October 24th is on deck. On paper, this is one of the biggest UFC fight cards in the last decade and it is signed and sealed. The anticipation for Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming title defence against American Justin Gaethje is beginning to reaching its salivating pitch. However, the MMA God’s then intervened and governed the rumour mill to churn out embers of a Tony Ferguson vs Dustin Poirier showdown on the same card. Yesterday, UFC on BT Sport and Khabib himself tweeted graphics that suggested the rumours were true. The Main Card for UFC 254 is shaping up like this:
Main Event: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje (UFC Lightweight Championship)
Co-Main Event: Dustin Poirier vs Tony Ferguson
Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Yair Rodriguez
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Islam Mackachev vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Look out for the longer breakdown of this, card coming to Attack The Back, and buckle yourselves in. We are in for a wild ride.