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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

Main Event | UFC Lightweight Championship | 155 lbs

Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Justin Gaethje via Submission at 1:34 of Round 2

Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov
Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje

Nurmagomedov
Submission
Round 2

Khabib Nurmagomedov Justin Gaethje

"The Eagle" "The Highlight"

28-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   22-2-0
Climbed to 29-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 22-3
-275 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +225 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Interim Champion
Ru Russia   Nationality   Us United States
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Greeley, Colorado
32 years, 1 month, 4 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 11 months, 1 week, 3 days
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
American Kickboxing Academy   Gym   Elevation Fight Team
UFC 254
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
  • Date: Saturday 10.24.2020 at 02:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Jason Herzog
  • Venue: UFC Fight Island
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 12 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Jon Anik
  • Nurmagomedov Total Disclosed Pay: $50,000
  • Gaethje Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: UFC Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Nurmagomedov
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Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 3757  
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Event Discussion

ImperatorFishrat
ImperatorFishrat

10.26.2020 | 11:51 PM ET

Huh.

Goddamn Greg. Careful with that axe!
mulefloyd
mulefloyd

10.27.2020 | 2:11 PM ET

The ONLY time I was entertained by a Khabib performance and thus at least mildly interested in his next one was this fight. Only time I've seen him be a dynamic ground fighter instead of a static one. 

I agree about the Tibau fight but it was obvious that Khabib had improved over that early version himself. The GSP comparison is very apt imo, at least the post-Serra version as both were too focused on defensive tactics and control to ever be truly entertaining.

* Edited at 10.27.2020, 2:12 PM ET *

FireFist45
FireFist45

10.27.2020 | 4:13 PM ET

Khabib's Padded record Before UFC ....

6 fighters were making their pro-debut  ( means extremely padded )
only fought 6 fighters with winning records in his first 16 fights  


When Khabib was about to fight someone like Tony Ferguson who had plans for him on the ground game -- mean lots and lots of blood spilled - Khabib would suddenly have a medical issue and cant fight because he cut too much weight or something else.  

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