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The Champ is Back: Stream UFC 254 Khabib vs. Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his title belt against Justin Gaethje this Saturday, October 24.

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UFC Fight Island continues its streak of entertaining fight cards. Current reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is back this Saturday for a highly anticipated UFC main event. He looks to defend his title and perfect 28-0 win streak against interim champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje.

Anytime Khabib sets foot in the UFC Octagon, it’s must-watch TV. He absolutely dominates every opponent, even the legends like Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. But Gaethje is no push-over. He has incredible stopping power, with four consecutive KOs over James Vick, Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson. Not only can Gaethje strike an opponent down, he’s a talented wrestler, which will prove to be useful when Khabib tries to take him down to the mat. Will Gaethje be the contender to finally give Khabib a real challenge, or will he get pummeled by Khabib’s signature ground-and-pound style? Get even more hyped by watching UFC trailer for this upcoming fight.

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Another matchup to keep an eye on is between Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier, the winner likely bolstering their case to square off against Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya.

The pandemic continues to affect sports everywhere, UFC included. Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba are finally set for Saturday as well after being rebooked five times, two of which were because of Cutelaba contracting coronavirus. The fight between Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos was called off last Thursday due to dos Anjos’ positive coronavirus test. And newcomer Liliya Shakirova replaces Cynthia Calvillo against Lauren Murphy because of Calvillo’s latest Covid-19 test.

Make sure to you and your close ones are set to watch UFC 254 with our fight card, schedule and info below on how to stream the fights this Saturday.

UFC 254 Fight Card and Schedule

Main Card (2 p.m. Eastern)

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje
  • Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
  • Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
  • Liliya Shakirova vs Lauren Murphy
  • Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba
  • Jacob Malkoun vs Phillip Hawes

Preliminaries (12 p.m. Eastern)

  • Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa
  • Alex Oliveira vs Shavkat Rahkmonov
  • Da-un Jung vs Sam Alvey

Early Prelims (10:15 a.m. Eastern)

  • Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney
  • Liana Jojua vs Miranda Maverick
  • Joel Alvarez vs Alexander Yakovlev

How to Watch UFC 254

ESPN+ 

First, if you want to catch the PPV fight, you’ll have to sign up for the ESPN+ subscription service. ESPN+ starts at $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year, and it includes hundreds of other sporting events and UFC fights live and on demand. You also get access to ESPN+ originals, the full 30 for 30 library and exclusive in-depth articles from ESPN’s top writers.

Once you subscribe to ESPN+, UFC 254 is available for purchase for $64.99. However, you can save 25% by signing up for the bundle package of the yearly ESPN+ annual plan and UFC 253 at a cost of $84.98.

If you’re already an ESPN+ subscriber, consider saving up to 30% by upgrading to the affordable Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ bundle deal for $12.99/month. Streaming devices that support ESPN+ include Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One and Apple TV.

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Jin Rhee

Jin Rhee has been a content writer for the past decade, with expertise in comedy, sports, and technology. Besides finding the best deals, Jin Rhee enjoys keeping up with the latest current events and the ongoing NBA bubble.

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