Oct 24 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 254
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
28-0-0
Sub 2
Sub 2
22-2-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

33
Age
33
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 181 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

Form
28
Wins
22
8
By KO
19
29
KO%
86
10
By SUB
1
36
SUB%
5
0
Loses
2
0
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2011
28
Bouts
24
58
Rounds
50
4 hours, 16 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 18 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje report

Who won Nurmagomedov vs Gaethje?

Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Justin Gaethje by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of UFC 254, on Saturday 24th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest was for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

Nurmagomedov vs Gaethje stats

Khabib Nurmagomedov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.

Justin Gaethje made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.

The stats suggested Gaethje had a massive power advantage over Nurmagomedov, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Nurmagomedov's 29%.

Khabib Nurmagomedov was the same age as Justin Gaethje, at 33 years old.

Gaethje had a height advantage of 1 inch over Nurmagomedov. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Nurmagomedov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Gaethje, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 4 more professional rounds, 60 to Gaethje's 56.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Khabib Nurmagomedov had been fighting more than Justin Gaethje.

Going to this contest, Khabib Nurmagomedov had last fought 2 years, 9 months and 15 days ago, while Justin Gaethje's last outing had been 3 years, 9 months and 28 days ago.

Nurmagomedov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Gaethje's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.

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