Surging Final Combating Championship (UFC) light-weight smashing machine, Justin Gaethje, is again on the championship radar after trashing No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza on the UFC Philadelphia combined martial arts (MMA) occasion final weekend on ESPN.
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Gaethje improves to 20-2 with the victory and now has 18 finishes, 17 of them by means of knockout. Ordinarily, that might be sufficient to have the reigning division champion trying over his shoulder, however there may be nothing atypical about Khabib Nurmagomedov.
So what sort of likelihood would “The Spotlight” have in a title battle in opposition to “The Eagle?”
“Not a lot, as a result of he ain’t going to have the ability to cease the takedown,” coach Javier Mendez instructed The MMA Hour. “None of these guys can. [Nurmagomedov will] take all of them down, and in the event that they don’t have a lot of a floor sport, they’re achieved. The one manner it turns into fascinating is that if Khabib decides to do issues. Look again on all his fights, it’s solely when he decides to face with folks that it turns into a little bit bit trickier.”
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It ought to be famous that Gaethje, regardless of a penchant for stand-up cage violence, was a two-time Arizona state champion wrestler earlier than changing into an NCAA Division I All-American out of the College of Northern Colorado.
Then once more, Abel Trujillo was additionally a state champion in highschool, in addition to a four-time NAIA All-American, and he received taken down a staggering 21 instances throughout their three-round affair again in 2013. “The Eagle” is 49 for 116 (45%) in takedowns underneath the UFC banner.
It solely takes one punch (or kick) to finish the battle and Nurmagomedov (27-Zero) has been recognized to go rogue, banging it out with Al Iaquinta for 5 rounds at UFC 223. As well as, he popped a dropped Conor McGregor of their UFC 229 title battle.
So, is the champion merely an excessive amount of for a fighter like Gaethje?
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