Khabib retires as the greatest lightweight in MMA history and one of the sport’s all-time best.
Khabib Nurmagomedov announces his retirement from MMA after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 and dedicates the win to his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. Khabib ends his illustrious career 12-0 in the UFC with three successful lightweight title defenses and 29-0 overall in MMA.
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje took place Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at the Flash Forum in Yas Island aka Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
UFC 254 Prelims Results:
- Heavyweights: Tai Tuivasa defeated Stefan Struve via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:19
- Catchweight (140lbs): Casey Kenney defeated Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) – Fight of The Night ($50,000 Bonus)
- Catchweight (173lbs): Shavkat Rakhmonov defeated Alex Oliveira via guillotine choke submission – Round 1, 4:40
- Light Heavyweights: Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey ended in split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
- Women’s Flyweights: Miranda Maverick defeated Liana Jojua via Round 1 TKO (doctor stoppage), 5:00
- Catchweight (159.5lbs): Joel Alvarez defeated Alexander Yakovlev via armbar submission – Round 1, 3:00
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje Results
- UFC Lightweight Championship Main Event (Five Rounds): Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) defeated Justin Gaethje via technical submission, triangle choke – Round 2, 1:31. Khabib dedicates the win to his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov and retires from MMA after the fight. Khabib ends his career 12-0 in the UFC with three title defenses and 29-0 overall in MMA. One of the greatest fighters of all-time. Performance of The Night ($50,000 Bonus)
- Middleweight Co-Main Event: Robert Whittaker defeated Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision
- Heavyweights: Alexander Volkov defeated Walt Harris via second-round body kick TKO
- Middleweights: Phillip Hawes defeated Jacob Malkoun via first-round knockout (punches)
- Women’s Flyweights: Lauren Murphy defeated Liliya Shakirova (Skakirova replaces Cynthia Calvillo in UFC debut.) via rear-naked choke submission in Round 2. Murphy wins her fourth straight UFC fight.
- Light Heavyweights: Magomed Ankalaev defeated Ion Cutelaba via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:19. No doubt who’s the better man in this rematch! Performance of The Night ($50,000 Bonus)
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