UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje — Begin time, the way to watch and full combat card
UFC 254 takes place this Saturday and options 2020’s greatest combat of the yr: a light-weight unification contest betweenand .
It may additionally be essentially the most compelling match-up of 2020 from a kinds standpoint.
In a single nook is Nurmagomedov: Essentially the most dominant champion in UFC historical past. With a report of 28-0, he is solely misplaced one spherical in his whole MMA profession — towards— and has dominated nearly each different second he is been within the octagon.
Within the different nook, presumably his nightmare match-up. Justin Gaethje isn’t just a technical brawler with concrete slabs for arms (and possibly the very best leg kicks in MMA) he is additionally a world class wrestler. The consensus is Gaethje has a greater probability than anybody to maintain this combat on the ft and out of Nurmagomedov’s consolation zone — taking folks down towards the cage and completely wrecking folks with floor and pound till they’re sapped of all life and power. If you would like additional perception into this match-up, you possibly can’t do higher than Inside The Octagon with Dan Hardy. Nice present, nice perception.
If you would like just a little extra info on the combat and the backstory main as much as the competition, I like to recommend UFC Countdown.
UFC 254’s undercard is fairly gentle, excluding one combat: A middleweight contest between former champ Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier. That one might be an absolute banger so do not miss it. Whittaker is without doubt one of the finest UFC middleweights ever and Cannonier has been a wrecking ball within the final couple of years. The winner will probably face off towards present champ, so tune in.
Learn how to watch UFC 254
This yr the UFC entered a brand new partnership with ESPN. That is nice information for the UFC and the enlargement of the game of MMA, however dangerous information for client selection. Particularly in the event you’re one of many UFC followers who wish to watch UFC stay within the US.
Within the US, if you wish to know the way to watch UFC 254, you may solely discover the combat evening on PPV by ESPN Plus. The fee construction is a bit complicated, however listed here are the choices to observe UFC on ESPN, in keeping with ESPN’s website.
- Current yearly ESPN Plus subscribers can order the upcoming UFC combat for $65.
- Current month-to-month ESPN Plus subscribers will be capable of both improve to an annual plan and purchase UFC PPV for $85 or buy the flexibility to observe the UFC occasion on PPV for $65 by itself.
- New ESPN Plus subscribers should purchase a bundle of 1 UFC PPV occasion (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $85. The ESPN Plus annual ESPN subscription will auto-renew after one yr, on the value of an ESPN Plus annual subscription on the time of auto-renewal.
You are able to do all the above on the hyperlink beneath.
MMA followers within the UK can watch UFC 254 completely by BT Sport. There are extra choices in the event you stay in Australia. You may watch UFC 254 by Essential Occasion on Foxtel. You may also watch on the UFC web site or utilizing its app. You may even order utilizing your PlayStation 4 or utilizing the UFC app in your Xbox One.
It is a bizarre one. Usually UFC occasions have the identical begin occasions, this time spherical it is completely topsy turvy so pay shut consideration to the occasions beneath. For these in different areas, the UFC has an amazing checklist of begin occasions.
- The principle card begins Oct. 24, 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT).
- The prelims begin Oct. 24, 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT).
- The early prelims begin Oct. 24, 10.15 a.m. ET (7.15 a.m. PT).
- The principle card begins Oct. 24, 7 p.m. BST.
- The prelims begin Oct. 24, 5 p.m. BST.
- The early prelims begin Oct 24, 3.15 BST.
- The principle card begins Oct. 25, 5 a.m. AEDT.
- The prelims begin Oct. 25, 3 a.m. AEDT.
- The early prelims begin Oct. 25, 1.15 a.m. AEDT.
This card is topic to vary. One combat scheduled for the early prelims, Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov, has been cancelled after Umar Nurmagomedov contracted a nasty staph an infection. Anticipate the cardboard to shuffle round just a little to accomodate. We’ll replace when we have now extra concrete particulars.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje,
- Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
- Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
- Jacob Malhoun vs. Phil Hawes
- Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
- Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Jacob Malkoun vs. Phillip Hawes
- Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rahkmonov
- Da-un Ung vs. Sam Alvey
- Nathaniel Wooden vs. Casey Kenney
- Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
- Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev