Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 23 September 2019

'There Can Be Only One': Check out the new promo video as countdown to UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi begins

Khabib Nurmagomedov's lightweight unification bout against Dustin Poirier headlines a packed card at The Arena on Yas Island on September 7

As if excitement levels were not sufficiently raised for the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi, the promotion’s promo video for next week’s event is sure to ratchet up interest among fight fans in the UAE.

UFC 242 takes place on September 7, where Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier’s lightweight unification bout headlines a packed card at the The Arena on Yas Island. Back in the UAE for the first time in five years, the UFC event brings to a close the inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov is, of course, one of the biggest attractions in mixed martial arts, boasting an unbeaten record stretching 27 professional bouts. The Russian returns to the octagon for the first time since his submission victory against Conor McGregor almost 12 months ago.

Poirier, meanwhile, has been on a pretty hot run himself, registering notable wins against the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, and Justin Gaethje. The American clinched the interim belt in April by defeating featherweight star Max Holloway.

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A first look at The Arena on Yas Island

So, all eyes on September 7 in the capital. As the promo video declares, “There Can Be Only One”.

Updated: August 26, 2019 05:06 AM

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