Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this weekend in what promises to be a thrilling night of MMA action.
Champion Khabib beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 last September but his return to the Octagon has been hit by the COVID-19 lockdown.
He was set to face Tony Ferguson in May but had to pull out due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Gaethje stepped in and promptly produced a stunning win over Ferguson to propel himself into the UFC elite and set up a title fight with Nurmagomedov.
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UFC 254: How to watch
This main event will take place on Saturday, October 24 and is being held behind closed doors at the Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi.
The prelims will get under way from 3.15pm before the six-strong main card starts at around 7pm. Khabib vs Gaethje will headline the evening from around 10pm.
This event will be pay-per-view in the UK and is being shown on BT Sport Box Office. Their coverage will begin at 7pm.
It will cost £19.95 and can be purchased through the BT Player, on BT Sport’s website or their app.
It will be shown through the BT Sport Box Office channel on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
The show can also be purchased and then live streamed on mobile devices with the BT Sport Box Office app for iOS and Android.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass for subscribers as normal.
In the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in English and Spanish.
UFC 254: How to listen live on talkSPORT
Full radio commentary for the event will be live on talkSPORT 2 this weekend.
Our coverage, hosted by Ade Oladipo, will start at 7pm on talksport.com and will then be live on talkSPORT 2 from 8pm.
Adam Catterall and Nick Peet will be on commentary duty for Khabib vs Gaethje.
talksport.com will also have all the latest news, views and reaction to the fight night clash.
To tune in from 7pm, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.
UFC 254: Fight card
Full card is subject to change
- Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje (ic), Lightweight
- Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, Middleweight
- Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris, Heavyweight
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba, Light Heavyweight
- Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes, Middleweight
- Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa, Heavyweight
- Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, Welterweight
- Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey, Light Heavyweight
- Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney, Catchweight
- Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick, Women’s Flyweight
- Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev, Lightweight
UFC 254: Tale of the tape
Khabib Nurmagomedov – Justin Gaethje
Age: 32 – 31
Nationality: Russian – American
Height: 5ft 10 (178cm) – 5ft 11 (180cm)
Weight: 155lb (70kg) – 155lb (70kg)
Style and stance: Sambo / Orthodox – Wrestling / Orthodox
Record: 28/0 – 24/2
Knockouts/Submissions: 18 – 20
Last fight: Beat Dustin Poirier – Beat Tony Ferguson