UFC 254 Radio-Style PBP – KHABIB vs. GAETHJE: Combat Culture YT Commentary

Join us tonight for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 254 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions,…

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UFC 254 Radio-Style PBP – KHABIB vs. GAETHJE: Combat Culture YT Commentary
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Join us tonight for a ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast of the UFC 254 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions, which will begin at 1:30-2PM ET, around the start of the much-anticipated Featured Prelim bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba. Throughout the telecast, our host, Matt Ryan, along with his co-host, Harry Terjanian, will be doing a radio-style play-by-play/commentary broadcast of every single important bit of violence. The show is a live YouTube stream, that will broadcast from New Jersey in the video player above. Please join us and be sure to subscribe to Combat Culture on YouTube.

Tonight, the UFC showcases a card featuring a unification title fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship. In that featured bout we have Champion vs Champion — KHABIB and GAETHJE going at it in the main event of the UFC 254 PPV card, which is being broadcast from the #UFCFIGHTISLAND Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, off Dubai, United Arab Emeritus.

UFC lightweight champion Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov, enters the octagon for the first time since the loss of his father, with an undefeated 28-0 record. The 32-year-old Russian champion fighting out of The American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, Cali, has been pitted up against our contender, interim UFC lightweight champion: Justin ‘The Highlight ‘ Gaethje. Our American combatant, holding a 22-2 fight record, enters the octagon a slight underdog. The 31-year-old brawler has a one inch height advantage and an equal reach going for him in his efforts to break Nurmagomedov’s undefeated streak tonight.

Also on the card, a middleweight scrap for our co-main event; it’s a battle between the fight veteran Robert ‘The Reaper’ Whittaker, who enters the octagon a moderate favorite, with a 21-5 record at 29 years of age, taking on a solid competitor in, Jared ‘Killa Gorilla’ Cannonier, with a 13-4 fight record at 36 years of age. As if that’s not enough, we also have an exciting heavyweight tilt between Alexander ‘Drago’ Volkov, who is set to face off against Walt ‘The Big Ticket’ Harris – which will have been preceded by a fully-packed undercard; with two sets of prelims starting as early as 8am on the West Coast here in the States! What a wild day full of fights we have to share with you!!!

Here’s a look at the upcoming fight card & records:

UFC 254: ‘KHABIB VS GAETHJE’
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. OCT 24 – 2PM/11AM ETPT

12. UFC Lightweight Championship – Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2)

11. 185lbs – Robert Whittaker (21-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4)

10: 265lbs – Alexander Volkov (31-8) vs. Walt Harris (13-8)

9. 185lbs – Phil Hawes (8-2) vs. Jacob Malkoun (4-0)

8. 125lbs – Lauren Murphy (13-4) vs. Lilya Shakirova (8-1)

7. 205lbs – Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5)

Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 254 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims at 11AM/8AM ETPT, and the ESPN+/ESPN2 Prelims at 12PM/9AM ETPT, with our Main Card start time at around 2PM/11AM ETPT on the ESPN+ PPV.

For the AUDIO version of this stream, visit our Bloody Elbow Presents SoundCloud channel, RIGHT HERE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th:


Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we do have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card and current fight records going into the event:

ESPN+/ESPN 2 PRELIMS | 12PM/9AM ETPT
6. 265lbs – Stefan Struve (29-12) vs. Tai Tuivasa (10-3)

5. 140lbs – Casey Kenney (15-2) vs. Nathaniel Wood (17-4)

4. 170lbs – Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira (22-8) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (12-0)

3. 205lbs – Da Un Jung (13-2) vs. Sam Alvey (33-14)

ESPN+/UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS | 11AM/8AM ETPT
2. 125lbs – Liana Jojua (8-3) vs. Miranda Maverick (7-2)

1. 155lbs – Joel Alvarez (17-2) vs. Alexander Yakoviev (25-10)

Check out our dual-site run, COMBAT CULTURE YouTube Channel, for more MMA variety & content, visit both BloodyElbow.com & MMAmania.com online, as well as on twitter and IG – we work together every Pay-Per-View (PPV) event in order to make this show available everywhere; and you can follow Matt Ryan on twitter – @MRyanconsulting, or at Jesuismattryan on Instagram.


Join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow hosts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 254 event on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels. Links for the Post-Fight Show will be updated RIGHT HERE during the night – after the fights are all wrapped up…

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June M. Williams
June M. Williams

June M. Williams is the Bloody Elbow Production Manager & Ombudsperson, as well as our Podcast Syndicator. She is also an acting author, editor & lead fixer for Bloody Elbow. She began work for the Combat Sports Division of SB Nation in 2010, making BE her primary home since 2013.

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