Khabib Nurmagomedov Arrives in New Jersey for UFC 302!

✔ “The Eagle has landed in Jersey City”

Makhachev’s Mentor: Khabib in the Corner

In the highly anticipated UFC 302 event this weekend, lightweight champion Islam Makhachev will defend his title for the third time against the formidable Dustin Poirier. Adding to the drama, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed he will be in Makhachev’s corner.

“The Eagle has landed in Jersey City. He will be in my corner. I am very happy because he is one of the best to have in the corner, coach, brother, my friend,” Makhachev shared in a recent Instagram video. Khabib’s expertise and experience are seen as invaluable assets for Makhachev as he prepares to face one of the most experienced fighters in the division.


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Strategic Edge and Preparation

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s presence is not just symbolic but strategic. Known for his wrestling prowess and fight IQ, Khabib has been instrumental in shaping Makhachev’s career. His insights and tactical advice could be crucial in countering Poirier’s striking skills and grappling defense. This mentorship has been a cornerstone of Makhachev’s success, and fans are eager to see how this dynamic duo will tackle Poirier’s challenge.

Main Event: Clash of Titans

The main event features Makhachev, who has built a reputation for his dominant ground game and relentless pressure, against Poirier, known for his knockout power and resilience. Poirier’s recent victory over Michael Chandler has positioned him as a top contender, eager to reclaim the title. Meanwhile, Makhachev aims to solidify his legacy with another successful title defense, showcasing the superiority of his training and preparation.

Co-Main Event: Strickland vs. Costa

The co-main event is set to be a thrilling middleweight clash between Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa. Strickland, coming off a tough loss to Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297, is known for his aggressive striking and durability. Costa, a powerhouse with a penchant for explosive knockouts, seeks redemption after his defeat to Robert Whittaker. Both fighters are known for their entertaining fight styles, making this a highly anticipated showdown.

Complete Fight Card for UFC 302

Here’s the lineup for UFC 302, taking place in New Jersey:

Main Card

Starts at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 1st

•Lightweight Title Bout: Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Dustin Poirier

•Middleweight: Sean Strickland vs. Paulo Costa

•Middleweight: Kevin Holland vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

•Heavyweight: Jailton Almeida vs. Alexandr Romanov

•Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos

Preliminary Card

Starts at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 1st – Broadcast on UFC Fight Pass

•Middleweight: Cesar Almeida vs. Roman Kopylov

•Lightweight: Grant Dawson vs. Joe Solecki

•Welterweight: Phil Rowe vs. Jake Matthews

•Welterweight: Niko Price vs. Alex Morono

Early Preliminary Card

Starts at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 1st – Broadcast on UFC Fight Pass

•Welterweight: Mickey Gall vs. Bassil Hafez

•Women’s Bantamweight: Ailin Perez vs. Joselyne Edwards

•Flyweight: Nyamjargal Tumendemberel vs. Andre Lima

Please note that the fight card is subject to change. Watch Schedule

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