Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will hold a special pre-fight media day for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, who collide for “The Eagle’s” lightweight strap atop the UFC 254 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, booked for Sat., Oct. 24, 2020 inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
The media day kicks off today (Oct. 1) at 1 p.m. ET in the embedded video above.
Nurmagomedov (28-0) has been nothing short of unstoppable during his lightweight run, which includes his 30-month tenure as 155-pound champion. Among his victims are former champion Conor McGregor and top contender Dustin Poirier.
Gaethje (22-2), no slouch himself in one of the promotion’s more competitive weight classes, earned his crack at the division crown by stopping Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 last May. “The Highlight” has registered four straight wins since early 2018, all by way of knockout.
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