UFC 242 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Dustin Poirier to retain lightweight title

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Khabib Nurmagomedov punches Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on Sept. 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Khabib Nurmagomedov punches Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on Sept. 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) kept his perfect record intact with a third round submission of Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Afterward, the lightweight champion jumped out of the Octagon to hug UFC president Dana White. Poirier, humble in defeat, exchanged shirts with the champion then gave an emotional post-fight interview in which he apologized to anyone he let down.

In the co-main event, Paul Felder (17-4) exacted revenge for a 2015 unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza (20-8) with a split decision win after three explosive rounds in which both fighters took and dished out lots of damage.

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UFC 242 main card results

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Dustin Poirier via submission at 2:06 of R3

Paul Felder def. Edson Barboza via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 30-27)

Islam Makhachev def. Davi Ramos via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Curtis Blaydes def. Shamil Abdurakhimov via TKO at 2:22 of R2

Diego Ferreira def. Mairbek Taisumov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27 x 2)

Undercard results

Joanne Calderwood def. Andrea Lee via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lerone Murphy ends in split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Sarah Moras def. Liana Jojua via TKO at 2:26 of R3

Ottman Azaitar def. Teemu Packalen via KO at 3:31 of R1

Belal Muhammad def. Takashi Sato via submission at 1:55 of R3

Muslim Salikhov def. Nordine Taleb via KO at 4:16 of R1

Omari Akhmedov def. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

Don Madge def. Fares Ziam via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

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