UFC 254: Watch BT Sport’s Must-See Tribute to Khabib’s Father
Ahead of UFC 254, BT Sport has producted an incredible and touching tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and longtime coach.
UFC 254 will mark the first time Khabib Nurmagomedov has fought since his father, Abdulmanap tragically passed away earlier this year. In advance of the bout, BT Sport has shared out a must-see and emotional tribute for the renowned coach.
A must-see promo
Khabib’s father passed away earlier in 2020 due to complications he incurred, as a result of contracting COVID-19. He was only 57 years old.
After Abdulmanap passed away, there was extensive speculation about whether Khabib might retire. The UFC’s lightweight champ was extremely close with his father, who was also his longtime mentor and coach.
You can check out BT Sport’s animated promo below. Nurmagmoedov is scheduled to fight the interim champ, Justin Gaethje at the October 24th card.
From the mountains of Dagestan to UFC champion.
Whether in spirit, or in person, Abdulmanap was in Khabib's corner every step of the way.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) October 18, 2020
UFC 254 line-up
Here is the complete line-up for UFC 254, which will take place on Saturday in Abu Dhabi (line-up via MMA Mania).
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UFC 254 PPV Main Card
155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. UFC Interim Lightweight Titleholder Justin Gaethje
185 lbs.: Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Alexander Volkov
125 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lauren Murphy
205 lbs.: Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev
UFC 254 Prelims Card
265 lbs.: Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa
125 lbs.: Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick
205 lbs.: Sam Alvey vs. Da Un Jung
155 lbs.: Phil Hawes vs. Jacob Malkoun
*Card subject to change