Brock Lesnar new featured fighter in EA Sports UFC 4 video game (trailer)

Brock Lesnar UFC 4 video game Brocktober


Heavyweight legend Brock Lesnar has entered the virtual-Octagon as part of the latest update for EA SPORTS UFC 4. Lesnar will be joined by fellow fighters Jennifer Maia and Askar Askarov, along with all-new vanity items just in time for Halloween… or as the UFC puts it BROCKTOBER!

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Players can jump into the game until Friday, October 30 to get Lesnar. Additionally, from October 22, EA SPORTS UFC 4 will open the Octagon to all players with Free Play Days running until Sunday, October 25 at 11:59pm PST. 

New Halloween vanity items will come on October 22 and October 29, including the Skeleton vanity set, Skulls and Roses shorts and more. In total, the two drops will bring more than 40 new cosmetic items to the game for players.

Please visit the official EA SPORTS UFC 4 web page for full all the details on the new updates.

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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje fight card

UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje
Date: October 24, 2020
Venue: Flash Arena
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

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– Performance of the Night: ???
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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje Fight Card

Main (2 pm EST on ESPN+/PPV)

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) def. Justin Gaethje (ic) by Technical Submission (triangle choke) R2, 1:34*
  • Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier by Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris by TKO (body kick and punches) R2, 1:15
  • Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun by KO (punches) R1, 0:18
  • Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova by Submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 3:31
  • Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cuțelaba by KO (punches) R1, 4:19

Prelims (12 pm EST on ESPN2/ESPN+)

  • Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve by KO (punches) R1, 4:59
  • Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood by Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira by Submission (guillotine choke) R1, 4:40
  • Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey by Draw (split) (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)

Early Prelims (11 am EST on ESPN 2 / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)

  • Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua by TKO (doctor stoppage) R1, 5:00
  • Joel Álvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev by Submission (armbar) R1, 3:00

*For UFC lightweight championship

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Robert Whittaker decisions Jared Cannonier in UFC 254 co-main event

Robert Whittaker cracks Jared Cannonier at UFC 254

The top two contenders in the middleweight division met in the UFC 254 co-main event on Saturday at Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Former champion and No. 1 ranked Robert Whittaker and No. 2 ranked Jared Cannonier were originally slated to face off at UFC 248 in March, but Whittaker withdrew from the bout due to personal reasons. The bout was rescheduled for Saturday and proved worth the wait.

Cannonier entered the fight riding a three-fight winning streak and was unbeaten in the 185-pound division. For Whittaker, he rebounded in his previous outing with a dominating win over Darren Till.

Whittaker established his jab early as he bounced on the outside. Cannonier targeted Whittaker’s legs, knocking him down with a leg kick early in the opening frame.

Whittaker outworked Cannonier and dictated the pace of the fight. As the bout wore on, Whittaker’s jab began to land more often and the wear was showing on Cannonier’s face.

The biggest moment in the bout came in the final round. Whittaker threws a combination and ended it with a kick that staggered Cannonier. Whittaker went on the attack, knocking Cannonier down. He followed Cannonier to the canvas and advanced to the mount position. Cannonier rolled, giving up his back before scrambling back to his feet.

Once they were back standing, Cannonier stunned Whittaker with a right hand. Whittaker quickly clinched and rode out the final seconds of the fight. After 15 minutes of fighting, all the judges scored the bout for Whittaker by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 29-28.

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“I’m very happy that it’s all over. Obviously, we got the result that we wanted,” Whittaker said following the win. “He’s tough.  He’s resilient.  I thought I had him gone.  He stayed in.  Then he got back up and started putting it on me.  It was a good fight.  He’s a tough guy.”

With the win, Whittaker solidified his place as the top contender in the division and next in line to face champion Israel Adesanya in his next bout. The two previously fought at UFC 243 on Oct. 6 with Adesanya winning by knockout.

Whittaker wasn’t thinking about a rematch against Adesanya on Saturday. He was focused on getting home to his family.

“I’m going straight home and putting up my Christmas tree.  I promised the kids,” he said.  “That’s what’s happening.”

