Abu Dhabi: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje will take place on October 24, 2020 at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In the main event, we will see a UFC Lightweight Championship unification bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting out of San Jose, California and interim champion Justin Gaethje fighting out of Greeley, Colorado. In the co-main event, we will see a middleweight bout between former UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker fighting out of Menai, New South Wales, Australia and Jared Cannonier fighting out of Alaska.
The main card is scheduled to begin at 10:00 pm (2 pm ET) local time in Abu Dhabi, with a full preliminary card beginning at approximately 10:15 am ET. Below you can find the fight card for UFC 244.
Fight card, bout order and the amount of matches subject to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FightBook MMA has your UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje betting odds below:
Odds for Khabib to win: -277
Odds for Gaethje to win: +223
Khabib by Submission: +265
Gaethje by KO: +357
The betting market has set Khabib as a -277 favorite, on average, with Gaethje coming back as a +223 underdog. The early odds and action give the champ a 70.24% chance to stay unbeaten. These odds and any significant bonuses can vary prior to betting on UFC 254, so take some time to explore the individual sportsbook reviews found on this site. Despite being out of the ring for over a year, whereas Gaethje shook off his own Octagon rust in May.
Gaethje is fresh off the biggest win of his career over Tony Ferguson, showcasing a clinical performance with a 5th round TKO win at UFC 249. Nurmagomedov last fight is when he took on top contender Dustin Poirier and was able to defeat him in the 2nd round by submission at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Fighter Profile:
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-277)
- Professional Record: 28-0-0
- Nickname: The Eagle
- From: Russia
- Fight Camp: AKA
- Last Fight: Win – Submission against Dustin Poirier
- Notable Victories: Conor McGregor, Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza
Justin Gaethje (+223)
- Professional Record: 22-2-0
- Nickname: The Highlight
- From: USA
- Fight Camp: Genesis Training Center
- Last Fight: Win – TKO against Tony Ferguson
- Notable Victories: Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Fight Card:
UFC 254 PPV Main Event:
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. UFC Interim Lightweight Titleholder Justin Gaethje
UFC 254 PPV Main Card:
185 lbs.: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Alexander Volkov
155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev
125 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
205 lbs.: Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev
UFC 254 Prelims Card:
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
135 lbs.: Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
125 lbs.: Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Da Un Jung
155 lbs.: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun