>>171, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT. AND HIS OPPONENT. 170 THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR HIM. WE GET TO THE FEATURED BOUT FOR THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION. MOHAMMED VERSUS SATO. FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE IS SATO. 171 FOR TAKASHI SATO. AND HIS OPPONENT, HOW ABOUT A HAND FOR MOHAMMED? 170, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR MOHAMMED. ALL RIGHT, NOW THE UFC 242 PRELIMS. FIRST UP IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION, THE FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, PAKALEN. 156, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR HIM. AND HIS OPPONENT SET TO MAKE HIS DEBUT TOMORROW NIGHT, THE BULLDOZER. 156, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR THE MOROCCAN. MOVING ON NOW TO THE UFC BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION. JUA VERSUS DARA MORRIS. 138 POUNDS, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR MORRIS. TWO POUNDS OVER THE LIMIT. SHE WILL FORFEIT 20%. HER OPPONENT MAKING HER UFC DEBUT HERE TOMORROW NIGHT, SHE WOLF JUA. 134 POUNDS FOR LEANA. ALL RIGHT, NEXT PRELIM IN THE FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION. THE MIRACLE MURPHY. FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, MURPHY. 146 FOR THE MIRACLE MURPHY. AND HIS OPPONENT, LET US WELCOME BACK THE WARRIOR HUGA. 146, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR HIM. ALL RIGHT, NOW TO OUR FEATURED PRELIM IN THE UFC FLYWEIGHT DIVISION, JOANN VERSUS ANDREA K.G.B. LEE. FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, NUMBER SIX IN THE WORLD, HOW ABOUT A HAND FOR ANDREA LEE? 126, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT THIS MORNING FOR ANDREA LEE. AND HER OPPONENT, NUMBER FIVE IN THE WORLD AT PRESENT, SHE IS JOJO CALDERWOOD. 126, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR SCOTLAND’S JOJO CALDERWOOD. AND THAT BRINGS US TO THE MAIN COURSE FOR UFC 242, LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW. IN THE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION, DIEGO PLAHANA. 156 FOR THE BRAZILIAN DIEGO. AND HIS OPPONENT, MARBECK TYSUMOV. 156, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR HIM. NEXT IN THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION, CURTIS RAZOR BLADE VERSUS AHIMOV. FIRST UP NUMBER NINE IN THE WORLD, HOW ABOUT A HAND, ABDURRAHIMOV? 257 POUNDS. THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR SHAMIL. AND HIS OPPONENT, THE NUMBER FOUR RANKED UFC HEAVYWEIGHT IN THE WORLD, CURTIS RAZOR BLADE. 251 FOR CURTIS BLADE. ALL RIGHT, NOW WE GET TO THE FEATURED BOUT IN THE UFC LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION, THE TASMANIAN DEVIL. FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, HAMUSH. 156 POUNDS, THE OFFICIAL WEIGHT FOR HAMUSH. AND HIS OPPONENT, THE NUMBER 15 RANKED LIGHTWEIGHT IN THE WORLD, 6-1 IN THE UFC. 155 ON THE NOSE FOR MAHASHEV. THAT BRINGS US TO THE KHOMEINI VENT IN THE UFC LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION. EDSON BARBOZA VERSUS PAUL THE IRISH DRAGON FELDER. FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, NUMBER 10 IN THE WORLD, PAUL FELDER. 155 THE OFFICIAL WEELT FOR THE — WEIGHT FOR THE IRISH DRAGON. HIS OPPONENT, LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER EDSON BARBOZA. 155.5 FOR EDSON BARBOZA. NOW IT IS TIME TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK ON THE MEN IN THE MARQUEE WHO WILL SHARE THE OCTAGON TOMORROW IN OUR FIVE ROUND UNIFICATION MAIN EVENT. TAKE A LOOK.