UFC 242, featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov v Dustin Poirier, Edson Barboza v Paul Felder and Islam Makhachev v Davi Ramos will be shown exclusively on BT Sport Box Office.
BT Sport Box Office has broadcast some of the finest pay-per-view boxing and MMA world title fights over the past 12 months and the action continues as UFC 242 comes to pay-per-view.
The fights will be broadcast live from The Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Saturday 7 September at UK prime time and will be available to buy for £19.95.
When is UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier – fight time and date?
The action will begin at 5pm with the full preliminary card. Existing BT Sport customers can tune in on BT Sport 2 HD while live coverage will also be shown on BT Sport Box Office HD.
Live coverage of all the main card bouts, exclusively on BT Sport Box Office HD, will begin at 7pm on Saturday 7 September.
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier price – how much does it cost?
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier costs just £19.95 on BT Sport Box Office and can be ordered today at bt.com/sportboxoffice.
How to watch UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier on BT TV
BT TV customers can use their remote control to buy UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier. Simply press the ‘BT Player’ button then ‘Buy Now’ on the event, which will be shown on channel 494.
Can I watch UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier on Sky?
Yes. BT Sport on Sky customers or any Sky customer who bought any of our previous BT Sport Box Office events can use their remote control to buy UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier.
How to stream UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier
Anyone who wants to stream UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier can simply follow these instructions to buy the fight and then watch either on the website link provided or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
EE, Three and O2 customers watching online or via the app can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill.
The event is also fully compatible with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
Can I watch UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier on Virgin TV?
Yes. Virgin TV customers can press ‘On Demand’ and then ‘Live Events’ on their remote control to order UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier.
Can I watch UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier in the Republic of Ireland?
Yes. The fight will be available to purchase through your Sky box – full details of how to buy and watch are provided here.
What if I can’t watch UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier live?
No problem. There will be repeat showings on BT Sport Box Office HD every three hours between 9am on Sunday 8 September and midnight on Monday 9 September.
Why is UFC 242 a PPV event?
Each year we will make a small number of the biggest UFC numbered events Pay Per View. BT Sport will continue to broadcast the majority of live UFC events, as well as over 100 hours of non-live programming - including our new UFC show ‘Open Mat’ - as part of a BT Sport subscription.
What is included in your rights?
BT Sport have exclusive rights to all live UFC main card events and over 100 hours of non-live programming as part of a multi-year agreement.
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier: The story so far
There aren’t many in the world of mixed martial arts who would jump at the chance to face Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Russian wrecking ball has laid waste to every one of his 27 professional opponents in chilling fashion, mauling rivals into submission with his relentless grappling.
Having dominated the likes of Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza and Al Iaquinta, Khabib had already assembled one of the division’s more impressive resumés – and that came before his statement demolition of Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
The result on that night surprised few given McGregor’s inexperience against as skilled a grappler as Khabib but the manner of the victory sent shockwaves across the sport.
Beaten pillar to post – and even dropped in the second round by a huge right hand from the Dagestan native – McGregor was finally finished off in the fourth round via a brutal neck crank to confirm Khabib’s place at the top of the lightweight tree.
Ugly scenes marred the post-fight celebrations, however, as Khabib vaulted the Octagon wall and launched himself into the crowd to brawl with members of McGregor’s team.
In the melee, relatives of the Russian superstar stormed the cage to assault McGregor as security teams struggled to subdue the chaos.
Lengthy suspensions and hefty fines were subsequently levelled at both fighters, leaving the lightweight championship frozen with Khabib unable to defend his crown.
Keen to ensure momentum in the division would not be lost, the UFC announced Dustin Poirier would fight Max Holloway for an interim version of the 155lb belt at UFC 236.
A shot at the returning Khabib would be the prize for the winner, president Dana White confirmed, as Poirier and Holloway went to war in a five-round classic in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stepping up from his native 145lb division, featherweight champion Holloway was undone once again by Poirier - whose first win over the Hawaiian came back in 2012 - as “The Diamond” edged a points victory to claim a maiden UFC title.
Almost five months on from that famous night, Poirier now hopes he can make history in becoming the first man to beat the 26-0 champion when the pair trade leather in Abu Dhabi.
“When I go out there and beat Khabib, it’s not a question of ‘am I the best UFC lightweight?’ It’s a question of ‘am I the best lightweight to ever fight in mixed martial arts?’, with the run I’m on,” he told MMAFighting.
“Max Holloway, Anthony Pettis, Eddie Alvarez, Khabib Nurmagomedov, winning over those guys in a row in main events, over and over, that’s the best run in lightweight history.”
Speaking in the build-up to the main event, Khabib hailed Poirier’s ability, suggesting the Louisiana man was a better fighter than former champ McGregor.
"I think maybe right now Dustin is a more complete MMA fighter than him," he said.
"Because he beat a lot of good guys in the lightweight division and I don’t remember when Conor won in the lightweight division.
"I think he only beat [Eddie] Alvarez and he has only one win in the lightweight division in a long, long time."
On Saturday night, Poirier will have the chance to vindicate his rival’s assessment by bettering McGregor’s showing.
Can “The Diamond” defeat “The Eagle” to snatch the undisputed lightweight crown?
BT Sport Box Office HD is the only place to find out.
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier main card:
Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) v Dustin Poirier (ic)
Lightweight: Edson Barboza v Paul Felder
Lightweight: Islam Makhachev v Davi Ramos
Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes v Shamil Abdurakhimov
Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov v Carlos Diego Ferriera
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier preliminary card:
Women's flyweight: Joanne Calderwood v Andrea Lee
Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov v Lerone Murphy
Lightweight: Ottoman Azatair v Teemu Packalen
Women's bantamweight: Liana Jojua v Sarah Moras
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier early preliminary card:
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad v Takashi Sato
Welterweight: Nordine Taleb v Muslim Salikhov
Middleweight: Omari Akhmedov v Zak Cummings
Lightweight: Don Madge v Fares Ziam
UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier fight odds
Khabib Nurmagomedov 2/7 v Dustin Poirier 11/4
Edson Barboza 10/17 v Paul Felder 7/5
Islam Makhachev 2/5 v Davi Ramos 2/1
Curtis Blaydes 4/11 v Shamil Abdurakhimov 9/4
Mairbek Taisumov 4/11 v Carlos Diego Ferriera 9/4
Joanne Calderwood 7/4 v Andrea Lee 10/21