UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje Preview

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The Most Dominant vs. The Most Violent

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje

 

UFC 254 Live from Fight Island at 2:00 pm est, we have the biggest fight of the year as Lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on interim champ Justin Gaethje. This is a crazy fight even for the casual fans.

The opportunity to watch the great Khabib perform against arguably his toughest challenge yet, at least punching power wise is priceless. Khabib sits at 28-0, an unheard of record in the sport. He’s dominated spectacular fighters, he’s defeated world champions. No one runs through people the way Khabib does, he SMASHES people, he’s an undeniable, unstoppable force. He has dominated everyone in his path and is the most dominant champion in MMA history, and in my opinion the most dominant athlete in sports history. Uncommon amongst the uncommon.

But Justin Gaethje presents the most dangerous challenge to his title reign. He is the most violent man in the most violent sport. Imagine that title. He is a straight up SAVAGE. You dont come out of a fight with Justin Gaethje unscathed. Gaethje has never been taken down and mauled before. He is anWhen Justin Gaethje beat Tony Ferguson in May, it shocked a lot of people. I have always been a proponent of Tony Ferguson absolutely being Khabib’s toughest challenge yet, but the way Gaethje pieced up Ferguson with his controlled chaos was nothing short of a masterpiece.

Lets go with the prediction here. I believe Khabib walks away 29-0 after a 4th round submission victory. The 1st round will tell us everything.If Justin can use his footwork, use wrestling in the open, I think Justin might be able to outwrestle him in the open. But against the fence, I don’t think so. If Justin can cut Khabib up and land strikes on him in the 1st round then we are in for quite a battle. But if Khabib gets Gaethje up against the fence, then Gaethje could be in for a long night. What isnt talked about enough is how Gaethje was an all American wrestler in college. He is no slouch and we’ll have to see how his takedown defense is. But he is also no Khabib. Khabib can do it against the best wrestlers in the world, regardless of size. It’s a dangerous fight for both guys. But I believe, if I have to put my money on someone, of course you cannot bet against Khabib. His pedigree speaks for itself.

In the co main event we have an absolutely phenomenal number 1 contender’s bout in the middleweight division between former champion #1 Robert Whittaker taking on #2 Jared Cannonier. The winner of this fight will get a title shot against Israel Adesanya. I see Robert Whittaker taking this one by split decision and possibly by a late TKO in the 3rd round. This will be hell of a fight. I was shocked to see Whittaker as an underdog heading into this fight, the odds have closed this week but man, Whittaker a great way to make some money here, i really like him as a dog in this fight. Jared Cannonier is no joke and can certainly win this fight, I just think people have forgot about Robert Whittaker IMMENSELY and will be reminded of how good he is when he’s on top of his game.

Another fight is the top 10 Heavyweight bout between Alexander Volkov and Walt Harris. I see Volkov taking this one by TKO in the 2nd or 3rd round but I do see Volkov being better than Harris in most areas. I hope im wrong on this one as i’ll be rooting for Harris (who isnt) but man i just dont see a victory for him here against the very dangerous Volkov.

There are some other really spectacular fights on this card as well. Im super stoked to watch. DO NOT FORGET the Main Card begins at 2:00 pm est, i would say Khabib-Gaethje will be going down between 430 and 530, maybe a little later due to a 6 fight main card.

Oh yea here is one more trailer to get the juices flowing baby.

Once again, this the biggest fight of the year. Do not take watching Khabib Nurmagomedov perform for granted. 28-0. Greatness. Against his toughest challenge yet. It doesn’t get any better than that folks. Enjoy!

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