>>THE BIGGEST FIGHT IN UFC HISTORY. KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV, CONOR MCGREGOR. 26 HAVE TRIED. 26 HAVE FAILED TO STOP KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE WILL ALL WITNESS A PIECE OF UFC HISTORY. NURMAGOMEDOV IS CHASING THE BIGGEST WIN OF HIS CAREER.>>I’VE NEVER BEEN MORE EXCITED FOR A FIGHT.>>OH! MASTER CLASS FROM NURMAGOMEDOV. >>ALL OVER HIM HERE. >>OH, BIG POUND. LIT UP. JUST FEROCIOUS. >>KHABIB IS TRYING TO SMASH HIS FACE. CONOR IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. HE’S GOT IT. UNDER THE NECK. >>THERE IS THE TAP. STILL UNDISPUTED! >>LOOK AT HIM SCREAMING AT THE CORNER. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. >>MAYHEM.>>OH, NO.>>ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE. >>A SUBSTANTIAL LENGTH OF TIME.>>THEY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY.>>NINE MONTH SUSPENSION. A $500,000 FINE.>>THE BELT CAN’T BE ON THE SHELF THAT LONG. THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE RARE CASES WHERE I WOULD DO AN INTERIM TITLE FIGHT.>>LIVE FROM STATE FARM ARENA IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, U.S.A., THIS IS UFC 236. HOLLOWAY VERSUS POIRIER. 22 UFC STARTS FOR POIRIER. FINALLY A CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT.>>THE ROAD HAS TAKEN ME TO GET TO THE TITLE SHOT. IN HISTORY ONLY ONE GUY HAS FOUGHT MORE FIGHTS THAN ME. THOSE ARE THE KIND OF FIGHTERS I HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO. JUST NEVER QUIT. NO MATTER THE OUTCOME. EVERYTHING I HAVE IS THROUGH FIGHTING. EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. I NEVER FINISHED NINTH GRADE. MY WHOLE CAREER AND MY LIFE HAS BEEN BUILT BRICK BY BRICK WITH MY OWN HANDS. >>A LOT OF GUYS GIVE THEMSELVES AN OPPORTUNITY. >>STOPPING ANTHONY PETTITTE. STOPPING JUSTIN GAETHJE. THREE OF THE BEST FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD.>>THIS ISN’T A GAME TO ME. I AM TELLING YOU THE HONEST TRUTH. I HAD NOTHING. I AM SETTING MY FAMILY UP FOR THE FUTURE WITH THIS, ONE PUNCH AT A TIME.>>OH!>>IT’S SURVIVAL. YOU GO OUT THERE AND IS SURVIVE.>>POIRIER. >>MY COMMITMENT, FOCUS.>>BIG RIGHT HAND.>>MY WILL TO WIN.>>DUSTIN POIRIER.>>IT’S UNMEASURABLE. >>NEW INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.>>I FELT LIKE KING OF THE WORLD. BUT THAT WAS ONE STEP AND IT’S NOT OVER. SEPTEMBER 7, WE GET TO FINISH THE JOURNEY TO THE THRONE. THERE IS ONLY ONE KING. >>KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV. HE HAS BEEN UNRIVALED INSIDE THE OCTAGON. HE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED PHENOM OF A TALENT. HE IS RELENTLESS. >>OH, MAN. SO OVERWHELMED. >>NOT ONLY HAS HE WON EVERY FIGHT BUT HE HASES ONLY HAD A BRIEF MOMENT OF ADVERSITY HIS ENTIRE CAREER. OH! >>I HAVE TO CRUSH MY OPPONENT. >>HE IS GOING TO BREAK HIS ARM.>>IT’S ALL OVER. WHAT A DISPLAY OF DOMINANCE BY KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV.>>IN MY OPINION, HE DESERVES THIS FIGHT. WHEN I GO TO THE CAGE, I HAVE THE SMOOTHEST GAME. >>THE UNDERDOG, MY WHOLE LIFE STORY. LIKE A ROCKY MOVIE. I GET TO GO OUT THERE AND AGAINST ALL ODDS SHOW WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND A FIGHTER, REPRESENT MYSELF AND FAMILY. YEARS OF SACRIFICE AND DREAMING.>>I THINK HE IS — >>I KNOW I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. I AM HEADED TO THE TOP. THIS IS JUST PART OF MY JOURNEY.