Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier

Opening betting odds set

The opening betting odds for the upcoming fight between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Dustin Poirier have been set.

This fight is slated to headline the upcoming UFC 242 pay-per-view event. The Las Vegas-based promotion made the news public on Tuesday. This comes after Khabib inked a new UFC contract.

According to Five Dimes, Khabib is a -350 favorite over Poirier, who is a +250 underdog. These odds are expected to change as the fight gets closer to taking place.

Khabib defeated Conor McGregor via fourth-round submission by way of neck crank back in October at the UFC 229 pay-per-view event. This fight marked Khabib’s latest bout to take place inside of the Octagon.

In his latest fight under the UFC banner, Poirier beat Max Holloway by a hard-fought unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 236. The win earned him the interim UFC lightweight title.

The UFC 242 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at a venue TBA in Abu Dhabi. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET and the ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+.

No other fights have been announced for this show but the promotion will be adding more bouts in the coming months.

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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

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