UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov Subs Justin Gaethje, Announces Retirement
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov will not attempt to move his record to 30-0, as after defeating Justin Gaethje today at UFC 254, he announced he’s retiring.
Nurmagomedov came out pressuring as expected in the card’s headliner, and although Gaethje landed a few, hard counters, the lightweight star pressed forward. Moments into round two, Nurmagomedov took Gaethje down and rolled into a triangle-choke. As Gaethje tapped to the submission, he went unconscious.
Following the victory, which moved Khabib’s record to 29-0, he announced he’s retiring. The Dagestani fighter said after his father Abdulmanap passed away earlier this year, he told his mother this would be his final fight.
Here are the complete results for UFC 254, which took place in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Justin Gaethje via technical submission (triangle-choke) R2, 1:34
Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Volkov def, Walt Harris via TKO (body kick & punches) R2, 1:15
Phillip Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun via KO (punches) R1, 0:18
Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:31
Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba via KO (punches) R1, 4:19
Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) R1, 4:59
Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:40
Sam Alvey vs. Da Un Jung ends in split draw (28-29, 29-28, 28-28)
Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) R1, 5:00
Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev via submission (armbar) R1, 3:00