UFC 254 went down on Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Justin Gaethje in the second round to successfully defend his lightweight title. The undefeated Dagestani then announced his retirement from the sport in his Octagon interview.
In the co-main event, Robert Whittaker put on an impressive display, beating Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision. Elsewhere on the UFC 254 card, Alexander Volkov finished Walt Harris in the second round and Phil Hawes made a winning debut, needing only 18 seconds to knockout Jacob Malkoun.
Full Results From UFC 254:
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Justin Gaethje via second round triangle choke submission (1:34)
Robert Whittaker defeats Jared Cannonier via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Alexander Volkov defeats Walt Harris via second round TKO (1:15)
Phil Hawes defeats Jacob Malkoun via first round KO (0:18)
Lauren Murphy defeats Liliya Shakirova via second round rear naked choke submission (3:31)
Magomed Ankalaev defeats Ion Cutelaba via first round KO (4:19)
Tai Tuivasa defeats Stefan Struve via first round TKO (4:59)
Casey Kenney defeats Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Shavkat Rakhmonov defeats Alex Oliveira via first round guillotine choke submission (4:40)
Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey judged a split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
Miranda Maverick defeats Liana Jojua via first round TKO – doctor’s stoppage due to a cut (5:00)
Joel Alvarez defeats Alexander Yakovlev via first round arm bar submission (3:00)