UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov remarks on a tardy Conor McGregor (not pictured) during a press conference for UFC 229

The UFC’s third event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is set for this Saturday, September 7.

The UFC 242 main event is a UFC Lightweight Championship bout that will see Khabib Nurmagomedov return to defend his title against Dustin Poirier. Now that both fighters have successfully made championship weight of 155 pounds, the headline fight of the evening is locked in for Saturday.

Because the event is taking place in Abu Dhabi, the event will be broadcasted at a special time for fans around the world. By ordering the PPV on ESPN+, you’ll have access to the UFC 242 replay and additional content including the pre and post-fight show.

The PPV main card will stream only on ESPN+ in the United States from 2 pm ET / 11 am ET.

The prelims commence earlier on ESPN+ at 10:15 am ET / 7:15 am ET.

The expected start time for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier is approximately 4 pm ET / 1 pm ET.

UFC 242: What time does Khabib vs. Poirier fight start? 1

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UFC 242 fight card

Abu Dhabi – Saturday, September 7

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 2 p.m. ET)

  • UFC 242: What time does Khabib vs. Poirier fight start? 2Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  • Mairbek Taisumov vs. Diego Ferreira

Prelims (ESPN+, 12:00 p.m. ET)

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy
  • Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen

Early Prelims (ESPN+, 10:15 a.m. ET)

  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Fares Ziam

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