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06.09.2020 | 1:25 PM ET

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Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Saturday 09.19.2020 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue:
  • Location:
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • MMA Bouts: 4
  • Promotion Links:
Bout   Info
Khabib Nurmagomedov   vs.   Justin Gaethje   Rumored   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Mackenzie Dern   vs.   Randa Markos   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Hakeem Dawodu   vs.   Zubaira Tukhugov   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Shamil Abdurakhimov   vs.   Ciryl Gane   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page

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RobertK08
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06.13.2020 | 4:22 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, SUB, R1
Khabib has multiple takedowns stuffed but eventually gets one off a leg kick. Justin’s BJJ is not good enough to keep Khabib off his back. Khabib takes the back and submit Justin with a RNC in the first round.

Joshjeffords
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06.13.2020 | 4:33 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Justin Gaethje, TKO, R1
Either can win but a 1st round sub against a good wrestler only if its justin and drops khabib first. Khabib is a blanket fighter a wet blanket at that he doesnt blitz anything.

"You can do anything all you need is will power"

tepid55
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06.13.2020 | 4:59 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, DEC
I think Khabib grinds out a decision and retires undefeated. UFC Lightweight GOAT

Joshjeffords
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06.15.2020 | 5:18 PM ET

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That is sadly the 80 percent likelihood we wont know till the day more importantly we are robbed of the real fight.
Any word on fergy havent seen a peep since he was recooping in hospital.

"You can do anything all you need is will power"

ZakkBroadhurst
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06.16.2020 | 7:07 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, SUB, R2
Justin wont know what hit him khabib never been cut never been knocked down he barely gets hit he will make easy work of this

ZakkBroadhurst
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06.16.2020 | 7:09 AM ET

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*** are you talking about he dropped conor with his first punch of the fight he will easily take down justin and choke easy 2nd round sub
Aziz abdulvakhabov hs
2020.06.17 9:39 AM ET

bout announced

Abdul-Aziz Abdulvakhabov vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Alexander sarnavskiy hs
FergboyMMA
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06.19.2020 | 5:47 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, SUB, R4
A solid fight but sadly I predict it will be the same as the Dustin Poirier fight. I just don’t see what Justin has to offer that we haven’t seen before. Khabib has fought incredible kickboxers like Conor, he’s fought good/great boxers like Iaquinta, Poirier, Johnson, and more and it has been a mauling. I honestly think Tony Ferguson has the best chance against Khabib and yes I know Gaethje beat up Ferguson but styles make fights and that fight was on the feet and Khabib doesn’t tend to hang on the feet long at all. I predict Justin may give Khabib a tough fight early with his now vastly improved striking style, and he may hurt Khabib on the feet, but I think Khabib is able to eventually get the takedown, grind out Justin, take his back, and choke him out and then retire in front of an empty crowd. I prefer this over the Dustin Poirier fight, but I think it will play out similarly. I can’t even begin to think about how the fight is so even on Tapology. Hopefully that changes when this gets confirmed. I hope Gaethje wins, but Khabib just seems like too much right now.

Hyrm
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06.19.2020 | 6:05 PM ET

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Even after is last win, I dont see wath Gaethje could offer to Khabib wrestling!

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Taylor335
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06.19.2020 | 7:46 PM ET

@Hyrm

Predictions: 1 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Lmao well obviously.
Gaethje didn’t wrestle in his last fight.

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

mikesuarez12
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06.24.2020 | 12:47 PM ET

Justin's ground game...

Predictions: 2 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

I think the big X factor here is Justin's ground game which we haven't seen in the UFC yet. We really don't know how well Justin will be able to stuff and at least postpone Khabib's takedown attempts and judging by how well Justin punished Tony in each exchange leads me to believe that this fight will be alot closer than people think. Justin may very well be Khabib's hardest test yet, even more than a Ferguson matchup. I'd also love to see Tony vs Conor at 170. 

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jammam91
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06.29.2020 | 3:10 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov, SUB, R4
Don't forget, they all look good until they face Khabib. It just all changes! Russian Dagestani wrestling is suffocating, those guys are a different breed! Justin is a great fighter and a threat to everyone, except Khabib! I'm nice enough to predict a 4th round submission win for Khabib, but I wouldn't be surprised by a 2 or 3rd round submission.

Mackenzie dern hs
2020.07.09 1:42 PM ET

bout announced

Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Randa markos hs
Hakeem dawodu hs
2020.07.14 4:29 PM ET

bout announced

Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Zubaira tukhugov
AnthillIss
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07.15.2020 | 12:26 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 4 Pending   |   Tied for 1st with 204 others

Dawodu vs. Tukhugov
Hakeem Dawodu, DEC
**** this stupid russian tomato can

Shamil abdurakhimov
2020.07.15 1:12 PM ET

bout announced

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
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