UFC 254 live stream: How to watch Khabib vs Gaethje online. We’re headed back to Fight Island for UFC 254 live streams. The UFC 254 live stream is going to be much earlier than ever for most, but that’s besides the fact when we’ve got a huge lightweight title match as its main event. Finally, the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his title against interim champ Justin Gaethje, live from UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 254 began at 11 a.m. ET (Saturday, Oct. 24),
The main card begins at 2 p.m. ET.
The event is live from UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib’s been the unstoppable force in the sport of MMA, and he’s already talking retirement. Yes, at 28-0, the champ just wants two more wins, so a victory tomorrow will have him within spitting distance of going out at 30-0. It’s not exactly that easy, though.
Gaethje may not be undefeated, but he won’t be a pushover. His 22-2 record is strong right now, following an amazing performance with a fifth-round TKO of Tony Ferguson, where he captured that interim lightweight championship. Oh, and of his 22 wins? 19 were by knockout.
Khabib also has an emotional story at hand, as his corner will not include his father and coach, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Sadly, he died earlier this year after COVID-19-related complications.
Where to live stream UFC 254 in the US
You’re gonna need ESPN Plus to watch UFC 254 live streams, because you’re not gonna go without the main card, which starts at 2 p.m. ET, are you? And the main prelim fights are on both ESPN2 and ESPN+, so those who haven’t subscribed to the latter yet can get a taste of it all for themselves, before forking the cash over.
The former is available on most cable packages, as well as two of the best streaming services: including Sling TV and FuboTV.
UFC 254 Early Prelim fights start at 11 a.m. ET on UFC FightPass, which is $9.99 per month. Then, the higher-up set of prelim fights that start at noon ET, on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
How to watch UFC 254 in the U.K.
For once, a UFC PPV airs at respectable hours in the UK, with UFC 254 live streams starting at 7 p.m. for the main card, live BT Sport Box Office, where it costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.
Just a heads up, though, it’s not available via a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some Smart TVs.
How to watch UFC 254 live streams in Canada
Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 254’s main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.
UFC 254 fight card
Early prelims (11 a.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass
Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick, Women’s Flyweight
Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev, Lightweight
Prelims (noon ET) on ESPN2 and ESPN Plus
Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa, Heavyweight
Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov, Welterweight
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey, Light Heavyweight
Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney, Catchweight
Main Card (2 p.m. Eastern):
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje (ic), Lightweight
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, Middleweight
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris, Heavyweight
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba, Light Heavyweight
Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes, Middleweight
The much anticipated UFC lightweight title unification bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje takes place Saturday at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The fight serves as the main event of the ESPN+ pay-per-view streaming fight card.
Nurmagomedov captured the vacant lightweight crown in April 2018 when he defeated Al Iaquinta by decision. Iaquinta was a last-minute replacement for Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov’s first defense of his title took place in October 2018. Nurmagomedov submitted former champion Conor McGregor by neck crank in the fourth round of that contest. After the win, the lightweight kingpin jumped into the crowd to confront one of McGregor’s coaches. While that happened on the floor of the T-Mobile Arena, McGregor engaged with a couple of Nurmagomedov’s teammates inside the cage. The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed both fighters suspensions. When Nurmagomedov returned to action, he defeated Dustin Poirier by third-round submission. That fight took place in September 2019. Nurmagomedov has a career record of 28-0.
Gaethje was the long-time World Series of Fighting lightweight champion before he signed with the UFC in 2017. Gaethje was 17-0. He went 1-2 in his first three fights with the UFC, but he has been unbeaten since August 2018. Gaethje captured the interim 155-title in May with a fifth-round TKO win over Tony Ferguson.
All seven of Gaethje’s UFC fights have ended via knockout. He has won at least one fight-night bonus in each of those outings.
HOW TO WATCH OR LIVE STREAM UFC 254:
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The event takes place much earlier than a normal UFC pay-per-view event. The ESPN+ streaming main card begins at 2:00 p.m ET. Following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at noon ET and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+ at 11:00 a.m. ET