Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje UFC 254 Lightweight Tittle Bout MMA Odds, Prediction and Picks
UFC 254 Lightweight Tittle Bout
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje
Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Kick Off: 10:15p ET
Arena: Flash Forum, UFC Fight Island
Location: Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
TV: PPV, ESPN+
|Khabib Nurmagomedov||UFC 254||Justin Gaethje|
|5' 10"||Height||5' 11"|
|155.00 LB||Weight||155.00 LB|
|70 in||Reach||70 in|
|40 in||Leg Reach||40 in|
|13:56||AVG Fight Time||10:11|
Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 Lightweight Tittle Bout on Saturday October 24th, 2020 at the Arena: Flash Forum, UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates.
|Khabib Nurmagomedov -340|
Khabib Nurmagomedov has a perfect 28-0 record and has won 36% of his fights by decision. In his last fight he got a win against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
Khabib has now won three of his last four fights by submission. He is a relentless fighter in his attempts to fold and almost always gets the fight where he wants, making it very difficult for his opponent to get comfortable and develop a rhythm.
Khabib is a great fighter and is like an animal in that once he gets his hands on an opponent he controls the rest of the round and exhausts it. Khabib closes the gap well and has a pretty decent head turn that allows him to survive the moment.
Every fighter who wants to face Khabib has to have a wonderful tank of gas, otherwise it will be a long night. Khabib may not have much balance in his attack, but he is as good as it takes to master his craft, and it shows he has the best ground game of any fighter in the sport.
|Justin Gaethje +260|
Justin Gaethje is 22-2 and has won 11 of his last 13 fights. In his last bout he beat Tony Ferguson by a fifth round knockout at UFC 249.
Gaethje essentially paid Ferguson in kind, destroying his face and forcing the referee to stop things.
He has shown throughout his career that the power of punches and the chin are there so that he can defend himself with anyone on his feet and is clearly more comfortable on his feet.
Gaethje is experienced in wrestling and has a coach who works tirelessly on technique, so at one point you think his ground game would come into play.
At this point, Gaethje seems to be 100% dedicated. to his stand-up and wants to chase his head.
Due to the perfect record and the feats achieved in each fight, Khabib is a clear favorite for this fight, he is very dangerous at short distances, being able to get a takedown and dominate the fight. I think we have to expect more of the same with Khabib, especially he will try to make the fight go to the ground.
If we talk about betting, Gaethje is a great option to get money for our pockets. Gaethje is very good at his stand up and lands solid clean shots at his opponents from that position, he is also a great fighter who can create problems for Khabib if the fight goes to the ground.
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