Justin gaethje had the most important night of his life, before this weekend, against Tony ferguson. The American was measured against “Cucuy”, where he won the interim champion belt and disfigured the renowned UFC fighter. Now, after several months of that immense contest for him, an Instagram account shared a video of how the winner’s terrible blows were heard.
Of course Gaethje He had an almost surgical strategy, beginning first with the left leg, then the left eye, followed by the right cheekbone and ending with the nose. The “Cucuy” ended up with his face totally disfigured, making it one of the bloodiest fights ever seen in Ultimate Fighting Championship history. This being the case, in the audiovisual the damage of his blows is better appreciated.
It was in the fifth round of the main fight of the night that a new exchange between the two took place. There, after having already almost removed the mobility of Ferguson in one of his legs, due to the hard blows, he made the decision to liquidate him. With his cheekbones inflamed, Justin closed with a direct blow to the nose of his rival. This was the one that marked the end of the contest, closing a wonderful night in Jacksonville, Florida. The king at 155 pounds at the time was nicknamed “The Highlight.”
His last fight
After that, the UFC gave the opportunity to Gaethje to face the best of the division: Khabib Nurmagomedov. This contest took place on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, at UFC 254. Although he could not remove the undefeated and belt from the Russian, he gave a very good image in the first round. In the second, after the Dagestan man managed to knock him down, he ended up sleeping on the octagon of “the island of the fight” by a triangle.
Nurmagomedov remained the champion, but, at the end of the event, he made public his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts and now we will have to wait to know what will happen. Justin gaethje He was already confident and eager to have the opportunity to take the title that the Russian would leave vacant. Anyway, there are several who want it too. Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler, Tony ferguson, Dan Hooker, among others.