At UFC 254 this Saturday, Khabib Nurmagomedov has the opportunity to cement his legacy as the greatest lightweight mixed martial artist in UFC history when he faces Justin Gaethje in a UFC Lightweight Championship bout.
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In this video, Ant Walker, Matthew Wells, and Drake Riggs share their opinions before Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje takes place this Saturday.
Wells already feels like Nurmagomedov has cemented his legacy as the greatest lightweight.
Khabib vs. Gaethje predictions:
As for the fight, Wells anticipates a close fight this weekend. He can’t see either fighter dominating the fight and believes that Gaethje has that right amount of crazy in him to come out on top. He’s picking the underdog, Gaethje, to win this one.
Riggs also feels like Gaethje matches up really well with Nurmagomedov and admits that his DGAF attitude really matters here. But, for now, he feels like it’s impossible to back against Nurmagomedov, who has been unbeatable in his career so far and looks unbeatable going forward, as well.
Walker is also struggling to pick against Nurmagomedov. He feels like it’s stupid to pick against him at this point. Walker feels like Tony Ferguson is actually a more dangerous opponent for Nurmagomedov, but does see Gaethje as being a challenge for the champion. He’s picking Nurmagomedov to win but feels like, either way, this fight won’t be close. He feels like someone is getting steamrolled this weekend.
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Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.