder. Throw an elite grappling match between Islam Makhachev and Davi Ramos, and an action fight between Mairbek Taisumov and Diego Ferreira, and this should be a good time.

For fans looking for more information about the UFC 242 undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 242 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | SAT SEP 7 - 2PM/11AM ET/PT
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier - 4:30, Odds 33:52
Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder - 34:54, Odds 43:43
Islam Makhachev vs Davi Ramos - 44:24, Odds 50:14
Curtis Blaydes vs Shamil Abdurakhimov - 51:27, Odds 57:03
Mairbek Taisumov vs Diego Ferreira - 58:02, Odds 1:03:25

FX PRELIMS | 12PM/9AM ET/PT
Joanne Calderwood vs Andrea Lee - 0:54, Odds 9:30
Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lerone Murphy - 11:28, Odds 18:51
Liana Jojua vs Sarah Moras - 20:42, Odds 26:43
Ottman Azaitar vs Teemu Packalen - 27:26, Odds 33:51

FIGHT PASS/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 10AM/7AM ET/PT
Belal Muhammad vs Takashi Sato - 34:14, Odds 41:00
Nordine Taleb vs Muslim Salikhov - 42:25, Odds 53:00
Omari Akhmedov vs Zak Cummings - 55:00, Odds 1:02:41
Don Madge vs Fares Ziam - 1:03:44, Odds 1:07:56

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