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‘UFC 254’ results: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje, Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier in UAE

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  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC 254″
  • Venue: Flash Forum, Yas Island (UFC Fight Island), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: October 23, 2020 (USA), October 23, 2020 (UAE)
  • Number of bouts: 12

 

FIGHT CARD

 

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED 

  1. Australia: Tai Tuivasa, Jacob Malkoun, Robert Whittaker
  2. Brazil: Alex Oliveira
  3. England: Nathaniel Wood
  4. Kazakhstan: Shavkat Rakhmonon
  5. Moldova: Ion Cutelaba
  6. Netherlands: Stefan Struve
  7. Russia: Alexander Yakovlev, Liana Jojua, Magomed Ankalaev, Alexander Volkov, Khabib Nurmagomedov
  8. South Korea: Da Un Jung
  9. Spain: Joel Alvarez
  10. USA: Miranda Maverick, Casey Kenney, Sam Alvey, Lauren Murphy, Phil Hawes, Walt Harris, Jared Cannonier, Justin Gaethje
  11. Uzbekistan: Liliya Shakirova

WEIGH-INS RESULTS

  1. Lightweight: Joel Alvarez (159.5 lbs) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.5 lbs)
  2. Women’s Flyweight: Liana Jojua (126 lbs) vs. Miranda Maverick (126 lbs)
  3. Light Heavyweight: Sam Alvey (206 lbs) vs. Da Un Jung (206 lbs)
  4. Welterweight: Alex Oliveira (173 lbs) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171 lbs)
  5. Catchweight (140 lbs): Casey Kenney (140 lbs) vs. Nathaniel Wood (140 lbs)
  6. Heavyweight: Stefan Struve (265 lbs) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265 lbs)
  7. Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (205 lbs) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205.5 lbs)
  8. Women’s Flyweight: Lauren Murphy (126 lbs) vs. Liliya Shakirova (126 lbs)
  9. Middleweight: Phil Hawes (186 lbs) vs. Jacob Malkoun (186 lbs)
  10. Heavyweight: Walt Harris (254 lbs) vs. Alexander Volkov (265 lbs)
  11. Middleweight: Jared Cannonier (185 lbs) vs. Robert Whittaker (186 lbs)
  12. UFC Lightweight Championship: Khabib Nurmagomedov (155 lbs) vs. Justin Gaethje (155 lbs)

Oliveira was fined 20 percent of his purse after missing weight by 2 lbs while Alvarez was fined 30 percent of his purse because he missed weight by 3.5 lbs. Three backup fighters made weight:

  • Sergey Morozov (139.5 lbs)
  • Michael Chandler (155 lbs)
  • Isi Fitikefu (203.5 lbs)

 

FIGHT RESULTS

Bout #

FIGHTERS

Division

Red Corner (Country)

Blue Corner (Country)

PRELIMINARY CARD

1

Joel “El Fenomeno” Alvarez (Spain) Alexander “Russian Thunder” Yakovlev (Russia) Lightweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: JOEL ALVAREZ
  • METHOD: Submission via Armbar
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:00 of Round 1

2

Liana “She Wolf” Jojua (Russia) Miranda “Fear The” Maverick (USA) Women’s Flyweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: MIRANDA MAVERICK
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout due to Doctor Stoppage
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 1

3

Da Un Jung (South Korea) Sam “Smile’n” Alvey (USA) Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Anders Ohlsson
  • WINNER: DA UN JUNG
  • METHOD: Split Draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

4

Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira (Brazil) Shavkat Rakhmonov (Kazakhstan) Welterweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: SHAVKAT RAKHMONOV
  • METHOD: Submission via Guillotine Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:40 of Round 1

5

Nathaniel “The Prospect” Wood (England) Casey Kenney (USA) Catchweight (140 lbs)
  • REFEREE: Anders Ohlsson
  • WINNER: CASEY KENNEY
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

6

Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve (Netherlands) Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa (Australia) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: TAI TUIVASA
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:59 of Round 1

MAIN CARD

7

Magomed Ankalaev (Russia) Ion “The Hulk” Cuțelaba (Moldova) Light Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Anders Ohlsson
  • WINNER: MAGOMED ANKALAEV
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:19 of Round 1

8

Lauren “Lucky” Murphy (USA) Liliya Shakirova (Uzbekistan) Women’s Flyweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: LAUREN MURPHY
  • METHOD: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:31 of Round 2

9

Jacob “Mamba” Malkoun (Australia) Phil “Megatron” Hawes (USA) Middleweight
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: PHIL HAWES
  • METHOD: Knockout via Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:18 of Round 1

10

Alexander “Drago” Volkov (Russia) Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (USA) Heavyweight
  • REFEREE: Lukasz Bosacki
  • WINNER: ALEXANDER VOLKOV
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout via Body Kick and Punches
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:15 of Round 2

Co-Main Event

11

Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker (Australia) Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier (USA) Middleweight
  • REFEREE: Anders Ohlsson
  • WINNER: ROBERT WHITTAKER
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • TIME AND ROUND: 5:00 of Round 3

Main Event

12

Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov (Russia) Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (USA) UFC Lightweight Championship
  • REFEREE: Jason Herzog
  • WINNER: KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV
  • METHOD: Technical Submission via Triangle Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:34 of Round 2

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