UFC returns to ‘Fight Island’ headlined by the UFC Lightweight Championship as current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to go head-to-head against interim champion Justin Gaethje.
The undefeated Nurmagomedov hasn’t fought since a title defence over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019. In the meantime, Gaethje picked up the interim belt against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May. Now the two fighters will come together to decide the undisputed champion.
In the co-main event, Australia’s own and former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker takes on Jared Cannonier in the middleweight bout.
Another anticipated fight on the card will be the light heavyweight bout between Magomed Ankalaev Ion Cutelaba who first met at UFC Fight Night 169 in March where Ankalaev won via a controversial knockout and after several delays finally get the chance to meet again at this event for a re-match.
Main Card from 5am (AEDT) LIVE on MAIN EVENT on Foxtel
Main Event: Khabib Nurmagomedov (Russia) (28-0) v Justin Gaethje (USA) (22-2) Lightweight Title Bout
Co-Main Event: Robert Whittaker (Australia) (22-5) v Jared Cannonier (USA) (13-4) Middleweight Bout
Alexander Volkov (Russia) (31-8) v Walt Harris (USA) (13-8) Heavyweight Bout
Lauren Murphy (USA) (13-4) v Cynthia Calvillo (USA) (9-1) Women’s Flyweight Bout
Magomed Ankalaev (Russia) (13-1) v Ion Cutelaba (Moldova) (15-5) Light Heavyweight Bout
UFC 254: KHABIB v GAETHJE
Sunday, OCTOBER 25 from 5am AEDT
Foxtel’s MAIN EVENT Channel 521