Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his light-weight crown in opposition to Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this weekend in what guarantees to be an exhilarating evening of MMA motion.
Champion Khabib final fought in September 2019, when he beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 however his return to the Octagon has been hit by the COVID-19 lockdown.
He was as a consequence of face Tony Ferguson in Could however needed to pull out as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
Gaethje stepped in and promptly produced a shocking win over Ferguson to propel himself into the UFC elite and arrange a title battle with Nurmagomedov.
In ending Ferguson, Gaethje was given the interim belt, however has repeatedly shrugged off that strap and even refused to be pictured with it on the pre-fight press convention.
The 2 weighed in on Friday with each making 155 kilos earlier than staring one another down and are actually able to face off at UFC 254.
UFC 254: How you can watch
This predominant occasion will happen on Saturday, October 24 and is being held behind closed doorways on the Flash Discussion board in Abu Dhabi.
The prelims will get underneath means from 3.15pm earlier than the six-strong predominant card begins at round 7pm. Khabib vs Gaethje will headline the night from round 10pm.
This occasion will likely be pay-per-view within the UK and is being proven on BT Sport Field Workplace. Their protection will start at 7pm.
It is going to value £19.95 and might be bought by means of the BT Participant, on BT Sport’s web site or their app.
Will probably be proven by means of the BT Sport Field Workplace channel on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
The present may also be bought after which dwell streamed on cellular units with the BT Sport Field Workplace app for iOS and Android.
The early prelims will likely be proven on UFC’s Struggle Go for subscribers as regular.
Within the US, all prelim bouts will likely be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
UFC 254: How you can hear dwell on talkSPORT
Full radio commentary for the occasion will likely be dwell on talkSPORT 2 this weekend.
Our protection, hosted by Ade Oladipo, will begin at 7pm on talksport.com and can then be dwell on talkSPORT 2 from 8pm.
Adam Catterall and Nick Peet will likely be on commentary responsibility for Khabib vs Gaethje.
talksport.com may also have all the newest information, views and response to the battle evening conflict.
To tune in from 7pm, click on the radio participant under or HERE for the dwell stream.
UFC 254: Struggle card
Full card is topic to vary
- Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje (ic), Light-weight
- Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, Middleweight
- Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris, Heavyweight
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba, Gentle Heavyweight
- Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes, Middleweight
- Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa, Heavyweight
- Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, Welterweight
- Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey, Gentle Heavyweight
- Nathaniel Wooden vs. Casey Kenney, Catchweight
- Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick, Girls’s Flyweight
- Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev, Light-weight
UFC 254: Story of the tape
Khabib Nurmagomedov – Justin Gaethje
Age: 32 – 31
Nationality: Russian – American
Top: 5ft 10 (178cm) – 5ft 11 (180cm)
Weight: 155lb (70kg) – 155lb (70kg)
Model and stance: Sambo / Orthodox – Wrestling / Orthodox
Document: 28/0 – 24/2
Knockouts/Submissions: 18 – 20
Final battle: Beat Dustin Poirier – Beat Tony Ferguson