The Russian superstar has only fought once since his 2018 KO against Conor McGregor, but he comfortably dispatched Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 during his most recent outing in September 2019.
There will be plenty of intrigue going into this one as Khabib seeks to defend his UFC Lightweight championship against a rising star.
Gaethje stepped in to replace Khabib at UFC 249 on short notice, but his impressive victory over Tony Ferguson has now led to a clash between the pair.
The 31-year-old is the Interim Lightweight champion but will hope to unify the title later this year.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch UFC 254 on TV and online.
TV coverage of the UFC 254 event is yet to be confirmed, but previous main events have kick-started at 1am (UK time) in the early hours of Sunday mornings.
UFC 254 will take place during the early hours of Sunday 24th October 2020 in UK time.
What channel is UFC 254 on in the UK?
UFC 254 is expected to be shown live on BT Sport 1.
There are multiple ways to get BT Sport. If you already have BT Broadband, you can add BT TV and Sport to your existing contract from just £15.00 per month. You can add the ‘Big Sport’ package for £40 per month which includes all BT Sport and 11 Sky Sports channels via a NOW TV pass.
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Live stream UFC 254 online
You can watch UFC 254 with a BT Sport monthly pass without signing up to a contract.
Regular subscribers can also stream matches via the BT Sport website or BT Sport app on a variety of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
How to watch UFC 254 in US
US fans can watch the event live in the US via ESPN+.
On its own, EPSN+ costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. It is expected that you will be able to purchase UFC 254 only for $64.99 or combine it with a ESPN+ annual subscription for $84.99, an over 25% saving. Looking for more? We have our UFC schedule 2020 to bring you up to date.
Where is UFC 254 held?
The UFC 254 event will be held at the Flash Forum facility on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, a regular hosting venue for fights during lockdown.
UFC 254 fight card
- Khabib Nurmagomedov v Justin Gaethje – Lightweight
- Umar Nurmagomedov v Sergey Morozov – Bantamweight
- Islam Makhachev v Rafael dos Anjos – Lightweight
For the full list, check out our UFC 254 fight card – coming soon
If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.