UFC 242 – Khabib vs Poirier LIVE: stream, UK start time, TV channel, fight card, and prelims for lightweight title bout – The Sun

IT'S a clash of two lightweight powerhouses topping the bill as UFC heads to Abu Dhabi.

Unbeaten star Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier are set to go toe-to-toe in what could be a terrific showdown in the desert.

  • Khabib's first fight since Conor McGregor win
  • Russian needed to strip NAKED to make the weight
  • Prelims underway with main card from 7pm
  • BT Sport 2 showing prelims, with customers able to live stream
  • EE phone users can get prelims for FREE
  • Main card on BT Sport Box Office, costing £19.95
  • SOUTHPAW Sato getting predictably tagged by Muhammad's right hands.

    The Japan hero is dropped but he bounces straight up, the pair are grappling up against the cage now.

    Great start for Muhammad.

  • BELAL MUHAMMAD making his way to the octagon to meet Japan's Takashi Sato.

    The welterweight clash will suit Sato better standing up and striking.

    Muhammad gets a massive welcome from the Abu Dhabi crowd.

  • DON MADGE won the first fight of the night, when the arena was pretty empty, and he says it was so hot he had problems breathing.

    When this place is packed, it's going to be even hotter.

    Poirier and Khabib are in for some serious work.

  • THE heat in the Abu Dhabi arena is powerful, if the air conditioning is on, it's on low.

    Sitting and watching the action is taking it's toll so how will Dustin Poirier handle a potential 25 minutes of pressure from bear-wrestling Khabib?

  • RUSSIAN welterweight warhorse Muslim Salikhov wants to be back in the octagon ASAP for more of this…

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