UFC 254 results: Khabib Nurmagomedov puts Justin Gaethje to sleep, retires in a ball of emotion

Khabib kneels and cries after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov etched his name in stone in the annals of UFC history with his second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Saturday on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

Moments after finishing Gaethje, Khabib then announced his retirement.

It was a masterful performance from a man that entered the fight with the heaviest of hearts.

Khabib walked into the Octagon at UFC 254 with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Undefeated at 28-0, his spotless record was on the line. His status as the UFC lightweight champion of the world was at stake. Him possibly surpassing Jon Jones as the top fighter in the world was a consideration. 

Perhaps a heavier weight than any other, however, was Khabib’s father having passed away over the summer. Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was his lifelong trainer and driving force. The fight with Gaethje was the first time that Khabib had fought since losing his father.

Gaethje earned his shot at Khabib by defeating Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249 back in May. That opportunity came about when Khabib, who had been slated to fight Ferguson, was unable to make it to the Octagon because of being on lockdown in Russia because of the global coronavirus pandemic. Gaethje entered the fight with Khabib on a four-fight winning streak.

The first round started slow with Gaethje frequently feinting a takedown. Partway through the round, Khabib started to employ his jab, which set up several combinations that stung Gaethje. Just as Khabib begin to really stick the jab, Gaethje landed a couple hard punches of his own that got the champ’s attention.

It took him until the final minute of the frame, but Khabib shot and landed a takedown, which nearly set up an armbar, but he ran out of time. It was a strong opening round by Khabib, who showed how good his hands are, despite Gaethje landing quite a few solid leg kicks.

Khabib knew what he was doing was working and he kept it up in round two. Instead of hanging back for Gaethje to make a mistake, Khabib pressed him with his jab and combinations.

He ate a hard left hand and several leg kicks from Gaethje, but Khabib kept pressing forward. He finally shot, quickly moved to Gaethje’s back, and dragged him to the canvas.

Moments later, Khabib had a triangle choke locked up and Gaethje tried to tap, but fell to sleep.

Overcome by the emotion of the moment, Khabib kneeled down in the middle of the Octagon and began sobbing. When he awoke, Gaethje kneeled by his side, hugging the man that had just made him unconscious, realizing the enormity of Khabib’s loss of his father.

“I know he made his father so proud,” Gaethje said after the fight.

Khabib Nurmagomedov announces his retirement

Khabib notched his 29th consecutive win as a professional fighter. And then he called it quits.

Citing his love for his father and a promise to his mother, Khabib retired as the undefeated UFC lightweight champion of the world.

“Today I want to say, this was my last fight. No way I can come here without my father,” said Khabib. “I promised (my mother) this would be my last fight.”

The only thing he asked for? That he be elevated to the No. 1 ranking in the Pound for Pound fighter list.

“You guys have to put me on No. 1 pound for pound fighter in the world because I deserve it.

“Today is my last fight here in UFC.”


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UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje results

UFC 254 Main Card (2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Justin Gaethje by technical submission (triangle choke) at 1:34, R2
  • Robert Whittaker def. Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alexander Volkov def. Walt Harris by TKO (kick and punches) at 1:15, R2
  • Phil Hawes def. Jacob Malkoun by KO (punches) at 0:18, R1
  • Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:31, R2
  • Magomed Ankalaev def. Ion Cutelaba by KO (punches) at 4:19, R1

UFC 254 Preliminary Card (11 a.m. ET on ESPN+)

  • Tai Tuivasa def. Stefan Struve by KO (punches) at 4:59, R1
  • Casey Kenney def. Nathaniel Wood by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Alex Oliveira by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:40, R1
  • Da Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey split draw (29-28, 28-29, 28-28)
  • Miranda Maverick def. Liana Jojua by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00, R1
  • Joel Alvarez def. Alexander Yakovlev by submission (armbar) at 3:00, R1

Fighters react to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement following UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Following his UFC 254 submission win over Justin Gaethje on Saturday, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took his gloves off inside Flash Forum in Abu Dhabi and announced his retirement.

After the announcement, fighters reacted to “The Eagle” stepping away from fighting.

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Khabib beat Justin Gaethje having broke his foot three weeks before UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov shoots on Justin Gaethje at UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one of the most impressive performances his fighting life at UFC 254 on Saturday when he choke Justin Gaethje unconscious in the second round.

