It was announced that the UFC is setting up another night of fights. UFC 254 will feature headliners Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. This fight is schedule to take place on October 24 at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Both of these fighters have different styles and they use wrestling in different ways. Gaethje has been wrestling since he was 4 years old and follows the American wrestling moves. Nurmagomedov has some of the freestyle wrestling basics down but he needs to be careful not to expose his back to his component. It is difficult to tell which fighter will come out ahead. They will need to use their styles with their defenses and other MMA techniques. Both of these men are trying to be lightweight champions and it will not be an easy way to the title.
UFC President, Dana White has confirmed the date of the fight and this title fight. He has not confirmed the location and they are looking for a place where they can have fans come out and support these fighters.
These men both hold impressive records in their career. Nurmagomedov has went 30-0 while Gaethje will be 29-0. When there are two undefeated men in the ring it is still early to make a prediction about who is going to have the advantage. After this fight Nurmagomedov has stated that he is thinking about retirement but they will also be hard to determine at this date.
Earlier in the year Khabib was scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson but could not travel due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Gaethje took on the fight and was able to knock Ferguson out. At one time this fight was scheduled to happen in September but was pushed back due to the pandemic. Dana White said that his fight is going to happen and it will break one of the fighters’ undefeated records.