Prediction for the fight Geydzhi – Nurmagomedov
The fight between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champion Justin Gaethje will take place on October 24 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi during UFC 254.
Al Iaquinta’s coach Ray Longo gave a prediction for the fight Khabib Nurmagomedov – Justin Gaethje.
“We saw Gaethje develop in the fight with Tony Ferguson. He was more patient. He didn’t fail. His trainer Trevor did a phenomenal job of reminding him not to lose focus when talking to him after the third or fourth round.
There are no secrets. Gage is hard to knock down. If a fighter is hard to knock down and gets up quickly, then he becomes a nightmare for Khabib.
The problem is, if he manages to keep Gaethje on the ground, I’m not sure Justin has good enough jiu-jitsu skills to hold Khabib. I don’t know what Gaethje is like on his back, but if he ends up on her, then I think Khabib will break it. So for me the key is going to be the ground rolls and Khabib’s ability to keep him on the ground.
Al stopped Khabib’s takedowns in the third and fourth rounds. Do you understand? Al’s problem was, I still remember that night, that he was training for three rounds and not working on the fight because he was preparing for Felder. His arms were dead after two rounds with Khabib.
If Gagey manages to get out and make Khabib exhaust himself, then in the stand with his boxing and low kicks … I don’t even know who to choose. I want to pick Gaethje, but his opponent didn’t know defeat for a reason, he always finds a way to win. That is the problem. It’s hard to bet against him.
I think that training with Usman should bear fruit. This is an outstanding 170 lb wrestler. And because of that, I’m leaning in favor of Gaethje,” Longo said.