• Sat, Oct 24, 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

On Saturday, October 24 at the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates Khabib «The Eagle» Nurmagomedov will meet Justin «The Highlight» Gaethje for UFC title in a 5-round lightweight bout.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov
The Eagle
Justin Gaethje
Justin Gaethje
The Highlight
Country RussiaRussia
Sildi, Dagestan, Russia
USAUSA
Safford, Arizona, USA
Age 32 age 31 age
Height 5′ 10″ (178 cm) 5′ 11″ (180 cm)
Reach 70″ (178 cm) 70″ (178 cm)
Division lightweight
(155 lbs / 70,3 kg)
lightweight
(155 lbs / 70,3 kg)
Stance orthodox orthodox
Titles
UFC (lightweight)

UFC (Interim) (lightweight)
Record 28 - 0 - 0
(8 KOs)
22 - 2 - 0
(19 KOs)
KO% 28% 86%
Advant.
Khabib Nurmagomedov won by submission (triangle choke) (video).

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT.

Arena

The fight will be held at the UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates.

On which TV channel can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje?

  • ESPN+ (USA)
  • ESPN+ (Mexico)
  • BT Sports
  • Ren TV

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje Full Fight Highlights

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje Video Preview

Who is fighting on the undercard on Saturday, October 24?

Division Fighter №1 Fighter №2 Notes
lightweight (155 lbs)Khabib NurmagomedovJustin GaethjeFor UFC tit.
middleweight (185 lbs)Robert WhittakerJared Cannonier
heavyweight (265 lbs)Alexander VolkovWalt Harris
middleweight (185 lbs)Phil HawesJacob Malkoun
flyweight (125 lbs)Lauren MurphyLiliya Shakirova
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Magomed AnkalaevIon Cutelaba
heavyweight (265 lbs)Stefan StruveTai Tuivasa
welterweight (170 lbs)Alex OliveiraShavkat Rakhmonov
light heavyweight (205 lbs)Da Un JungSam Alvey
flyweight (125 lbs)Liana JojuaMiranda Maverick
bantamweight (135 lbs)Casey KenneyNathaniel Wood
lightweight (155 lbs)Joel AlvarezAlexander Yakovlev
Khabib «The Eagle» Nurmagomedov

Khabib «The Eagle» Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artist.

Nurmagomedov remains undefeated as a professional.

The last fight of Khabib Nurmagomedov took place on September 7, 2019 against Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier.
Nurmagomedov won by submission (rear naked choke).

Khabib is the second of three children, he has an older brother and a younger sister.

Nurmagomedov began wrestling from an early age: he started at the age of eight under the tutelage of his father, a senior coach for the combat sambo, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
Khabib's training as a child included wrestling a bear.

In the USA he trains in the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) under the tutelage of Javier Mendez.

During promotions and after fights he wears a papakha hat.
Nurmagomedov is very popular in his homeland. His fight with Conor McGregor was broadcast in the capital of Dagestan in the cinema "October".

He is a fan of Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia) and Real Madrid (Spain) football clubs.

In 2016, he co-founded his own team, "Eagles MMA Team".

Khabib is married: he has a daughter and two sons.

MMA record

  • Total fights: 28
  • Wins: 28
  • Wins by KO: 8
  • Wins by subm: 10
  • Wins by dec: 10
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0
Justin Gaethje

I'm here to ruin Ali's day, I'm here to ruin Dana White's day, I'm here to ruin Daniel Cormier's day, I'm here to ruin Javier Mendes' day, I'm here to ruin Khabib Nurmagomedov's day. F--- all those guys. They have already got [a plan]. I don't know what their plan is, but they said they have a plan ahead and I'm going to f--- it up.

- Justin Gaethje,
interim UFC lightweight champion

Khabib «The Eagle» Nurmagomedov Highlights

Justin «The Highlight» Gaethje

Justin «The Highlight» Gaethje

Justin Gaethje is a American professional mixed martial artist.

The last fight of Justin Gaethje took place on May 9, 2020 against Tony FergusonTony Ferguson.
Gaethje won by technical knockout (TKO).

MMA record

  • Total fights: 24
  • Wins: 22
  • Wins by KO: 19
  • Wins by subm: 1
  • Wins by dec: 2
  • Losses: 2
  • Losses by KO: 2
  • Losses by subm: 0
  • Losses by dec: 0
  • Draws: 0
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Before the fight, everybody says "now it will be a good challenge", what are they going to say after I smashed him.

- Khabib Nurmagomedov,
UFC lightweight champion

Justin «The Highlight» Gaethje Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Nurmagomedov to win: 1/3
  • Gaethje to win: 5/2
  • Draw: 21/1

Prediction

Egor Tatishev
Who will win: Nurmagomedov or Gaethje?

Nurmagomedov and Gaethje are worthy opponents.
It is difficult to predict which of the fighters will win.

Nevertheless, I think that Khabib Nurmagomedov will win by submission.

- ,
sports editor

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