UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is ensuring his followers are properly acquainted along with his subsequent opponent, Justin Gaethje.
At this stage, most battle followers who haven’t been dwelling below rocks are very aware of Gaethje, who may simply be probably the most thrilling fighter within the recreation at current.
Nurmagomedov, nonetheless, seemingly needs to verify all 20 million of his Instagram followers are aware of the berserker who will present his subsequent title problem.
Early on Thursday morning, Nurmagomedov shared a Justin Gaethje spotlight reel to his official Instagram web page.
“My subsequent opponent,” he wrote within the caption for his publish.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is at the moment 28-Zero as an expert combined martial artist. He captured the UFC light-weight title in early 2018, when he defeated last-minute alternative opponent Al Iaquinta by choice in a battle for the vacant throne. Since then, he’s defended the title twice: first with a submission of Conor McGregor in late 2018, then with a submission of Dustin Poirier in September, 2019. Different highlights of his file embrace wins over top-flight foes like Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza.
Nurmagomedov was anticipated to defend his title towards Tony Ferguson in April, however ended up getting stranded in his native Russia attributable to journey restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. When Nurmagomedov was unable to battle Ferguson, Justin Gaethje obtained the decision to battle Ferguson in an interim light-weight title battle.
That Gaethje vs. Ferguson battle ended up occurring in Might. In a noteworthy upset, Gaethje received by fifth-round TKO to seize, claiming the interim title and setting himself up for a blockbuster title unification battle with Nurmagomedov.
This anticipated Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje battle shouldn’t be but official, however a latest report suggests it is going to occur at UFC 253 in September.
Who do you assume will win when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje sq. off fort the UFC light-weight title?