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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje live stream, TV coverage, PPV price, replay information and how to watch on BT Sport Box Office HD
The undisputed lightweight crown went home with the winner of this mouthwatering main event on Saturday 24 October as champion Khabib Nurmagomedov put his belt on the line against interim king Justin Gaethje, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office HD.
UFC 254 saw Khabib Nurmagomedov make his first appearance inside the Octagon for more than a year as he took on Justin Gaethje for the undisputed UFC lightweight crown on Fight Island.
Unbeaten in 28 fights in his professional MMA career, Khabib was looking to bolster his pound-for-pound credentials with a win over the resurgent Gaethje, who secured the interim 155lb crown after defeating Tony Ferguson earlier this year.
Nicknamed 'The Highlight', all-action superstar Gaethje pocketed a performance bonus on each of his seven UFC assignments before tonight and, coming into the biggest fight of his career, was fancied by some to cause an upset that would surely bag an eighth.
Teeing up the main event, fight fans watched Robert Whittaker's Fight Island return as he took on Jared Cannonier in a potential middleweight title eliminator.
Cannonier, the self-styled 'Killa Gorilla', was promised a shot at champion Israel Adesanya next but knew he must impress against a rejuvenated Whittaker, who was himself hoping to book a rematch against the Kiwi king.
On top of that, we had action from the heavyweight division between Russian giant Alexander Volkov and America's Walt Harris, while the long-awaited light-heavyweight rematch between Magomed Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba kicked off the main card in style.
When was UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje?
The event was be shown exclusively live at 5pm (7pm main card) on Saturday 24 October on BT Sport Box Office HD and across our digital platforms.
We also made the prelims (5pm-7pm on BT Sport 2 HD) free for absolutely anyone to watch on btsport.com (via this live stream) and the BT Sport app.
UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje main card
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) v Justin Gaethje (ic) - Lightweight
Robert Whittaker v Jared Cannonier - Middleweight
Alexander Volkov v Walt Harris - Heavyweight
Jacob Malkoun v Phillip Hawes - Middleweight
Lauren Murphy v Liliya Shakirova - Women's flyweight
Magomed Ankalaev v Ion Cutelaba - Light heavyweight
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- Exclusive - Cormier on his Khabib relationship
- Dana White's latest Fight Island update
- Exclusive - Khabib remembers his late father ahead of UFC 254
- Exclusive - Justin Gaethje promises violence in Khabib clash
- Exclusive - Jared Cannonier on Whittaker middleweight title eliminator
- Exclusive - Robert Whittaker confident ahead of Cannonier crunch fight
- Khabib and his father - The mission is not finished
- Dana White watches Abdulmanap tribute for the first time
UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje prelims
Stefan Struve v Tai Tuivasa - Heavyweight
Alex Oliveira v Shavkat Rakhmonov - Welterweight
Da-un Jung v Sam Alvey - Light heavyweight
How much does UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje cost?
UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje costs just £19.95 on BT Sport Box Office and can be ordered today at bt.com/sportboxoffice.
What if I missed UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje live?
Repeat showings of UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje will begin at 9am on Sunday 25 October, every three hours until midnight on Thursday 29 October.
How to watch UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje on BT TV
BT TV customers can use their remote control to buy UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje. Simply press the ‘BT Player’ button then ‘Buy Now’ on the event, which will be shown on channel 494.
Can I watch UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje on Sky?
Yes. BT Sport on Sky customers or any Sky customer who bought any of our previous BT Sport Box Office events can use their remote control to buy UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje.
Sky customers who are new to BT Sport Box Office need to register and buy UFC 254: Khabib v Gaethje here.
BT Sport Box Office HD is found on channel 490.
How to stream UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje
Anyone who wants to stream UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje can simply visit bt.com/sportboxoffice and then watch either on the website link provided or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
EE, Three and O2 customers watching online or via the app can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill.
The event is also fully compatible with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
Can I watch UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje on Virgin TV?
Yes. Virgin TV customers can press ‘On Demand’ and then ‘Live Events’ on their remote control to order UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje.
Can I watch UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje in the Republic of Ireland?
Yes. The fight will be available to purchase through your Sky box – full details of how to buy and watch are provided here.
Why is UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje a pay-per-view?
Each year we will make a small number of the biggest UFC numbered events pay-per-view. BT Sport will continue to broadcast the majority of live UFC events, as well as over 100 hours of non-live programming - including exclusive original content like our UFC show ‘Open Mat’ - as part of a BT Sport subscription.
What is included in your rights?
BT Sport have exclusive rights to all live UFC main card events and over 100 hours of non-live programming as part of a multi-year agreement.