After being reserved to face each other four times already and having something interfere on every one of those events, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appear destined not to fight. But, in case they finally meet from the Octagon, the undefeated Nurmagomedov is a -200 favorite with Ferguson coming straight back at +170.
Nurmagomedov is a perfect 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 opponent possibly more than any other fighter in the UFC. Nurmagomedov is persistent in his pursuit of the takedown, also holds the record for most takedowns in a single match in UFC history (21), but is far from out of his element when it comes to striking. Khabib has a deadly array of knees and punches which can easily establish a T/KO victory.
Ferguson, the present interim champion, is 13-1 at the UFC and enters that this fight on a 10-fight win streak. «El Cucuy» is excellent in using his reach to his benefit in the standup game, but is a quantity striker who likes to drive the pace. He’s got power in both hands while also demonstrating a diverse arsenal on his toes. Ferguson isn’t merely a striker, as among the 23 career victories have come through entry. His sleek motion and competitive fashion put opponents in awkward places he capitalizes on.
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