If doing that after the passing of his father over the summer weren’t enough, UFC president Dana White revealed at the post-fight press conference that Khabib had been in the hospital with a broken foot just three weeks prior.

“What this guy’s been through, we’re all lucky that we got to see him fight tonight,” What said.

“Apparently he was in the hospital, he broke his foot three weeks ago. So he has two broken toes and a bone in his foot that is broken or something like that. That’s what his corner was telling me.”

White insisted that even he didn’t know about Khabib’s injury leading up to the fight. And it certainly didn’t show in the fight.

Khabib held his ground, out several leg kicks, and was able to shoot his takedowns.

“(He) never told anybody. Walking around. He is one of the toughest human beings on the planet,” White continued, adding that Khabib should be considered among the best to have ever fought.

“He’s the number one pound for pound fighter in the world. You seriously have to start putting him up there at GOAT (greatest of all time) status with whoever else you think is the GOAT.”


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Conor McGregor says ‘I will carry on’ after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement

Conor McGregor UFC 246 presser - serious

The rivalry between former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has spanned years. It got personal and included their entire camps.

The storied rivalry included McGregor’s dolly-throwing incident at UFC 223 in New York. Following their UFC 229 title bout in October 2018, chaos ensued inside the cage that spilled over into the crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

On Saturday, McGregor put those differences aside after Nurmagomedov announced his retirement following his second-round submission win over Justin Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event.

McGregor tweeted, “Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Sincerely, The McGregors”


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There will be no rematch between the two. On Saturday, the rivalry ended with Nurmagomedov’s fighting career.

Jon Jones says he ‘grants’ Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC top Pound for Pound spot

Prior to Saturday’s UFC 254 event in Abu Dhabi, UFC president Dana White stated that he believed Khabib Nurmagomedov would pass Jon Jones as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world if he defeated Justin Gaetje.

“If he beats Justin on Saturday, I think he’s the number on pound-for-pound fighter in the world and on his way to GOAT status,” said White.

Nurmagomedov did defeat Gaethje in the UFC 254 main event via submission in the second round. Followign the fight, Nurmagomedov asked to be elevated to the top spot on the pound-for-pound list.

“You guys have to put me on No. 1 pound for pound fighter in the world because I deserve it,” he said.

Jones responded to Nurmagomedov’s request following the event. “Until I take that heavily crown, I grant you the spot. Enjoy Champ,” Jones tweeted.


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Whether Nurmagomedov appears in the top spot on the pound-for-pound list on Monday will ultimately be up to the voting panelists. Nurmagomedov, Jones, and White have weighed in. We’ll see on Monday.


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Justin Gaethje addresses UFC 254 loss to Khabib: ‘He just made his father so proud’

Justin Gaethje UFC 254 post fight


There was little negativity between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje in the lead-up to Saturday’s UFC 254 on Fight Island. There was none following the fight either.

After Khabib submitted Gaethje in the second round, he knelt down in the middle of the Octagon and began sobbing, presumably over the loss of his father over the summer.

When Gaethje awoke from being choked out, he joined Khabib in the center of the Octagon, kneeled down, and gave him a hub.

In his post-fight comments with the UFC’s Megan Olive, Gaethje said that he simply told Khabib that his father would be so proud of him.

Listen in as Gaethje breaks down his loss to Khabib and the rapport between them.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov issues his first statement following UFC 254 victory and retirement

Abdulmanap (father) and Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had one of the greatest performances of his career when he choked out Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Fight Island on Saturday.

Immediately after the fight, he broke down in tears, having lost his father over the summer.

Khabib had few words following the fight. He used his post-fight interview to thank his father and his team, and to announce his retirement.

“Today I want to say, this was my last fight. No way I can come here without my father,” said Khabib. “I promised (my mother) this would be my last fight.”

Following his post-fight interview, Khabib, despite his retirement, opted out of the usual post-fight press conference, leaving others to reflect upon his performance and surprise retirement announcement.

A short time later, Khabib took to his Instagram account to issue a post-fight statement. As is his nature, that statement focused not on himself, but on his father.

“When ALLAH with you, nobody can broke you, nobody 👊⚔️
Thanks Father for everything, you teach all my life, may ALLAH grant you the highest Paradise.”


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