MMA fans get to enjoy a new bout, this time between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje. We’re going to dive into things and see how we can follow the fight online.
UFC 254 will feature the biggest fight of the year thus far, the lightweight unification contest between Khabib and Gaethje. Nurmagomedov is the most dominant champion in UFC history, with a 28-0 record, losing a single round in his career – and that one was against “the” Conor McGregor.
Gaethje is also not a fighter to take things sitting down, so we’re likely going to see an impressive clash inside the Octagon.
This is going to be a Pay-Per-View event, so prepare to shell out some money.
When and Where to Watch UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje?
- Date – October 24, 2020
- Main Card – 2 PM ET, PPV via ESPN+
- Prelims – 12 PM ET, ESPN2 & ESPN+
- Early prelims – 10:15 AM ET, Fight Pass
- Location – Fight Island, Abu Dhabi
The event is going to take place on Yas Island, also known as Fight Island, since UFC set base there, and it’s going to cater to UK prime time instead of the US.
That being said, it’s easy to understand why the fights are going up earlier than we’re used to.
How to Watch UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje in the US?
If you want to watch UFC 254 in the United States, you’re going to have to take the same path you do with pretty much any PPV UFC event – purchase it.
You can get access to UFC 254 by getting an ESPN+ subscription – or alongside your already-existing ESPN+ account. If you’re a new subscriber, you can get UFC 254 for $84.98, which includes the PPV event and a full year of ESPN+. As soon as the year is up, you’ll go back to paying $49.99 per year. Get UFC 254 & ESPN+ 1-Year Plan for $84.98 (25% OFF).
Folks who already are ESPN+ can still get the fight between Khabib and Gaethje by paying $64.99.
ESPN+ is a pretty awesome platform on its own and enables people to watch loads of exclusive events, various shows, as well as gives them access to articles and more. All content is stashed in the same ESPN app everyone uses, but the original content is marked specifically.
You can enjoy ESPN+ via iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, smart TVs, and more.
To explore all your options, we offer you our guide on how to watch UFC fights online (without cable). That’s where you’ll find the details about the upcoming UFC event, including all the ways you can stream it online.
In addition, cord-cutters will be happy to know that they can watch UFC 254 on Kodi as well. Make sure to click on the provided link to learn more.
How to Watch UFC 254 in the United Kingdom?
- Early Prelims (3:15 PM BST) – BT Sport Fight Pass
- Prelims (5 PM BST) – BT Sport 1
- Main Card (7 PM BST) – BT Sport 1
How to Watch Khabib vs. Gaethje on Android?
If you have an Android device, whether we’re talking about a smartphone or a tablet, you need to head over to the Play Store and download the ESPN app. Once the app is installed, make sure to log in to your ESPN+ account.
When UFC 254 starts, you can tune in to the event if you’ve purchased it already. If not, you can also make the purchase through the app if you follow the few steps they’ll guide you through.
Good to Know: How to Watch UFC 254 on Mobdro (Android)
How to Watch Khabib vs. Gaethje on iOS?
If you have an iOS device, you can watch UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje on your smartphone or tablet too. You have to find the ESPN app in the App Store, install it, and sign in with your ESPN+ account.
This will give you access to the PPV if you already purchased it or give you the opportunity to buy it. Simply tune in at the right time and start watching it.
How to Watch Khabib vs. Gaethje on Roku?
Those who own a Roku TV, you can watch the next UFC PPV event rather easily. As we already mentioned, all you need to have is the ESPN app. Therefore, simply install the ESPN app on your Roku TV, log in with your ESPN+ account and start the PPV event that you purchased.
If you haven’t bought UFC 254 yet, you can do that from the app, too, by following the instructions they offer.
Learn More: How to Watch UFC 254 on Roku
How to Watch Khabib vs. Gaethje on Fire TV Stick?
Watching the next UFC event will not be difficult if you have a Fire TV or a Fire Stick. In fact, you simply have to get the Fire TV Stick plugged into your TV, search for ESPN, and get the app. Once the app is downloaded, it will appear on your home screen.
Launch the app and sign in to your ESPN+ account, activate the account, and tune in to watch the PPV event. If you haven’t purchased it yet, do that now.
What Are the Betting Odds for Khabib vs. Gaethje?
Now that the fight is getting nearer, sportsbook entities are placing their bets. Sportsbook, for instance, listed Nurmagomedov as the favorite with -315 odds, while Gaethje is coming in as an underdog with +255 odds.
Sportsline also named Nurmagomedov as a favorite with -330 odds, while Gaethje has +270 odds.
If you’re unfamiliar with betting for sports and this type of odds, you should know that they simply represent that for Numagomedov, if you’ll bet $315 or $330, you’ll win $100. For Gaethje, if you bet $100, you’ll win $255 or $270, depending on where you place your bets.
What Are the Predictions for Khabib vs. Gaethje?
Much like the sports betting companies we’ve seen thus far, experts are also predicting a win from Khabib. While they admit that Gaethje is truly an interesting and powerful opponent, they ultimately believe Khabib will win the fight. Talksport, for instance, talked to quite a lot of UFC pros, and the general consensus is that Nurmagomedov will take the win. As one said, if you’re a betting man, you don’t bet against Khabib.
The success of this fight will be decided on the ground, and it’s a known fact that if you want to beat Khabib, you have to stay off your back. However, with his average of 5.35 takedowns per 15 minutes, managing to do that is going to be rather difficult. On the other hand, Gaethje has been wrestling since childhood and may be just the man who manages to escape Khabib’s grasp.
How Much Do Khabib and Gaethje Weight?
At the official weight in before the big fight, both Khabib and Gaethje made the lightweight limit. Khabib walked up to the scale and hit the 155-pound limit. Gaethje followed up and managed to get the same results, also weighing in at 155 pounds.
Khabib vs. Gaethje – Lightweight Title
Khabib Nurmagoemedov Bio & Record
- Name – Khabib Nurmagomedov
- Nickname – The Eagle
- Nationality – Russian
- Born – September 20, 1988
- Height – 5’10″
- Weight – 155 LB
- Reach – 70 inches
- Leg Rech – 40 inches
- Total Fights – 28
- Record – 28-0-0
Justin Gaethje Costa Bio & Record
- Name – Justin Gaethje
- Nickname – The Highlight
- Nationality – American
- Born – November 14, 1988
- Height – 5’11″
- Weight – 155 LB
- Reach – 70 inches
- Leg Rech – 40 inches
- Total Fights – 24
- Record – 22-2-0
|Lightweight Title Bout||Khabib Nurmagomedov||Justi Gaethje|
|Middleweight||Robert Whittaker||Jared Cannonier|
|Heavyweight||Alexander Volkov||Walt Harris|
|Women’s Flyweight||Lauren Murphy||Liliya Shakirova|
|Light Heavyweight||Magomed Ankalaev||Ion Cutelaba|
|Middleweight||Jacob Malkoun||Phillip Hawes|
|Heavyweight||Stefan Struve||Tai Tuivasa|
|Catchweight||Nathaniel Wood||Casey Kenney|
|Welterweight||Alex Oliverira||Shavkat Rakhmonov|
|Light Heavyweight||Da-Un Jung||Sam Alvey|
|Women’s Flyweight||Liana Jojua||Miranda Maverick|
|Lightweight||Joel Alvarez||Alexander Yakovlev|