Khabib Nurmagomedov made weight first at UFC 254; however, it was not a flawless display.
Nurmagomedov (28-0) proved a point by weighing in first on Friday local time. "The Eagle" made a statement with his early weigh-in, but he did require a towel to do so. The defending UFC lightweight champion successfully made championship weight at 155 pounds.
Title challenger and UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (22-2) also successfully made championship weight. He did not require a towel to do so.
UFC 254 takes place on Saturday, October 24 from Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The pay-per-view card is headlined by Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje for the UFC lightweight championship. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.