One of the most anticipated UFC fight cards of the year, maybe of all time, UFC 254, goes down on Saturday. The card is the last of a series that took place at the Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
In the main event, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his strap against interim champion Justin Gaethje. Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler is on the island and has weighed in as an alternate for the fight just in case one of the two men in the main event falls out.
In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker meets Jared Cannonier at 185-pounds.
Order the event below:
UFC 254 results below:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 2 p.m. ET)
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:34
Robert Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Volkov defeated Walt Harris via TKO – Round 2, 1:15
Phil Hawes defeated Jacob Malkoun via KO – Round 1, 0:18
Lauren Murphy defeated Liliya Shakirova via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:31
Magomed Ankalaev defeated Ion Cutelaba via KO – Round 1, 4:19
Prelims (ESPN+, ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET)
Tai Tuivasa defeated Stefan Struve via KO – Round 1, 4:59
Casey Kenney defeated Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shavkat Rakhmonov defeated Alex Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:40
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey ruled a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Prelims (ESPN+ at 11 a.m. ET)
Miranda Maverick defeated Liana Jojua via TKO (cut) – Round 1, 5:00
Joel Alvarez defeated Alexander Yakovlev via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:00
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