UFC 254 poster revealed for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24

September 30, 2020


UFC 254 poster revealed for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24

UFC 253 is in the books and what a night of fights that was. While the highly anticipated Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa bout didn’t end up living up to the “Fight of the Year” hype (watch highlights), UFC President, Dana White, was selling, it was still a treat to see “Last Stylebender” dispatch such a dangerous foe with ease.

Next up: UFC 254 on Oct. 24, 2020, also on “Fight Island.” And it also features a “Fight of the Year” contender in Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje. And for those of you afraid that Khabib may not make it into the cage, consider this: Nurmagomedov is already in Abu Dhabi, safely inside the “Fight Island” bubble. Eagle-eyed fans may have noted his quiet presence in the corner of Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC 253.

Also featured on the card (but not the poster) is an important Middleweight fight with serious title implications between former champ Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier. Cannonier was the man 185-pound champ Israel Adesanya talked up as his next challenger after his routing of Costa … but first Jared will have to get past “Bobby Knuckles.”

UFC 254’s confirmed card as it stands:

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba

Also reportedly on the card, but still in a strange limbo for some reason:

Stefan Struve vs. Tai Taivasa
Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes
Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey
Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov



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