- UFC 254 main card starts at 2 pm ET on Saturday
- Order Khabib vs. Gaethje on ESPN+ now
UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday, Oct. 24, with a fantastic main event bout that will see Khabib Nurmagomedov defend the UFC Lightweight Championship against exciting contender Justin Gaethje. The main card will start at the special time of 2 pm ET on Saturday and all of the fights will stream on ESPN+ PPV live from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Nurmagomedov (28-0), the champion, steps back into the cage for the first time since he defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September last year. “The Eagle” is undefeated in his 28-fight career and is arguably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the sport today.
The 32-year-old will face Gaethje (22-2), who recently claimed the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship by defeating respected lightweight challenger Tony Ferguson in May 2020. Gaethje enters this fight on a four-fight win streak that represents the significant improvements he has made since toning down his perhaps overly-aggressive fighting style.
UFC 254 is an ESPN+ exclusive pay-per-view card and that means that fight fans in the United States are only able to watch the card by ordering and streaming the event on ESPN+.
Previously, fans were able to order fights via a traditional cable or satellite provider, but that’s no longer possible after ESPN secured exclusive rights to UFC broadcasts in 2019.
Every UFC PPV event — including UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje this Saturday — can only be viewed on ESPN+.
How to order UFC 254 PPV
UFC 254 can only be ordered via the ESPN website.
- Visit the ESPN website
- Click Buy Now
- Create an account or sign into your existing account
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order
Fans can order the PPV event via the ESPN website listed above. Once purchased, fans are then able to stream all of the fights live to their preferred devices on Saturday.
The PPV main card (featuring Khabib vs. Gaethje) starts at 2 pm ET. Prelims commence at 11:00 am ET.
Fans can stream UFC 254 via the web or using the ESPN App on connected devices. The fights can be streamed on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, mobile device, or by using any of these convenient methods: Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Apple tvOS, XBOX One, Playstation 4, and Samsung connected TVs.
How much does UFC 254 PPV cost?
An ESPN+ subscription is required to order and watch UFC 254 this Saturday.
Existing ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC PPV events for $64.99 (order PPV here).
For fans without a subscription, the best way to save money is by purchasing the special UFC 254 & ESPN+ Bundle. The bundle costs $84.99 and includes the UFC 254 PPV ($64.99) and one-year of ESPN+ ($49.99).
The bundle represents terrific value and gives fans access to every UFC Fight Night event, Dana White’s Contender Series, and order other upcoming UFC PPV events such as UFC 255 on Nov. 21.
Subscribers can also watch Top Rank Boxing, college sports, soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, tennis, as well as NHL, MLB, and other major leagues. ESPN+ is also the home of many original shows and the complete 30 for 30 library.
For more information regarding how to watch UFC fights on ESPN+, click here.
UFC 254 Fight Card and Start Time
Saturday, October 24 – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Main Card – 2:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
- Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
- Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
- Jacob Malkoun vs. Phil Hawes
- Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba
Prelims – 12:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+
- Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney
- Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
- Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey
Early Prelims – 11:00 am (ET) on ESPN+
- Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
- Joel Alvarez vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.