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UFC 254

UFC Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, returns to action on Oct. 24, 2020, against interim 155-pound kingpin, Justin Gaethje, to once again make the belt whole in a title unification bout scheduled for five rounds in the main event of UFC 254, which takes place on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The highly anticipated showdown will mark the conclusion of the promotion's international run abroad, returning to the United States immediately afterward to close out its complicated 2020 fight season. In UFC 254's ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, former Middleweight roost ruler, Robert Whittaker, will attempt to spoil the Middleweight title hopes of top-ranked division contender, Jared Cannonier. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 254 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Fight Island" right here before, during and well after the live show concludes.

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like Khabib

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov surpasses boxing icon Muhammad Ali on list of all-time greatest fighters, according to former heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier.

White ‘Just Reached Out’ To Khabib

UFC President Dana White just reached out to former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to see if he’s interested in something and the undefeated "Eagle" promptly responded.

Gaethje Headed For Surgery

UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje will be going under the knife this month but plans one last run toward the division title starting early 2023.

Tony! Tony! Tony! (Has Done It Again)

Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson? "Iron" is willing to fight "El Cucuy" if the former TUF champ is willing to adhere to a "normal" UFC timeline.

Oliveira: Gaethje Only Talks To Get Attention

UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will not be rattled by any trash talk from attention-seeking 155-pound title contender Justin Gaethje.

GSP: ‘We’re Never Going To See’ Khabib Fight

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-pierre is conflicted as to whether or not it’s a good thing that a super-fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov never materialized.

Khabib: Being UFC Champ Is Like Being ‘Held In A Prison’

Khabib Nurmagomedov compares being a professional athlete — particularly to the level of UFC champion — to a prison sentence.

Khabib Details Battle With Mumps Prior To UFC 254

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov details the injuries that nearly kept him out of his title defense against Justin Gaethje back at UFC 254.

Struve Retires From UFC

Longtime UFC heavyweight Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve retired from MMA at age 32 after continually battling injuries and health issues.

Khabib Names Hard-Hitting Opponent

Khabib Nurmagomedov names the one UFC fighter who hit him the hardest during his hall-of-fame MMA career, and it’s not former champion Conor McGregor.

Khabib Launches New MMA Promotion On Fight Pass

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to stay retired but will remain involved with MMA through Eagle Fighting Championship.

Cannonier Eyes Costa, Till For UFC Return

UFC middleweight contender Jared Cannonier reveals his recovery timeline after breaking his arm and hopes to score fights against Paulo Costa or Darren Till.

Khabib Has A Little Message For Dana White

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov addressed promotion president Dana White on Instagram as talks of his comeback resurface.

No Title For Mac Because Khabib’s Coming Back

UFC President Dana White won’t let Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier compete for the lightweight title because he expects Khabib Nurmagomedov to come back and fight.

Not Happy? Read This!

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov responds to rumors from Dana White that he’s not retired and considering another fight.

Khabib Will Remain Lightweight Champ, ‘There’s No Vacant Or Interim Title’

Adding fuel to the rumors Khabib will return for a 30th win, UFC president Dana White says there are no plans to strip him of the lightweight belt or create an interim title.

White Has A Feeling Khabib Returns For One More

UFC President Dana White says he has been talking to Khabib Nurmagomedov and has a feeling "The Eagle" will not retire just yet and will come back for one more fight in an attempt to get to 30-0.

UFC 254 PPV Buys Fall Far Short Of Record

UFC 254 PPV buys fail to break the promotion’s record despite claims from Dana White that "Khabib vs. Gaethje" was trending "off the charts."

Midnight Mania! Watch Khabib Grimace Through Broken Toe Caught In Fence

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Fergie: ‘Scared’ Khabib Didn’t Retire, He Ran Away

Tony Ferguson reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement at UFC 254 and believes "The Eagle" was so sacred of "El Cucuy" that it made him quit.

Fight Motion! Watch Khabib-Gaethje Battle Via Ghost Cam

UFC 254 "Fight Motion" video for the "Khabib vs Gaethje" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event last Sat. night (Oct. 24 2020) in Abu Dhabi.

Cannonier Forced To Ride The Pine With Wrist Injury

Full list of UFC 254 medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the "Khabib vs Gaethje" event Sat. night (Oct. 24, 2020) from inside Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Media Benches Jones, Promotes Khabib To No. 1

UFC rankings updated to reflect Khabib Nurmagomedov at the top of the pound-for-pound list while former media darling and ex-No. 1 fighter Jon Jones complains.

Khabib Posts Photo, X-Ray Of Broken Foot

Khabib Nurmagomedov broken foot X-ray and photo released on Instagram to show what "The Eagle" suffered through ahead of UFC 254 on Fight Island.

Jones: I’m The G.O.A.T., Khabib Just Started Fighting Elite Competition

Jon Jones once again took the time to explain why he is the greatest MMA fighter of all time, and not Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired undefeated at 29-0.

Ankalaev Wants ‘Shogun’ Or ‘Lionheart’ Next

Magomed Ankalaev is looking for a fight against either Mauricio Rua or Anthony Smith next after knocking out Ion Cutelaba at UFC 254.

DC: Khabib Didn’t Want To Hurt Gaethje In Front Of His Parents

Daniel Cormier reveals a very interesting conversation he had with Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 254 in which "The Eagle" explained why he opted to submit Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke instead of an armbar.

Mac Early Betting Favorite To Win Vacant Strap

UFC odds: Conor McGregor betting favorite to win Khabib Nurmagomedov’s vacant lightweight title with Dustin Poirier a close second.

Costa Wants ‘Amazing Fight’ Against Whittaker

Top middleweight contender Paulo Costa wants a showdown against former champion Robert Whittaker after "The Reaper" topped Jared Cannonier at UFC 254.

Diaz: Khabib Is 29-1 After Losing Street Fight

Despite his UFC 254 victory over Justin Gaethje, Nate Diaz believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire with a record of 29-1 after getting slapped at WSOF back in 2015.

Cannonier Suffered Broken Arm In Loss To ‘Reaper’

Jared Cannonier suffered a broken arm in his loss to Robert Whittaker in the UFC 254 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event last Sat. night (Oct. 24) on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

What’s Next For Justin Gaethje?

It’s time to see what could be next for Justin Gaethje after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in a title unification bout on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.


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