Khabib Nurmagomedov (@1.53) vs Tony Ferguson (@2.5)

Our Prediction:

Khabib Nurmagomedov will win

Khabib Nurmagomedov – Tony Ferguson Match Prediction | 30-12-2019 23:00

Decision wins have been the norm with regard to the 29-year-old from Russia, as 36% of his successes have been through decision wins. Lets see our tips on betting on MMA. Ferguson has a 25-3 record entering into this fight. Nurmagomedov comes with a record of 25-0 in his unbeaten career. He has been able to win a remarkable 44% of his fights through knockouts.

Outside of the UFC, I fight with a lot of high-level striking guys and nobody catches me. I have many fights and people still talk about my striking game but I dont know why, Nurmagomedov said. Only Michael Johnson one time catch me but I fight with Rafael dos Anjos and other top guys like [Abel] Trujillo, [Gleison] Tibau, Pat Healy, a lot of top guys in the UFC. Whats interesting, all my amateur and my professional 24 fights, maybe three or four times guys catch me in the last 12 or 13 years.

Hes probably too skilled and too careful to leta knockout come. For Ferguson, the key will be either landing more blows en route to a tough Decision win or catching Khabib by surprise on the ground. Still, the odds arent insane either way, as Ferguson has also never been KOd in his professional MMA career and is a terrific defensive fighter.

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In one of the oddest and most unfortunate sagas in MMA history, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been booked to compete four times so far, with the latest planned outing being at UFC 223, but both men have been forced to withdraw for a multitude of reasons. Even Dana White once mentioned that he will never make Khabib vs Ferguson fight ever again. Some fans and pundits have stated that the bout is cursed, and there might be something to the claim.

Its champion Conor McGregor is apparently still deep in negotiations with the UFC, determined for them to pay him what he feels he is worth and while the divisional interim-title was won by Tony Ferguson in strong fashion at UFC 216, all signs point to him having to defend that belt against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. For all of the talk of it probably being amongst the most talent-rich divisions in the UFC right now, lightweight is a bit of a mess as we move into the first quarter of 2018.

Due to Ferguson being the superior striker and such a disciplineddefender, Khabib is going to look to be very aggressive early, work Ferguson up against the fence and eventually take him to the ground. Instead, were probably looking at someone squeezing out a submission move or the better fighter prevailing in a Decision. Once there, Ferguson will very much be in danger of beingforced to tap out.

Tony Ferguson, on the other hand, is a well-rounded brawler. El Cucuy is an appropriate nickname for Ferguson, who is the closest thing to a monster that weve seen inside the Octagon, what with his stalking style and overwhelming pressure. Tony has great takedowns and defensive grappling he trains with BJJ powerhouse Eddie Bravo and has submitted Edson Barboza, but he most often rushes across the Octagon, bites down on his mouthpiece, and tries to find a home for thunderous punches and kicks.

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Lets see the MMA odds now. It is best to go with Ferguson, even with Nurmagomedov being an extremely strong opponent. It will be extremely difficult to separate the two, but Ferguson has been the fighter who has been quite dominant in recent fights. The Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov fight preview is aware of a tough nature of this fight.

Tony Ferguson has losses to his name,but neither of these fighters have ever been knocked out and sport such high level defense and awareness on the canvas that its highly unlikely this UFC 209 bout ends that way or too quickly. UFC fights can always go the exact opposite way you hope or expect them to, but it really does feel like were headed for a Decision, one way or the other.

Tony handled this situation like a true champ. The Eagle was hospitalized with severe liver pain and dehydration. At the UFC 209 on March 4, 2017, in Las Vegas which was meant to be an interim lightweight championship fight. It seemed like it was actually going to happen Until Khabib pulled out a night before weigh-ins because of the health issues related to cutting weight.

Khabib is an elite takedown artist, hes aggressive, he moves fast and he can finish a fightin a number of ways. Hes proven he can strike early and end fights in a flash, or he can play the slow game, take things to the ground and work his opponent down and win in a Decision. The difficult part in deciding this fight is that both fighters want this and are ridiculously tough.