Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 254 goes down on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
One of the biggest lightweight fights in years will serve as the main event today, with undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov meeting interim champ Justin Gaethje. The co-main will see former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker sharing the cage with the surging Jared Cannonier. The winner of that bout could be meeting 185-pound kingpin Israel Adesanya next.
This post will cover the preliminary card. The featured fight of the prelims will see veteran Stefan Struve taking on Tai Tuivasa in the heavyweight division.
To cater to the European fanbase that loves Khabib (and the time change from Abu Dhabi), UFC 254 will kick off early in North America. The prelims will begin with two Fight Pass fights (that will also air on ESPN+) at 11am ET/8am PT. Things will move to ESPN 2 (and remain on ESPN+) for four more prelim fights at Noon ET/9am ET. Then the card will shift to PPV at 2pm ET/11am PT for six main card contests.
This post will cover the UFC 254 preliminary card. There will be separate posts for the first five fights of the main card, and one for Khabib/Gaethje. Enjoy!
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