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

Khabib really wanted a legacy fight with GSP but got a denial from the UFC probably because they want him to face Tony. Will we finally see Nurmagomedov and Ferguson facing each inside the octagon? So, what happens next? Khabib and Tony are both have incredible streaks going and they are clearly the best lightweights in the UFC #rightnow thats why their potential bout can be considered as a legacy fight as well. I very much think so, this fight HAS TO HAPPEN.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Nurmagomedov has yet to lose professionally and hes proven he can win in a multitude of ways. If were looking at records alone, the logic is airtight. Hes also a fantastic takedown artist and knows how to finish fights on the ground (8 career submissions). He has displayed vicious power and elitequickness as an elite striker, helping him to 8 career KO wins. The toughness andendurance is there for Nurmagomedov, too, as hes lasted through 8 Decision wins.

When I fought Michael Johnson he talk about now we will see what happens. Michael Johnson, I beat him but after the fight everybody is quiet. I watch all his fights. I know what I do and on March 4 when cage close, a lot of people say, Oh he beat Tony Ferguson now he needs Conor [McGregor]. Like before when I beat somebody, people talk about this is not his level he needs different opponent.

Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Predictions, Betting Tips & Fight Preview

In one of the interviews, Khabib said: Im not sure Ill be back at all ever, thank you very much to all my fans. At the time, Khabib was struggling with a bunch of serious injuries which almost ended his career. At the Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale which was set for December 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. He ended up fighting with Edson Barboza and Tony submitted him in the 2nd round. Khabib pulled out from the fight with Ferguson at the end of October because he broke a rib while training. Tony Ferguson at the time was on a 6-fight winning streak and ranked #9 in the Lightweight rankings.

Ferguson was replaced by Darrell Horcher; Khabib took this fight at catchweight 160 lbs and got a win via TKO in the 2nd round. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight was canceled for the second time El Cucuy withdraw on 11 days notice because he had fluid and blood in his lungs. At the UFC on Fox 19 which was set to go down on April 16, 2016, in Tampa.

When the fight was booked for what was then the third time at UFC 209, many had pointed to the matchup as perhaps the most anticipated in the history of the lightweight division. Considering Ferguson and Nurmagomedovs wins over Kevin Lee and Edson Barboza since then, it could well be said that now, it is the most electric pairing we will see all year.

Nurmagomedov has terrific defense and will see most of Fergusons action coming before he even plans it. That isnt likely to happen, however. With a lack of striking impact wearing on Khabib andNurmagomedovs aggressive takedown offense tiring out Ferguson, we like Khabib to stay undefeated and get one step closer to The Notorious with a well-earned Decision win.