One of the most anticipated pay-per-views in recent memory features the lightweight title unification bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Dustin Poirier, live from The Arena in Abu Dhabi on September 7.
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As the first of a groundbreaking new partnership to bring UFC events to the emirate for the next five years, UFC 242 will air at a special time around the world. Scroll down to find the air times for your region.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Pay-Per-View: 2pm/11am ETPT on ESPN+
Prelims: 12pm/9am ETPT on FX
Early Prelims: 10am/7am ETPT on ESPN+ and FIGHT PASS
[Prelims re-air at 11pm/2am ETPT on ESPNEWS, PPV live playback airs at 10pm/7pm ETPT on ESPN+]
PPV: 10pm GST on Abu Dhabi Sports 4
Prelims: 8pm GST on Abu Dhabi Sports 4
Early Prelims: 6pm GST on Abu Dhabi Sports 4
PPV: 4am Sunday AEST on FIGHT PASS and all providers.
Prelims: 2am Sunday AEST on ESPN and FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 12am Sunday AEST on FIGHT PASS
PPV: 2am Sunday AEST on FIGHT PASS and all providers.
Prelims: 12am Sunday AEST on ESPN and FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 10pm Saturday AEST on FIGHT PASS
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PPV: 2pm BRT on Combate
Prelims: 12pm BRT on Combate
Early Prelims: 11am BRT on Combate
PPV: 2pm ET on FIGHT PASS and all providers
Prelims: 12pm ET on TSN3
Early Prelims: 10am ET on FIGHT PASS
[PPV re-airs at 10pm ET]
PPV: 8pm on FIGHT PASS
Prelims: 6pm pm on DAZN and FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 4pm CST on FIGHT PASS
PPV: 2am Sunday HGT/SGT on FOX Sports
Prelims: 12am Sunday HGT/SGT on FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 10 pm Saturday HGT/SGT on FIGHT PASS
PPV: 3am Sunday JST on WOWOW
Prelims: 1am Sunday JST on jp.ufc.com
Early Prelims: 11pm Saturday JST on jp.ufc.com
PPV: 1pm on FOX Sports Mexico
Prelims: 11am CDT on FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 9am CDT on FIGHT PASS
PPV: 6am Sunday NZST on FIGHT PASS and SKY Arena
Prelims: 4am Sunday NZST on ESPN and FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 2am Sunday NZST on BT and FIGHT PASS
PPV: 9pm MSK on FIGHT PASS
Prelims: 7pm MSK on FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 5pm MSK on FIGHT PASS
PPV: 7pm BST on BT Sport Box Office
Prelims: 5pm BST on BT and FIGHT PASS
Early Prelims: 3pm BST on FIGHT PASS
After taking nearly a year off due to a riot induced vacation, Khabib Nurmagomedov — UFC’s new resident anti-hero — returns to the Octagon today (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) looking to add Dustin Poirier to his ever-expanding hit list in UFC 242’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event.
While most who enjoy watching mixed martial arts (MMA) are annoyed and confused that UFC 242 is coming to you from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is essentially starting when most fight fans are getting home from the bar (10 a.m. ET), we here at MMAmania.com are excited that the card starts and ends with us having enough time to go to bed at a decent hour.
Aside from Khabib and Poirier looking to unify the lightweight title — and “The Eagle” possibly squaring off with various MMA media members after the show — this card is one of the lighter PPV cards of 2019, with Paul Felder and Edson Barboza acting as the co-main event. I’m not saying this fight won’t be fun, or that this card doesn’t have the potential to surprise us and be the sleeper card of the year, but Dana White may be trying to test and see how much of a draw Khabib is by putting him on a weaker card in his third PPV main event.