UFC officially books the battle of the greatest lightweights!
The UFC finally makes Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje official for Saturday, October 24 at a location and event to be determined for the undisputed UFC lightweight championship.
Will Khabib be his usual dominant self after a long layoff and the tragic passing of his father Abdulmanap or will Gaethje shock the MMA world? We discuss the possibilities including how Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, and even Georges St-Pierre fit into the mix here:
Fast Facts about Khabib Nurmagomedov:
- Current UFC lightweight champion
- 28-0 Professional MMA record
- Major wins over Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, and Al Iaquinta
- Two successful lightweight title defenses
- Most takedowns in a single fight in UFC history (UFC 160: 21 takedowns in win over Abel Trujillo)
- 2012 NAGA Men’s No-Gi Expert Welterweight Champion (Grappling)
- European Pankration Champion
- 2009 World Combat Sambo Championships (−74 kg) Gold Medalist
- 2010 World Combat Sambo Championships (−82 kg) Gold Medalist
Fast Facts about Justin Gaethje:
- Current UFC interim lightweight champion
- 22-2 Professional MMA record
- Former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion (WSOF – now known as PFL)
- Major wins over Tony Ferguson, Michael Johnson, Donald Cerrone, Edson Barboza, and James Vick
- 2010 NCAA Division I All-American collegiate wrestler – University of Northern Colorado
- Nine-time UFC performance bonus winner
- 20 wins via finish (19 KOs, 1 submission)
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