UFC 254 Pay-Per-View will take place this Sat. afternoon (Oct. 24, 2020) from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his throne against interim champ Justin Gaethje in the main headliner of UFC 254.
Meanwhile, in the co-headling act, former interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will collide against Jared Cannonier.
Early Friday morning, all the competing fighters, including champ Khabib stepped on the scale to make weight –while two prelims fighters miss weight.
We all know that the lightweight title fight weight limit is 155lbs- When Khabib stepped on the scale, he needed to stripped-down behind a towel to make weight. However, after making weight, he looked relieved and thanks, GOD.
Many fans started speculating that Khabib had difficulty making weight and what it could mean for his title fight at UFC 254. All worries aside he successfully makes weight.
A relieved Khabib Nurmagomedov makes weight. pic.twitter.com/S09gNEaHp3
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) October 23, 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently 28-0 overall in the MMA career. He earned the vacant UFC lightweight title after defeating last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta in early 2018. Since then, he’s defended the throne twice.
Khabib was expected to meet Tony Ferguson earlier this year in April but got stuck in Russian due to travel restriction imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Someone’s loss someone’s gain Justin Gaethje got a call to collide.
Justin Gaethje fought Tony Ferguson instead back in May and won the bout via fifth-round TKO to capture the interim title.