It will be one big event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as they saved the best for their last fight card in “Fight Island” with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje headlining UFC 254 this Saturday, October 24. This event will be starting at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and it will be at the closed doors of the Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is going to be the unification bout for the UFC lightweight championship and Khabib Nurmagomedov putting his undefeated record on the line. It is seen by UFC Betting Odds that Justin Gaethje will be the huge underdogs in this match against Nurmagomedov.
UFC 254 Betting: Khabib vs Gaethje Betting Information
It was not long ago that Khabib Nurmagomedov was long overdue for the title shot and now that he is, the Russian fighter has held on the UFC lightweight championship since April 7, 2018, and successfully defended the title twice. One of them was the storied battle with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor in UFC 299 and the latest defense was against Dustin Poirier in UFC 242 last year, September 2019. Nurmagomedov now owns a 28-0 professional record and has been fighting in the UFC since January 2013. In his career, he has balanced his wins to 8 knockouts,10 submissions and 10 decisions.
Justin Gaethje has been in the UFC since July 2017 as an undefeated fighter. Wining his debut match against Michael Johnson, he lost his next two matches against Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. Since then, he went on a four-match winning streak and disposing of James Vick, Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone and the latest was against Tony Ferguson in May 202 at UFC 249 where he earned the interim title. He has been known as a knockout artist his entire career having 19 of his 22 wins earned through it. Gaethje carries the ring name of “The Highlight” with his exciting brand of fighting and that will be put to the test against Khabib Nurmagomedov in his next bout.
Khabib vs Gaethje Betting Numbers
|Win by KO/TKO||29%||86%|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||4.11||7.74|
|Striking Absorbed Per Minute||4.65||8.37|
Khabib vs. Gaethje Summary
Expect that Justin Gaethje will try to avoid Khabib Nurmagomedov’s attempts to take him down and bring the match standing up trying to score a knockout. Top Online Sportsbook has Nurmagomedov as the favorite and he has been a swiss army knife of moves and just a walking MMA lesson for aspiring fighters. This should be a win for the Russian fighter and will climb up history as one of the best to enter the UFC cage.
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