Khabib Nurmagomedov returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 254 to face Justin Gaethje. The event took place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the UFC Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje featured 12 bouts, some were more exciting to watch than others.
UFC 254 was headlined by a scrap between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje, with Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, Tai Tuivasa went to battle against Stefan Struve. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 254. View the full results for ‘Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje’-led fight card below.
UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
|October 24, 2020|
UFC Fight Island
|Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje|
|Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier|
UFC 254 was live 171 days days ago and was the 537th event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 254
Below is the 12-fight order and UFC 254 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje via Technical Submission (Triangle Choke) (Round 2 / 1:34)
- Robert Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Alexander Volkov defeated Walt Harris by TKO (Body Kick and Punches) (Round 2 / 1:15)
- Phil Hawes defeated Jacob Malkoun by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 0:18)
- Lauren Murphy defeated Liliya Shakirova by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 3:31)
- Magomed Ankalaev defeated Ion Cutelaba by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:19)
- Tai Tuivasa defeated Stefan Struve by KO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:59)
- Casey Kenney defeated Nathaniel Wood by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Shavkat Rakhmonov defeated Alex Oliveira by Submission (Guillotine Choke) (Round 1 / 4:40)
- Da Un Jung defeated Sam Alvey by Draw (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Miranda Maverick defeated Liana Jojua by TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round 1 / 5:00)
- Joel Alvarez defeated Alexander Yakovlev by Submission (Armbar) (Round 1 / 3:00)
UFC 254 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event. Be sure to check out UFC 254 payouts and bonuses.
Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev
The UFC 254 started with Joel Alvarez taking on Alexander Yakovlev. Joel Alvarez defeated Alexander Yakovlev in Round 1 at 3:00 by Submission (Armbar).
Miranda Maverick vs. Liana Jojua
The second fight at UFC 254 was Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick. Miranda Maverick won in Round 1 at 5:00 by TKO (Doctor Stoppage).
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey
The following fight was between Sam Alvey and Da Un Jung. Da Un Jung beat Sam Alvey by Draw (Split) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Alex Oliveira
In the fourth bout, Shavkat Rakhmonov defeated Alex Oliveira by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:40 of Round 1.
Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood
The fifth bout ended at 5:00 of Round 3 with Casey Kenney defeating Nathaniel Wood by Decision (Unanimous).
Tai Tuivasa vs. Stefan Struve
In sixth fight of the night, Stefan Struve lost to Tai Tuivasa at 4:59 of Round 1.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
Magomed Ankalaev got the better of Ion Cutelaba and won by KO (Punches) in Round 1 at 4:19.
Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova
The eight bout was between Liliya Shakirova and Lauren Murphy. Lauren Murphy beat Liliya Shakirova by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:31 of Round 2.
Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun
The ninth fight at UFC 254 was Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes. Phil Hawes won in Round 1 at 0:18 by KO (Punches).
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
In the tenth bout, Alexander Volkov battled Walt Harris and took the win by TKO (Body Kick and Punches) in Round 2 at 1:15.
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
In the co-main event Robert Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier via Decision (Unanimous) at 5:00 of Round 3; Anders Ohlsson was the third man in the cage.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
In the main event, referee Jason Herzog called an end to the bout at 1:34 of Round 2. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Justin Gaethje by Technical Submission (Triangle Choke).
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