There’s no shortage of compelling story lines tied to today’s UFC 254 card, and one of those is the fact Khabib Nurmagomedov  will be fighting for the first time, since he father Abdulmanap passed away.
To pay tribute to that fact, recently the UFC released a touching tribute for the renowned coach, which features Jon Anik narrating the “A Father to His Son,” a poem written by Carl Sandburg.
“A Father to His Son”
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov  passed away earlier this year at the age of 57, as a result of medical complications he incurred after contracting COVID-19. You can also check out BT Sport’s tribute to the legendary coach here. 
UFC 254 line-up
Here is the complete line-up for today’s massive event, which is taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi (line-up via MMA Mania ).
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