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Dustin Poirier and Andrea Lee representing Louisiana at UFC 242

Louisiana Stand Up!

By:
  • Joel Rodgers
Pictured:
  • Andrea Lee and Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi. Photo credit: Tony Kelley

Stand up Louisiana! Lafayette’s Dustin Poirier and Shreveport’s Andrea Lee will be in action this weekend at UFC 242.

Dustin Poirier will face the undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov and Andrea Lee will face scottish Joanne Calderwood. Both fights taking place Abu Dhabi – site of UFC 242.

UFC interim titleholder Dustin Poirier faces off with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 242 card from Abu Dhabi.

Dustin Poirier (25-5) vs Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0)

Andrea Lee (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was in action in June, scoring a decision win over Montana De La Rosa. “KGB” is undefeated in the UFC, also owning victories over Ashlee Evans-Smith and Veronica Macedo.

Calderwood (13-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) returns to action following a disappointing decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian at June’s UFC 238 event. Prior to the setback, the Scottish striker had put together back-to-back wins over Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria.

Official UFC rankings have Calderwood at #5 and Lee at #7, although a win for Lee would really boost her hopes significantly of getting the next crack at the belt against Valentina Shevchenko.

UFC 242 now includes:

  • Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim champ Dustin Poirier
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
  • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
  • Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Magomed Mustafaev
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee

For more on UFC 242, check out the MMA Schedule.

The photo below was provided by Tony Kelley and was taken in Abu Dhabi.

(pictured above: Tony Kelley, Aspen Ladd, Jim (owner of Cobra Fitness in Abu Dhabi), Andrea Lee, Jim West, Tim Creduer)

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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