Hey, UFC lover people!! Its time for another UFC Fight. This time its UFC 254. The main event Khabib vs Gaethje is an upcoming mixed martial arts event scheduled to happen on October 24, 2020, at the Flash Forum on Yas Islan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
When is UFC 254?
The event will basically take place behind the “Closed Door”. The main card of the game will start at 10.00 p.m. local time in Abu Dhabi, with a full preliminary card beginning at 6.15 pm Gulf Standard Time.
Where is UFC 254?
UFC 254 will be held at Flash Forum on Yas Islan, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Let’s talk in a brief about the lightweight championship which is a unification bout between current Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedv and Justin Gaethje. These two will most likely serve as the headlines. The UFC authority scheduled this match with UFC 253 but they could not decide on the date.
UFC also made an option as “Backup Fighter” and signed a contract with Michael Chandler who is a three-time Bellator Lightweight Worldchampion. Chandler is regarded as a potential replacement for this fight.
Who is Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Khabib as the name suggests this fighting beast has come from Russia. With an excruciating record of 28 wins and no losses, he holds the record of the longest “undefeated streak” in MMA.
Until now he holds the ranking as #2 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. He is also known as the Eagle this man is a black belter in Judo. He is also the first Muslim to win a UFC title.
Khabib once explained why they call him the eagle in an interview. He said-“ The Eagle is representative of the Dagestan Republic, where I was born and lived. I would like to be a worth representative of my motherland and of my people. So I like this name.”
He specializes in Sambo, Judo, and wrestling. As of September 2019, he is the most followed Russian celebrity on Instagram with 17.5 Million followers closely trailed by Olga Bujova with 16.3 Million, TV show DOM-2 presenter.
Who is Justin Gaethje?
Known as “the Highlight” Justin Ray Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona. He is an American martial artist who fights under the lightweight championship. One of the amazing facts of Justin is he began his wrestling when he was only four years old that made him actually a born fighter.
No wonder he is the current Interim UFC lightweight champion. He fights mostly with a pretty aggressive stand-up stance and rarely takes down. Justin is also such an enchanting player with 22 wins and only two losses. He currently ranks #8 in the UFC’s men pound-for-pound champion.
Robert Whittaker who is the UFC middleweight champion and Jared Cannonier will face themselves in a middleweight bout. The game was originally scheduled on March, UFC 248. But Whittaker took it down for some personal reasons.
Yair Rodriguez Latin American featherweight champion and Zabit Magomedsharipov are expected to fight in this category. This pairing happened to meet two times previously. But Rodriguez had to pull out on both times for his injury.
Where and How to Watch UFC 254 Live?
You can watch UFC 254 with BT sport monthly pass without signing up for the contract. Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT sports website or BT sport app on a variety of devices like laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
US fans can watch UFC 254 via ESPN+.