After being reserved to face each other four times and having some thing interfere on every one of those events, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appear destined to not fight. However, just in case they eventually meet from the Octagon, the undefeated Nurmagomedov is a -200 favorite with Ferguson coming straight back at +170.
Nurmagomedov is a great 26-0 in his MMA career with 16 of those victories coming via stoppage. Khabib last competed in the Octagon at UFC 223 where he mauled Al Iaquinta.
With a master of sambo along with a black belt in judo, Khabib excels in suffocating his rival possibly greater than any other fighter in the UFC. Nurmagomedov is persistent in his pursuit of the takedown, and holds the record for most takedowns in a single game in UFC history (21), but is far from out of his element when it comes to striking. Khabib has a deadly variety of knees and punches which may easily establish a T/KO success.
Ferguson, the present interim winner, is 13-1 at the UFC and enters this fight on a 10-fight win streak. « El Cucuy » is excellent at using his reach to his advantage at the standup game, but is a volume striker who likes to push the speed. He’s got power in both hands while also displaying a diverse arsenal on his feet. Ferguson isn’t merely a striker, as among his 23 career victories have come via entry. His slick movement and aggressive style put opponents in awkward positions that he capitalizes on.
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