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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje (10/24/2020) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UFC Fight Island)


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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje 
October 24, 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UFC Fight Island) 

UFC Lightweight Championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov © (155vs. Justin Gaethje (155)(third defense) - Nurmagomedov, SUB (triangle choke), R2 (1:34)
Robert Whittaker (186) vs. Jared Cannonier (185) - Whittaker, DEC (unanimous)
Alexander Volkov (265) vs. Walt Harris (254) - Volkov, TKO (front kick to the body and punches), R2 (1:15)
Jacob Malkoun (186) vs. Phil Hawes (186) - Hawes, KO (punches), R1 (0:18)
Lauren Murphy (126) vs. Liliya Shakirova (126) - Murphy, SUB (rear naked choke), R2 (3:31)
Magomed Ankalaev (205) vs. Ion Cuțelaba (205.5) - Ankalaev, KO (punches), R1 (4:19)

ESPN2/ESPN+ Preliminary Card:
Stefan Struve (265) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265) - Tuivasa, KO (punches), R1 (4:59)
Nathaniel Wood (140) vs. Casey Kenney (140) - Kenney, DEC (unanimous)
Alex Oliveira (173)** vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171) - Rakhmonov, SUB (guillotine choke), R1 (4:40)     
Da Un Jung (206) vs. Sam Alvey (206) - DRAW (split)

Fight Pass Preliminary Card:
Liana Jojua (126) vs. Miranda Maverick (126) - Maverick, TKO (doctor stoppage), R1 (5:00)
Joel Álvarez (159.5)* vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.5) - Álvarez, SUB (armbar), R1 (3:00) 

*Forfeits 30% of purse for missing weight
**Forfeits 20% of purse for missing weight

Buyrate: 675,000

Event Bonuses ($50,000)
Performance of the Night: Magomed Ankalaev
Performance of the Night: Khabib Nurmagomedov
Fight of the Night: Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney

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If Justin Gaethje becomes the first fighter to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov to go with the battering of Tony Ferguson, that will be one of the greatest fighter years in MMA history. Couture in 2003, Shogun Rua in 2005 and fuck Jon Jones' 2011.

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1 minute ago, twiztor said:

making this post mainly to remind myself of the special start time:

Early Prelims @ 9:30AM (central)
Main Card @ 1PM (central)

Cheers. Early Happy Birthday returns to you. I remember you saying it was your birthday when Khabib vs. Gaethje was announced. I'd not forgotten.

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At least the free airing is only on a six day delay. BT Sport seems to be less of an arsehole about things like that, compared to the competition. For example, how long after McGregor vs Mayweather happened did Sky let it air on a Free channel?

Spoiler

They still haven't

 

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I'm dying at Khabib facetiming with Cormier.

"When you fight Stipe Miocic. First round you go for the leg and take him down. He get back up. Then you change your entire gameplan. This is difference between you and me. You try once. I will try a hundred times."

Cormier gotta be wondering why he's friends with this fucking guy.

 

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