Khabib’s UFC 242 title win over Poirier pulled in roughly 26 million views in Russia

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    Well, there’s no denying it - Khabib Nurmagomedov is a global superstar.

    The undefeated Dagestani successfully defended his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 242 and, while US pay-per-view numbers haven’t been released, Russia Today reports that roughly 26 million people — that’s 24 percent of adults — tuned in to watch Khabib’s title fight on Channel One Russia (Perviy Canal), a free TV station in Nurmagomedov’s home country.

    UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier is more likely to have secured around 1-2 million views in the US, given that it was a paid, PPV event. Expect the official…


    Khabib’s UFC 242 title win over Dustin Poirier pulled in roughly 26 million views in Russia
     
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