The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, October 24 with UFC 243 at the Flash Forum on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
UFC 254 is headlined by a lightweight championship unification bout between current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje. In the co-main event, Jared Cannonier takes on former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
Ahead of this weekend’s pay-per-view, the UFC dropped the cold open for the event narrated by Ron Perlman.
You can check out the opening scene for UFC 254 below.
Ron Perlman narrates the UFC 254 cold open for Saturday’s event on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi headlined by a massive lightweight title unification bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje.
UFC 254: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Date: Saturday, October 24
Location: YAS Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Main Card Card Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+
UFC 254 Weigh-in Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 2 p.m. ET)
- Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. interim champ Justin Gaethje (155) – for lightweight title
- Jared Cannonier (185) vs. Robert Whittaker (186)
- Walt Harris (254) vs. Alexander Volkov (265)
- Phil Hawes (186) vs. Jacob Malkoun (186)
- Lauren Murphy (126) vs. Liliya Shakirova (126)
- Magomed Ankalaev (205) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, ESPN+, noon ET)
- Stefan Struve (265) vs. Tai Tuivasa (265)
- Casey Kenney (140) vs. Nathaniel Wood (140)
- Alex Oliveira (173*) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (171)
- Sam Alvey (206) vs. Da Un Jung (206)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 11 a.m. ET)
- Liana Jojua (126) vs. Miranda Maverick (126)
- Joel Alvarez (159.5**) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.5)
- Michael Chandler (155) – backup for Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
- Sergey Morozov (139.5) – backup for Kenney vs. Wood
- Isi Fitikefu (203.5) – backup for Ankalaev vs. Cutelaba
* Oliveira missed weight and will forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse to Rakhmonov
** Alvarez missed weight and will forfeit 30 percent of his fight purse to Yakovlev