Abu Dhabi –
UFC 254 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje will take place on Sunday, October 25 at 01.00 WIB at Fight Island, Abu Dhabi which can be watched via Fox Sports. Khabib ‘The Eagle’, the lightweight champion belt holder, will try to defend the title from Justin ‘The Highlight’ as his lightweight interm champion.
Khabib Nurmagomedov so dominant with his wrestling. From a record 28-0 victory at the UFC, the Dagestani fighter won 10 duels through locking techniques.
In fact, Khabib has the record for being the fighter with the most dings in one match. He’s done 21 takedowns in one UFC match!
At that time in 2013, when he faced Abel Trujillo. Lasting 3 rounds, Khabib slammed Trujillo every round.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the king of wrestling (Getty Images / Francois Nel)
Otherwise, Justin gaethje is a stand up fighter type. His boxing and kickboxing games are so captivating.
In fact, Justin Gaethje was not the opponent the UFC prepared for Khabib. Justin was just a replacement fighter for Khabib Nurmagomedov, when ‘The Eagle’ couldn’t fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in May.
Many parties considered, Tony Ferguson was able to beat Justin Gaethje. But instead, the prediction was reversed.
Justin Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson (Twitter @UFCNews)
Justin gaethje actually able to throw Tony Ferguson. In a note from the official UFC website, Justin Gaethje’s attack percentage is so stunning. You see, 147 of his 197 attacks (both from punches, kicks, and others) successfully hit Tony. The percentage of successful attacks is 72 percent.
Before the duel, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje actually gave them high respect. Indeed several times tossed each other psywar, but not until trash talking (insulting, criticizing, etc.)
“I will look for opportunities to finish his legs, body, and head,” he said Justin Gaethje.
“I’ve been wrestling since childhood, I will not let him play his strategy. I will make him bleed, because he never looks bleeding in the octagon,” said Justin.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje (UFC/Youtube)
Khabib Nurmagomedov also ready to serve Justin Gaethje’s American wrestling. When Justin wanted to make himself bleed, Khabib smiled a little.
“The question is, can he wrestle for 25 minutes later?” said Khabib.
“I can bleed, but I never bleed in the octagon. We’ll see,” said Khabib.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje also praised each other. Khabib often said that Justin was a smart fighter. Justin, meanwhile, admits Khabib is so great with a spotless victory record.
They both were reluctant to answer questions from journalists about the next fight. Both of them are so focused on the duel later.
Nothing but respect!