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07.09.2020 | 1:44 PM ET

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UFC 254
  • Saturday 10.24.2020 at 02:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN 2
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 675,000 | TV Ratings: 343,000 avg. viewers (ESPN 2 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Khabib Nurmagomedov   defeats   Justin Gaethje   via Submission, Triangle Choke   1:34 Round 2 of 5, 6:34 Total Bout Page
Robert Whittaker   defeats   Jared Cannonier   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Alexander Volkov   defeats   Walt Harris   via KO/TKO, Kick to the Solar Plexus   1:15 Round 2 of 3, 6:15 Total Bout Page
Phil Hawes   defeats   Jacob Malkoun   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Lauren Murphy   defeats   Liliya Shakirova   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:31 Round 2 of 3, 8:31 Total Bout Page
Magomed Ankalaev   defeats   Ion Cutelaba   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:19 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Tai Tuivasa   defeats   Stefan Struve   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:59 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Casey Kenney   defeats   Nathaniel Wood   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Shavkat Rakhmonov   defeats   Alex Oliveira   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   4:40 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Da Un Jung   vs.   Sam Alvey   Ends in a Draw, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Miranda Maverick   defeats   Liana Jojua   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Cut)   5:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Joel Alvarez   defeats   Alexander Yakovlev   via Submission, Armbar   3:00 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

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FireFist45
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10.24.2020 | 5:00 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 3575th

wow-- Retiring now ?

Okay - that opens things up....but I am sure Dana W is scrambling -- Throw some money at him.  GIVE HIM 50 Million dollars !!!
tepid55
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10.24.2020 | 5:00 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1117th

Khabib should be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame tonight.
CheckLeftHook
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10.24.2020 | 5:03 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 668th

best LW fighter ever

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10.24.2020 | 5:03 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 545 Points   |   Tied for 1560th

@FireFist45 Same! I figured it would be a submission but I thought Justin would make it into the championship rounds at least given his wrestling background, entertaining fight either way!

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10.24.2020 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 670 Points   |   Tied for 430th

don't want to break the hype but in 5 years, when you will look at Khabib objectively, you will realise he is not in top 5 for most win in championship fight in histori. I know he fought in a deep division but...

As next, I can see theres lot of contender here.Gaethje-McGregor-Poirier-Ferguson-Fereira-Oliveira-Makachev...

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10.24.2020 | 5:04 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 960th

Good for Khabib. Retires undefeated having achieved everything. GOAT. 

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Tieoken
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10.24.2020 | 5:05 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 505 Points   |   Tied for 1985th

You can downvote me but I’m probably not wrong. Dustin and Conor are already scheduled to main event in January, why wouldn’t they make that for the title now that Khabib is retired. I’m not saying it’d be my choice, I’m just saying that it’s a heavy probability.

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FireFist45
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10.24.2020 | 5:06 PM ET

Khabib escaped Tony Ferguson like a B****

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 3575th

Tony Ferguson had a 12 fight win streak going on -- but never had the Championship fight he deserved.
He is the true LIGHTWEIGHT KING ... not Khabib.  
Khabib vs Ferguson would have determined the Lightweight GOAT status. 
Wolfar
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10.24.2020 | 5:06 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 595 Points   |   Tied for 997th

What an amazing fighter that man is! just wow. we all knew the outcome here but its a totally different thing to get it printed. time after time after time after time......  Big GZ to TeamKhabib and i wish him all the good and a bright future. wow. stunning
drstein
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10.24.2020 | 5:07 PM ET

Oh sad

He could make only one more fight, this time against Charles Oliveira.
Spudgreg
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10.24.2020 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 585 Points   |   Tied for 1124th

Why did anyone think gaethje would beat him
AceGrains
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10.24.2020 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 590 Points   |   Tied for 1037th

I mean, obviously that's Submission of the Year. 

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10.24.2020 | 5:09 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 2799th

Fake news. His daddy told him 30-0.
CheckLeftHook
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10.24.2020 | 5:13 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 668th




probably one of my personal bests

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Erison
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10.24.2020 | 5:14 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

Conor-Dustin probably should be for the vacant belt. It's the #2 vs #4 in terms of rankings. Both guys were angling for a rematch with Khabib. It makes sense. It'll feel weird to fill Khabib's spot so soon. But he ain't coming back.
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10.24.2020 | 5:15 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 3166th

Khabib Top 5 all time no doubt, none.

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FireFist45
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10.24.2020 | 5:15 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 0 Perfect, 165 Points   |   Tied for 3575th

yeah - I remember his Dad told him 30-0  ... what about Father's plan ?

I guess Khabib is not the GOAT  -- can't fight 1 more fight vs Ferguson.  Gaethje is a meathead - like James Vick said- "punch drunk Homer Simpson"   
Terrible game plan by Justin - He did not take the center of the OCTAGON  and stay very low -- thats what a wrestler do.  but he wanted to strike with him. 

TWJake
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10.24.2020 | 5:15 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 330 Points   |   Tied for 3166th

please shut up firefist

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Erison
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10.24.2020 | 5:16 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 462nd

Some weird incoherent Ferguson fans, who kind of talk like Ferguson himself. Dude didn't just lose his last fight, he very likely got some years of life beaten out of him.
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10.24.2020 | 5:17 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 11 Winners, 4 Perfect, 660 Points   |   Tied for 528th

GET REKT JUSTIN

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