Russian MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov arrives at Abu Dhabi Fight Island for UFC 254

Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov arrived at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island “Fight Island” on Tuesday ahead of his upcoming fight with interim Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. (WAM)
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Updated 20 October 2020

Russian MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov arrives at Abu Dhabi Fight Island for UFC 254

  • With 28 career wins and no losses, Nurmagomedov holds the longest active undefeated streak in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

LONDON: Russian UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov arrived at Abu Dhabi’s “Fight Island” on Yas Island on Tuesday ahead of his upcoming fight with interim Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. 

The reigning Lightweight champion and the American interim champion will complete final preparations before their unification bout on Saturday as part of UFC 254 at the Flash Forum, with the winner becoming the champion of the Lightweight division.

UFC stars Robert Whittaker and Jared Cannonier, who are fighting in the Middleweight category, have also arrived at the Yas Island coronavirus “safe zone” ahead of their bout.

With 28 career wins and no losses, Nurmagomedov holds the longest active undefeated streak in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and is the first Muslim to hold a UFC title.

The Russian, nicknamed the Eagle, fought the first defense of his lightweight title against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on 6 October, 2018 in Las Vegas.


Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

Updated 29 November 2020

Maradona’s doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter

  • Police raided Leopoldo Luque's surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence
  • The probe was triggered by concerns raised by three of Maradona's daughters over the treatment he received

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona's personal doctor was on Sunday being investigated for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentina legend suffered a fatal heart attack, prosecutors in San Isidro near Buenos Aires reported.
Police raided Leopoldo Luque's surgery and home in search of possible evidence pointing to negligence, according to television images.
The probe was triggered by concerns raised by three of Maradona's daughters Dalma, Giannina and Jana over the treatment he received for his heart condition at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, judicial sources said.
"Our investigations are ongoing, we are talking to witnesses including members of the family" of Maradona, a source close to the San Isidro inquiry said.
Luque, who declined to comment when contacted by AFP, had posted a photograph of himself with Maradona on the day the 60-year-old left hospital on November 12, eight days after surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Maradona returned home to Tigre where he received round the clock medical care. He died of a heart attack on Wednesday, and was buried on Thursday at the Jardin de Paz cemetery on the outskirts of the Argentine capital.