UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier Preview and Picks
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Event: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier
Date: September 7th 2019
Time: 2 PM ET
Location: The Arena
Broadcast: PPV, ESPN, ESPN +
Main Card (2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT on Pay-Per-View)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-450) vs. Dustin Poirier (+320)
The main event features Khabib Nurmagomedov coming in as a heavy favorite against Dustin Poirier. One thing to consider in this fight is that Khabib is going to have a huge crowd advantage and it won’t really be that close.
For Poirier, he isn’t going to be afraid in this fight because there is no doubt in his head he thinks he is the better fighter.
He is great on his feet and if he can keep it on the feet, he will have a chance to come out with a victory. I don’t think he will be able to keep it on his feet though, an that will be the difference.
Khabib is going to take it to the ground in the second or third round and from there on it will be domination by the favorite.
Unless Poirier can come away with a knockout early, he has no chance in this fight. Back Khabib to win this game, and it will probably be by decision.
MMA Betting Pick: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Paul Felder (+125) vs. Edson Barboza (-145)
Paul Felder and Edson Barboza will fight for the second time in their career, and the first time they fought it was Barboza who came out ahead.
it was a war but the one place that was the difference was the legs kicks. Barboza continued to kick Felder’s legs and by the end of the fight Felder couldn’t do anything about it.
I think in this fight it will be the same game plan, and the same result. It will be a war that goes the distance, with Barboza coming out with a win.
MMA Betting Pick: Barboza
Islam Makhachev (-370) vs. Davi Ramos (+265)
This is a fight between two really good grapplers but there is one guy who is a lot better, Islam Makhachev.
The only thing that does concern me in this fight is Ramos is good on his back and I think he will inflict some damage from the bottom.
In the end Makhachev will be too much, and that will be the difference. It’s a big number to lay and it’s only a lean, but back the favorite.
MMA Betting Pick: Islam Makhachev
First two fights on PPV
Curtis Blaydes (-500) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (+385)
MMA Betting Pick: Blaydes
Diego Ferreira (+220) vs. Mairbek Taisumov (-290)
MMA Betting Pick: Taisumov
Prelims on FX
Joanne Calderwood (+190) vs. Andrea Lee (-225)
MMA Betting Pick: Lee
Lerone Murphy (+285) vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (-350)
MMA Betting Pick: Tukhugov
Sarah Moras (+135) vs. Liana Jojua (-155)
MMA Betting Pick: Moras
Teemu Packalen (+175) vs. Ottman Azaitar (-230)
MMA Betting Pick: Packalen
Belal Muhammad (-400) vs. Takashi Sato (+265)
MMA Betting Pick: Muhammad
Nordine Taleb (-125) vs. Muslim Salikhov (+105)
MMA Betting Pick: Taleb