Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov scorecard: OFFICIAL result | UFC | Sport |
The title fight will be the culmination of a long feud between the two that resulted in a chaotic scene earlier this year, when McGregor threw a dolly at a bus that Nurmagomedov and other fighters were on. Read on to see who the Bleacher Report MMA staff thinks will win, what might happen on the undercard and more.
Who Wins? When mcgregor vs khabib picks How? His takedowns, top control and ground-and-pound will be too much for the ring-rusty McGregor, who will wilt over the course of ish grueling minutes of action. McGregor, KO, second round. He will get an opportunity to exchange with Nurmagomedov within the first two rounds, and that is where he lands cleanly for the TKO finish.
McGregor vs Nurmagomedov: Picks and Predictions
Nurmagomedov by TKO, third round. If McGregor can circle smartly and stay in the middle of the cage, he will eventually catch Khabib with a solid punch.
McGregor, knockout, Round 3. He is respectful and praises his opponent. The fight world is like that. No reason to think this is different.
Preux or former interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson for styling on former champ Anthony Pettis. He could be the future of the division, and all his performances have reinforced that line of thought. He is skilled and coming into his own, and a good showing against Derrick Lewis with whom he matches up well will put him in line for a title shot.
No one will remember it by the end of the night.
Why Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the perfect fight
The record is around 1. Will it hit 2. But I think mcgregor vs khabib picks will come close to two million, at least. It will still do well over a million and might even reach that 1. Combine that celebrity with a legitimate grudge match, and you have the ingredients for record-setting box office magic.
Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.