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Khabib vs Poirier Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (UFC 242)

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Khabib vs Poirier Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds & Free Bets (UFC 242)
The undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will be defending his title against interim champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi this Saturday. Can Poirier upset Khabib at UFC 242? This article contains our Khabib vs Poirier betting preview with winning predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, bookie offers and no deposit free bets on UFC 242!
 
 

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Khabib vs Poirier Betting Preview 

Nurmagomedov is undefeated and it is really hard to see who can actually beat him

Since thrashing former two-division world champion Conor McGregor in his previous fight - a fourth-round submission victory at UFC 229 - Khabib Nurmagomedov has been serving a suspension for his actions after the fight since. The "Eagle" is a perfect 27-0 over the course of his professional MMA career including an 11-0 record in the UFC. Khabib has a reasonably deep resume at lightweight, which include victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Al Iaquinta.  

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the very best grapplers in MMA history. He controls fights, dictates where they take place (usually on the mat) and he grinds down his opponent.  Plus, he has developed a fundamentally sound boxing game that compliments his grappling well. He dropped McGregor with a punch, something nobody was predicting pre-fight, and took him down several times before finally locking in a neck crank.

Poirier has proven an intelligent fighter and is unbeaten in the last 3 years

During Nurmagomedov's time away from the cage, Dustin Poirier has emerged as the number one challenger in the lightweight division. He captured the interim title over Max Holloway via uninamous decision to cap off a five-fight win streak. This winning run includes two more former champions such as Eddie Alvarez (TKO) and Anthony Pettis (TKO). The other victory also came by TKO over Justin Gaethje. He was stopped by Michael Johnson three years ago – but he has gone 9-1 since then, with one No Contest.

Dustin Poirier is a striking specialist (like it was Khabib's previous opponen Conor McGregor). Since his days as a brawler with questionable durability and even more questionable defense, Poirier has made genuine changes to his style. The core of Poirier’s game is his southpaw counterpunching. His defense has grown to be unique and effective, even if it isn’t perfect. Take-down defense, of course, will be the key. Cardio certainly will not be an issue for Poirier either and you could suggest that his cardio is superior to that of Khabib, who has shown dips in the third round of each of his two previous five-round outings.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier Odds 

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Khabib vs Poirier Predictions  

Our UFC expert tipsters have deeply analysed all the key betting factors about this fight and each fighter. As a result, we provide the best expert picks on the Khabib v Poirier fight below. Copy our predictions below and profit from the best odds selected by BetAndSkill.

  • Betfred Betting BonusMethod of Victory
    Khabib by KO, TKO or Disq.  
    3.25Bet
  • Ladbrokes Betting BonusFight To Go The Distance?
    NO  
    1.61Bet
  • Coral betting bonusTotal Rounds
    Over 2.5 rounds 
    1.53Bet
  • BetVictor Betting BonusRound Betting
    Khabib in Round 3
    9.00Bet

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