Best bets for UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje

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The UFC's second stint on Fight Island culminates with UFC 254, featuring a title unification bout at lightweight. Fittingly, the region's top star, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will get to compete at a time more palatable to his fan base. That means a break from the usual UFC broadcast time optimized to North American audiences, so U.S.-based audiences will see the crowning of the true undisputed king of the lightweights well in time for dinner.

The card also features important matchups across other weight classes. The odds are steep for the main event, but several key matchups are seeing close odds where there could be some value.

Early prelims begin at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday on ESPN+ and prelims start at noon on ESPN2/ESPN+. The main card begins at 2 p.m. ET on PPV.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.

Lightweight title fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov (-340) vs. Justin Gaethje (+280)