The UFC returns to pay-per-view Saturday night, as UFC 254 closes out the company’s second “Fight Island” residency in the Middle East.
UFC 254 takes place at Flash Forum at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2020 headlines the card, as lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) takes on interim titleholder Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in a unification bout. Additionally, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (21-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who recently signed a UFC contract, will be on hand as a standby main-event fighter in case either competitor needs to withdraw from the bout.
The sixth episode of “Embedded” follows the big-name stars at the top of the card. Here’s the UFC’s description:
The stars of UFC 254 successfully make weight and face off, and the stage is set for the lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.