The UFC 254, the one that will have Khabib Nurmagomedov Y Justin gaethje in the stellar of a new night in Abu Dhabi. There is no doubt that it will be one of the best events in recent times. The Russian champion (28-0-0) will defend the lightweight belt (70 kg) against the American (22-2-0), being one of the most difficult crosses for him. It will not be easy at all against the American, but he does not lose hope.
Knowing what will be in front of you, Khabib He took the opportunity to intimidate him in the previous one. “Justin He’s a very nice guy and a good opponent for me, but when the door to the octagon closes, he will have to be ready for more than just a boxing match. I’m not Dustin (Poirier) or Tony (Ferguson). I will take it to the deepest ocean and drown it, ”he said. Nurmagomedov last fought at UFC 242 in September 2019, when he submitted Dustin Poirier in the third round.
Will he make his third defense?
For its part, Justin gaethje he responded forcefully. “My goal when I’m standing in there is to cause as many car crashes as possible. Whether our bodies collide, our heads collide, our damn shoulders collide, my fist hitting his head or his fist hitting mine. Does not matter how. I need to create car crashes because it is the only way to defeat this guy, “he explained.
It should be noted that, while Khabib accelerates its preparations for the confrontation with GaethjeIt will be the first time he has climbed into the octagon since he had the hardest defeat that life gave him. This will be the Dagestan star’s first match since the death of his father and coach, Abdulmanap. He himself died in early July, thanks to the coronavirus. Sad moment for him, who must deal with it in the cage.
UFC 254 main card
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin gaethje – fight for the lightweight title.
- Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier.
- Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris.
- Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos.
- Cynthia Calvillo vs.
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba.