When it all comes down to it, UFC 254 is a card built around its main event. One of the biggest fights of the year, and in lightweight history.
For once, that’s not hyperbole. As much as every fight in “the biggest,” Justin Gaethje is perhaps the most deserving, and most dangerous, opponent that Khabib Nurmagomedov has ever had.
When the pair face off on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi it will very much be the crown jewel of the promotion’s second stint there. And one of the most-watched events of the year.
The official weigh-in for UFC 254 goes down bright and early Friday morning. Check back for results.
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) (155) vs. Justin Gaethje (ic) (155) – for the undisputed UFC lightweight championship
Middleweight: Robert Whittaker (186) vs. Jared Cannonier (185)
Heavyweight: Alexander Volkov (265) vs. Walt Harris (254)
Middleweight: Jacob Malkoun (186) vs. Phil Hawes (186)
Women’s Flyweight: Lauren Murphy (126) vs. Liliya Shakirova (126)
Light Heavyweight: Magomed Ankalaev (205) vs. Ion Cuțelaba (205.5)
Lightweight backup: Michael Chandler (155)
Heavyweight: Stefan Struve (265) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265)
Catchweight (140 lb): Nathaniel Wood (140) vs. Casey Kenney (140)
Welterweight: Alex Oliveira** (173) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171)
Light Heavyweight: Da Un Jung (206) vs. Sam Alvey (206)
Bantamweight backup: Sergey Morozov (139.5)
Early preliminary card
Women’s Flyweight: Liana Jojua (126) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
Lightweight: Joel Álvarez (159.5)* vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.5)
Light-heavyweight: Isi Fitikefu (203.5)
* Alvarez missed weight, will forfeit 30% of his purse to opponent
** Oliveira missed weight, will forfeit 20% of his purse to opponent