But on Sunday, the 155-pound officer puts his lightweight belt on the line against interim champion Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event on Fight Island
Returning to Abu Dhabi, where he beat Dustin Poirier in September of last year, Nurmagomedov will look to add a 29th casualty to his perfect MMA record when he takes on Gaethje in a fight that contains a lot of intrigue.
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Perhaps more than those who came before him, Gaethje, who won interim UFC gold by outclassing Tony Ferguson in May, is seen as a real threat to Nurmagomedov’s immortality A clash of styles that suggests upset – though unlikely – isn’t entirely out of the question means the UFC world will be watching with impatience
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Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Australian Robert Whittaker is back on Yas Island for the second time this year
After defeating Darren Till in late July, Whittaker returns on Sunday against Jared Cannonier in a middleweight showdown that will likely decide 185-pound champion Israel Adesanya who will fight next.
Whittaker is on a mission to reclaim his belt, while 3-0 middleweight Cannonier looks to continue his rapid rise in the division
Also on the main card, Whittaker’s teammate Jacob Malkoun will make his UFC debut against Phillip Hawes Australian heavyweight Tai Tuivasa will face Stefan Struve in the preliminary stage
The preliminaries on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi will start at 200h (AEST), with the prelims at 3h and the main card underway at 5h
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