Nurmagomedov Given ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonus For UFC 254 Retirement Win

Khabib Nurmagomedov was among the four fighters given $50,000 bonuses for their performances on Saturday's UFC 254 card. Along with the now-retired UFC Lightweight Champion, Magomed Ankalaev was given a performance bonus, and a fight between Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood was awarded "Fight of the Night." All of the fights took place from "Fight … Continue reading Nurmagomedov Given ‘Performance of the Night’ Bonus For UFC 254 Retirement Win

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement Following Win

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov declared retirement shortly after defending his belt against interim champion Justin Gaethje on Saturday. The win came in the main event of UFC 254, which took place on "Fight Island" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov was very emotional after his win, as it was his first since his … Continue reading UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement Following Win

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

Looking to unify the lightweight belts, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faced interim champ Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Here's how their five-round fight went. Bout 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (22-2) (UFC Lightweight Championship) Gaethje landed a few leg kicks early in the fight. Nurmagomedov started to look … Continue reading UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Play-by-Play

In what could possibly be a fight to find the next middleweight title contender, Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier fought in the co-main event of UFC 254. Their fight went like this. Bout 11: Robert Whittaker (21-5) vs. Jared Cannonier (13-4) (Middleweight) Cannonier started the fight with a leg kick. Whittaker was tripped by a … Continue reading UFC 254: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris Play-by-Play

Both looking to bounce back from previous main event losses, Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris fought on the main card of UFC 254. The heavyweight fight went like this. Bout 10: Alexander Volkov (31-8) vs. Walt Harris (13-8) (Heavyweight) The fights both put together combinations of punches early in the first round. Harris got hurt … Continue reading UFC 254: Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun Play-by-Play

"Dana White's Contender Series" stand-out Phil Hawes made his UFC debut on Saturday's pay-per-view facing fellow debuting fighter Jacob Malkoun. Their fight went like this. Bout 9: Phil Hawes (8-2) vs. Jacob Malkoun (4-0) (Middleweight) Hawes wobbled Malkoun with a right hook in the opening second, dropping him with follow-up punches only moments after, ending … Continue reading UFC 254: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova Play-by-Play

Lauren Murphy fought short-notice opponent Liliya Shakirova on the main card of UFC 254. Here's how their fight went. Bout 8: Lauren Murphy (13-4) vs. Liliya Shakirova (8-1) (Flyweight) Early in the fight, Murphy was walking down Shakirova, who was staying active and bouncing around on her feet. Shakirova shot for a single leg takedown … Continue reading UFC 254: Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba Play-by-Play

Finally getting their rematch for their February fight, Magomad Ankalaev and Ion Cutelaba competed to kick off the main card. Their fight went like this. Bout 7: Magomed Ankalaev (13-1) vs. Ion Cutelaba (15-5) (Light Heavyweight) The first few minutes of the fight were slow paced, as Cutelaba chased Ankalaev down. Ankalaev dropped Cutelaba in … Continue reading UFC 254: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa Play-by-Play

Finishing off the UFC 254 prelims, Tai Tuivasa looked to end a three-fight skid when he fought experienced heavyweight Stefan Struve. Here's how their fight went. Bout 6: Stefan Struve (29-12) vs. Tai Tuivasa (10-3) (Heavyweight) Tuivasa clinched up with Struve a minute into the fight. Struve connected with a slow head kick in the … Continue reading UFC 254: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa Play-by-Play

UFC 254: Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood Play-by-Play

Casey Kenney and Nathaniel Wood fought at a catchweight of 140 pounds on the prelims of Saturday's UFC 254 event. Here's how their fight panned out. Bout 5: Casey Kenney (15-2-1) vs. Nathaniel Wood (17-4) (Catchweight 140 lbs) The fighters went into a fast pace of striking very quickly in the fight. While both fighters … Continue reading UFC 254: Casey Kenney vs. Nathaniel Wood Play-by-Play