UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje -- Start time, how to watch and full fight card
UFC 254 takes place this Saturday and features 2020's biggest fight of the year: a lightweight unification contest between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
It might also be the most compelling match-up of 2020 from a styles standpoint.
In one corner is Nurmagomedov: The most dominant champion in UFC history. With a record of 28-0, he's only lost one round in his entire MMA career -- against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 -- and has dominated almost every other second he's been in the octagon.
In the other corner, possibly his nightmare match-up. Justin Gaethje is not just a technical brawler with concrete slabs for hands (and maybe the best leg kicks in MMA) he's also a world class wrestler. The consensus is Gaethje has a better chance than anyone to keep this fight on the feet and out of Nurmagomedov's comfort zone -- taking people down against the cage and absolutely wrecking people with ground and pound until they're sapped of all life and energy. If you want further insight into this match-up, you can't do better than Inside The Octagon with Dan Hardy. Great show, great insight.
If you want a little more information on the fight and the backstory leading up to the contest, I recommend UFC Countdown.
UFC 254's undercard is pretty light, with the exception of one fight: A middleweight contest between former champ Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier. That one will be an absolute banger so don't miss it. Whittaker is one of ...
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