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FIGHT TONIGHT || UFC 254 | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

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FIGHT  UFC 254
MMA  FIGHT  – UFC
Date: Saturday, 24 October 2020
Venue: Abu Dhab .

Just hours remain until the eagerly-awaited blockbuster lightweight clash at UFC 254 gets under way.

The main event in Abu Dhabi is one MMA fans can hardly wait for as Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his title against hard hitting Justin Gaethje

Having hosted UFC 253 where Israel Adesanya stopped Paulo Costa, the UAE will now welcome the two star fighters for their headline bout.

The undefeated Eagle beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019 in his last fight and has had to wait to return to the Octagon.

He was supposed to headline UFC 249 in May but had to pull out due to the complications surrounding the COVID-19 lockdown.

Gaethje stepped in at the last minute and claimed a superb win over Tony Ferguson to win an interim belt and set himself up to fight the dominant champion.

The two weighed in on Friday with both making 155 pounds before staring each other down.

Now the two will face off at UFC 254 and here’s everything you need to know about it…

Start time

This is a weird one. Normally UFC events have the same start times, this time round it’s absolutely topsy turvy so pay close attention to the times below. For those in other regions, the UFC has a great list of start times.

US

  • The main card starts Oct. 24, 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).
  • The prelims start Oct. 24, 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT).
  • The early prelims start Oct. 24, 10.15 a.m. ET (7.15 a.m. PT).

UK

  • The main card starts Oct. 24, 7 p.m. BST.
  • The prelims start Oct. 24, 5 p.m. BST.
  • The early prelims start Oct 24, 3.15 BST.

Australia

  • The main card starts Oct. 25, 5 a.m. AEDT.
  • The prelims start Oct. 25, 3 a.m. AEDT.
  • The early prelims start Oct. 25, 1.15 a.m. AEDT.

Fight Card

This card is subject to change. We’ll try and keep updated as much as possible.

Main Card

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje,
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
  • Jacob Malhoun vs. Phil Hawes
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

Prelims

  • Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rahkmonov
  • Da-un Ung vs. Sam Alvey

Early Prelims

  • Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
  • Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev