After being reserved to face each other four times already and having something interfere on each of these occasions, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov seem destined to not fight. However, just in case they eventually meet from the Octagon, the undefeated Nurmagomedov is a -200 favored with Ferguson coming straight back in +170.
Nurmagomedov is a great 26-0 in his MMA career with 16 of these victories coming through stoppage. Khabib last competed in the Octagon at UFC 223 where he mauled Al Iaquinta.
With a master of sambo and a black belt in judo, Khabib excels in suffocating his opponent possibly more than any other fighter in the UFC. Nurmagomedov is relentless in his pursuit of the takedown, also holds the record for most takedowns in one match in UFC history (21), but is far 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 current interim winner, is 13-1 at the UFC and enters that this fight on a 10-fight win streak. «El Cucuy» is great in using his reach to his benefit in the standup game, but is a quantity striker who likes to drive the speed. He’s got power in both hands while also demonstrating a varied arsenal on his toes. Ferguson is not just a striker, as nine of the 23 career victories have come through entry. His slick motion and aggressive fashion put opponents in awkward positions that he capitalizes on.
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