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ufc 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje

UFC 254 will feature the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov in possibly the biggest card of the year against Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Initially scheduled to return at UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov had to pull out of the fight after the pandemic put the entire world on a lockdown. However, Tony Ferguson accepted a short-notice match-up against Justin Gaethje for the interim strap, losing the fight via TKO in the fifth round.

UFC 254

While the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov is a huge factor that makes UFC 254 so much more exciting, there are several other interesting match-ups in the card.

Former Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker will take on top-prospect Jared Cannonier in a possible #1 contender’s match for the UFC Middleweight Championship. The winner of the fight is expected to take on Israel Adesanya for the undisputed fight. While Israel Adesanya has favoured Jared Cannonier in the lead-up to the match, should Robert Whittaker secure a victory over Till, we could be in a for a rematch.

Islam Makachev vs Rafael Dos Anjos

Additionally, Alexander Vokov makes his return to the octagon after a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Curtis Blaydes against Walt Harris. After a devastating loss at the hands of Alistair Overeem in his return fight, Walt Harris will look to return to winning ways.

Rafael dos Anjos also makes his Lightweight return against Islam Makachev who will be competing in his first fight post his victory of Davi Ramos at UFC 242.

After an impressive outing against top-ranked Jessica Eye, Cynthia Calvillo has quickly risen to the top. She will look to secure a title shot with win over #4 ranked Lauren Murphy when they meet inside the octagon at UFC 254.

It is believed that the fight between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba is as cursed as Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson. Be that as it may, UFC has booked both the fighters for a record sixth time in hopes that both the fighters settle their beef once and for all at UFC 254.

UFC 254 Main Card

LightweightKhabib Nurmagomedov (c)vs.Justin Gaethje (ic)
MiddleweightRobert Whittakervs.Jared Cannonier
HeavyweightAlexander Volkovvs.Walt Harris
LightweightIslam Makhachevvs.Rafael dos Anjos
Women’s FlyweightCynthia Calvillovs.Lauren Murphy
Light HeavyweightMagomed Ankalaevvs.Ion Cuțelaba

Preliminary Card

HeavyweightStefan Struvevs.Tai Tuivasa
MiddleweightJacob Malkounvs.Phil Hawes

Early Prelims

BantamweightUmar Nurmagomedovvs.Sergey Morozov
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