Next month’s remarkably predicted UFC 254: ‘Khabib vs Gaethje’ celebration will element a six-bout primary card in accordance to the marketing.
For the duration of last night’s UFC 253 broadcast, the advertising declared that following month’s pay-for each-view celebration on Battle Island would showcase a 6-combat key card.
Headlining the function is a lightweight title unification bout showcasing undefeated division kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov getting on present-day interim title holder Justin Gaethje.
Gaethje (22-2 MMA) will enter his showdown with Khabib on a 4-combat gain streak, with all four of individuals victories coming by sort of stoppage. In his most latest effort at UFC 249, ‘The Highlight‘ defeated Tony Ferguson by way of fifth round TKO to seize the promotions interim light-weight title.
In the meantime, Khabib Nurmagomedov (28- MMA) will be returning to action for the first time due to the fact losing his father Abdulmanap owing to complications from Covid-19. ‘The Eagle’ most not too long ago competed at UFC 242 in September of 2019, exactly where he scored a submission victory around Dustin Poirier to retain his light-weight crown.
The co-main celebration of UFC 254: ‘Khabib vs Gaethje’ capabilities a critical middleweight struggle in between former division champion Robert Whittaker and surging contender Jared Cannonier.
Cannonier (13-4 MMA) will enter the function on a three-struggle profitable streak, his most current staying a TKO victory about Jack Hermansson at UFC Copenhagen in September of 2019. Prior to defeating ‘The Joker’, Cannonier experienced earned TKO wins above previous MMA champions in Anderson Silva and David Department respectively.
Meanwhile, Robert Whittaker (21-5 MMA) will be searching to create off the momentum of his new acquire over Darren Until when he squares off with Cannonier at UFC 254. The previous middleweight champion is hoping that an remarkable gain around ‘The Killa Gorilla’ will earn him a rematch with Israel Adesanya.
UFC President Dana White has currently confirmed that if Jared Cannonier can defeat Robert Whittaker at UFC 254, he will then acquire the subsequent title chance against reigning middleweight kingpin Israel Adesanya.
Get the finish UFC 254: ‘Khabib vs Gaethje’ principal card underneath:
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
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This post initial appeared on BJPENN.com on September 27, 2020