Justin Gaethje will face his biggest challenge on October 24th when he takes on the “Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov. The UFC confirmed Khabib will defend his title in October.
Justin Gaethje is coming off the biggest win his career after dominating Tony Ferguson back in May. Gaethje was heading into the fight as the underdog, however, he executed his game-plan perfectly and secured the win in round 5.
Khabib last fought in September of 2019 where he successfully defended his title against Dustin Poirier. The eagle has endured a lot since especially with the recent passing away of his father due to Corona Virus and also the cancellation of his fight against Tony Ferguson.
Gaethje took to social media and revealed that he’s preparing for an all-out war against arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
Justin Gaethje ready for an all out war against Khabib Nurmagomedov
“October 24th will be a chance to claim my destiny. Everything I’ve worked for throughout the years will be on the line. I will represent my family and country well, that I promise 🇺🇸”
Justin will certainly fancy his chances against the “eagle”. Gaethje has excellent wrestling defense and his striking will pose a major threat for Nurmagomedov.
However, Nurmagomedov has fought and faced all kinds of fighters and is undefeated for a reason. His habit of mauling opponents with his vicious ground and pound makes him an extremely dangerous opponent.
Moreover, Khabib has fared well against stand up fighters in the past. The “eagle” famously knocked down McGregor during their fight, before submitting him later on in the fight.
Justin Gaethje will certainly go all out against Nurmagomedov and will look to cause one of the biggest upsets in MMA history by winning the lightweight title.
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