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After more than a year on the sidelines, Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the Octagon this weekend to make the third defence of his lightweight title.
Standing between Nurmagomedov and his 29th professional victory is his interim 155lb counterpart Justin Gaethje, whom he’ll meet in the main event of UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
The promotion’s ninth pay-per-view card of the year has also thrown up a tasty and a pivotal middleweight affair between former champion Robert Whittaker and the in-form Jared Cannonier.
From top to bottom, UFC 254 is absolutely stacked with entertaining fights, making it a must-watch for even the most casual mixed martial arts fan.
Here’s everything you need to know about the card:
When and where is UFC 254 taking place?
UFC 254 takes place at the Flash Forum on Fight Island (Yas Island), Abu Dhabi on Saturday, October 24.
What channel is UFC 254 on?
The main card and the preliminary fights will be available to purchase on BT Sport Box Office. The prelims will be available to watch on UFC Fight Pass and BT Sport 2.
What time will UFC 254’s main event start?
Nurmagomedov and Gaethje are expected to make their respective walks to the Octagon at around 22:15PM BST (17:15pm ET and 14:15pm PT).
Can I watch UFC 254 online?
Those hoping to watch the ninth pay-per-view card through their mobile device or laptop will be able to purchase the event via BT Sport’s Box Office app and website.
The preliminary fights will be available to watch on the UFC’s Fight Pass service and BT Sport 2.
UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje card fight card
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje – (lightweight title unification bout)
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier – (middleweight bout)
Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris – (heavyweight bout)
Jacob Malkoun vs Phil Hawes – (middleweight bout)
Lauren Murphy vs Liliya Shakirova – (women’s flyweight bout)
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba – (light-heavyweight bout)
Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa – (heavyweight bout)
Alex Oliveira vs Shavkat Rakhmonov – (welterweight bout)
Da Un Jung vs Sam Alvey – (light-heavyweight bout)
Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney – (catchweight bout – 140lb)
Liana Jojua vs Miranda Maverick – (women’s flyweight bout)
Joel Alvarez vs Alexander Yakovlev – (lightweight bout)