The next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pay-per-view (PPV) venture will feature one of the biggest fights of the year when Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim title holder, Justin Gaethje, collide in an epic title unification match at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, 2020,
The title fight — which is set to go down inside Flash Forum on on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — will be “The Eagle’s” first since losing his father and trainer earlier this year to COVID-19. For Gaethje, it will be his return to action after utterly dominating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 (see it), the promotion’s first event back after a lengthy hiatus because of the ongoing pandemic.
The fight means so much to both men for different reasons, as Gaethje is looking to become the unified champion, while Khabib hopes to keep his undefeated (28-0, 12-0 UFC) record intact on his way to ending his storied combat career with a mint record.
Before the two men get it on in the center of the Octagon, the promotion will start pushing out as much promo material as it can to pump up the big ESPN+-streamed PPV card, which will also feature a Middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 254 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2/ESPN+ at 12 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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