UFC 254 is happening this Saturday, October 24, from Fight Island. It's going to be Fight Island's final bout of the year. And it's going out with a bang.
UFC 254 is going to have some of the biggest fights of the year. With the interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje fights Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed championship.
You'll be able to watch Khabib vs Gaethje this Saturday, along with plenty of other fights in UFC 254.
UFC 254 Main Event Preview
Gaethje stepped in to become the interim champion, after Khabib's passed away due to COVID-19 earlier this year. Now, Khabib is returning to the Octagon to take his belt back home.
Gaethje stormed his way up the ladder in the lightweight division, and had a pretty dominating performance against Tony Ferguson back in May. Now he is going to use his wrestling background to take on the reigning champion.
This is going to be a huge fight, with Gaethje having so much raw power. And if Khabib is going to walk away with his championship belt, he'll have to overcome the unique style that Gaethje posesses.
And that's just one of the seven main event fights on the card this time.
What time does UFC 254 start?
UFC 254 will technically start at 10:15am ET with the early prelims which will be broadcast on ESPN+.
At 12 noon ET the prelims will start, and they will move over to ESPN.
With the main card starting at 2pm ET, and that will be exclusively on ESPN+. You will also need to purchase the PPV to get the main card, which consists of five bouts this time around.
The start times are much earlier this time, since UFC 254 is taking place in the Middle East at Fight Island.
Who's fighting at UFC 254?
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
Islam Makhachev vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Cynthia Calvillo vs Lauren Murphy
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba
Jacob Malkoun vs Phillip Hawes
Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa
Alex Oliveira vs Shavkat Rakhmonov
Da-Un Jung vs Sam Alvey
Nathaniel Wood vs Casey Kenney
Umar Nurmagomedov vs Sergey Morozov
Liana Jojua vs Miranda Maverick
Joel Alvarez vs Alexander Yakovlev
How do I watch UFC 254?
UFC 254 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You'll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you'll only be able to watch the early prelims.
If you are an ESPN+ subscriber, the PPV is going to cost you $64.99. If not, you're going to need to pay $84.98, which includes the PPV as well as a year subscription to ESPN+. At $20 for the first year, that's nearly a third of what ESPN+ would normally cost you.
UFC recently went up on the price of its PPVs by $5. Which is why it is now over $60 for the PPV. But the good thing is, there is an extra fight included with the main card now. Making it worth the extra cash.
With the yearly subscription to ESPN+, you are also getting access to a ton of other content. Including UFC Fight Night, which also happens once a month. Other UFC shows on ESPN+ include Dana White's Contender Series, UFC Post Shows and exclusive analysis on "Ariel and the Bad Guy".
There's plenty of original content from the UFC, NBA, MLB and other sports. In fact, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Kevin Durant are just a few of the athletes that have their own shows on ESPN+ right now. And there are always more coming to the platform. Not to mention some live games as well. It's worth the $5 per month, though at $20 for the entire year, it makes it a steal.
And with ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It's everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you'll be able to watch this PPV.