Full fight card released for UFC 242
The UFC 242 card appears to be complete with 16 fights official for Abu Dhabi on September 7th. Among the most recent batch of bouts to be released is a lightweight rematch between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder.
Barboza (20-7) first fought Felder (16-4) in 2015. The Brazilian prevailed on that occasion but the American has been successful of late, winning four out of his last five UFC bouts.
By contrast Barboza has lost three out of his last four although all those defeats have come at the hands of top ranked lightweights, among them Khabib Nurmagomedov who headlines UFC 242.
The event will take place at Du Arena and as previously announced, it will be headlined by a lightweight unification bout between Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
There is a strong Russian presence on the card with Shamil Abdurakhimov, Muslim Salikhov, Islam Makhachev and Mairbek Taisumov all fighting as well as Nurmagomedov. The only Asian representative is Japanese welterweight Takashi Sato.