>>NOBODY. CASE CLOSED. I AM GOING TO MAUL HIM LIKE ALWAYS. >>FIRST FIGHTER TO THE SCALE, THE UFC INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION, DUSTIN “THE DIAMOND” POIRIER. CHAMPIONSHIP WEIGHT 155 POUNDS. FOR DUSTIN POIRIER. AND HIS OPPONENT, THE REIGNING DEFENDSING UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD, KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV. WE WILL CORRAL THE INTERIM LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION. CONGRATS ON GETTING TO THIS POINT. YOUR EMOTIONS HERE ON THE EVE OF THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE?>>IT’S BEEN A GREAT RIDE BUT TOMORROW WE GET TO THE PINNACLE, ABU DHABI. THIS WEEK HAS BEEN AMAZING. THE CITY IS BEAUTIFUL. THE PEOPLE HERE ARE BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU ALL. TOMORROW NIGHT I UNIFY THE BELT, LEAVE AS INDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION. >>GET SOME REST. WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT, THE INTERIM CHAMP. WE STEP OVER HERE AND TALK TO THE MAN MOST OF YOU ARE HERE TO SEE, THE GREAT KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV. FINAL THOUGHTS ON WHAT THESE LOYAL SUPPORTERS CAN EXPECT TO SEE HERE TOMORROW, SIR. >>FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU, ABU DHABI, AND ALL MY FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO COME HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. TOMORROW NIGHT I AM READY TO GO. MY WEIGHT IS GOOD. MY SHAPE IS GOOD. I SPENT LAST 100 DAYS FOR THIS FIGHT. TOMORROW NIGHT I WILL DEFEND MY TITLE AND MAKE HISTORY. THANK YOU SO MUCH, GUYS. [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUANGE]>>ALWAYS AN HONOR, SIR. WE WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW NIGHT. KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV! YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT. BRING IT TOMORROW NIGHT. WE WILL SEE YOU FOR LIVE ACTION BACK HERE. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.>>DUSTIN POIRIER, A LIFETIME’S WORK CONSUMMATES IN A TITLE FOR POIRIER.>>SET YOU UP FOR A FIGHT WITH KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV FOR THE UNDISPUTED TITLE. >>THIS IS WHAT I WANT. I WANT TO AHN FIE THIS BELT. OOSH UNIFY THIS BELT. >>LET’S GO.>>I THINK I HAVE TO MAUL HIM. LIKE I DO WITH EVERYBODY. I AM THE CHAMPION.>>THERE HAS LITERALLY BEEN NO ONE LIKE HIM IN THIS DIVISION. HE MASHES PEOPLE. >>WHAT HE DOES IS — >>TOO GOOD. THIS GUY MAULS EVERYBODY. >>HE IS THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES. BUT WHEN I DO THE BEST, IT’S HURT PEOPLE.>>JUSTIN GAETHJE, FORMER CHAMP. ANTHONY, FORMER CHAMP. ALVAREZ, FORMER CHAMP.>>KHABIB?>>HE IS THE CHAMPION FOR A REASON. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FIGHT. CASE CLOSED. LET’S GO. >>KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV. >>THE MOST DOMINANT WRESTLER IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT. >>ONE OF THE BIGGEST FAN BASES IN THE SPORT BEHIND HIM.>>POIRIER, HE IS A PHENOMENAL KNOCKOUT ARTIST. HE HAS EARNED HIS SPOT HERE.>>I AM NOT ONLY THE BEST LIGHTWEIGHT IN THE UFC. I AM THE BEST LIGHTWEIGHT IN MIXED MARTIAL ARTS HISTORY. >>UNDISPUTED LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION. >>I AM GOING TO MAUL HIM. LIKE ALWAYS.>>EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+. UFC 242. KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV RETURNS TO THE OCTAGON TO DEFEND HIS TITLE.

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