UFC 254 Start Time Will Be Different

Dana White is doing something special for international fans with the upcoming UFC 254 event and its start time. 

A lightweight title bout between current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje has been targeted for the main event.

A middleweight bout between former champion Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier is also on tap. The UFC has yet to confirm Tony Ferguson vs. Dustin Poirier, but it’s strongly rumored. 

UFC 254 Start Time

Because the show will take place at Fight Island, the UFC President has confirmed that the event will be broadcast in the afternoon in the United States – allowing for European fans to watch it in primetime.

This is similar to what the promotion did for UFC 242. The main card for that show started 2 PM ET while the early prelims were at 10:15 AM ET followed by the rest of the prelims at 12 PM ET.


The event will take place on October 24, 2020 at Fight Island. Here’s the card: 

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodríguez
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Sergey Morozov
  • Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey

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