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Khabib Nurmagomedov is BACK to defend title against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on September 7 having served ban for Conor McGregor brawl Khabib Nurmagomedov will have served nine-month ban by September 7   He was punished for post fight brawl after victory over Conor McGregor   But lightweight king will defend his belt against Dustin Poirier in huge fight  He will put undefeated record on the line and challenger has won five in a row 

By Will Griffee For Mailonline

Published: 23:00 BST, 4 June 2019 | Updated: 23:02 BST, 4 June 2019

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Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his long-awaited return to action at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on September 7. 

He will fight Dustin Poirier, who defeated Max Holloway for the interim lightweight title and the right to face the unbeaten Dagestani. 

Khabib last stepped into the octagon in October 2018 for the now infamous UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor that was marred by a post-fight brawl he sparked by leaping over the cage to attack the Irishman's team-mate Dillon Danis.    

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