70/1 Khabib to beat Poirier by KO, TKO or DQ
Khabib vs Poirier Betting Preview
Nurmagomedov is undefeated and it is really hard to see who can actually beat himSince thrashing former two-division world champion Conor McGregor in his previous fight - a fourth-round submission victory at UFC 229 - Khabib Nurmagomedov has been serving a suspension for his actions after the fight since. The "Eagle" is a perfect 27-0 over the course of his professional MMA career including an 11-0 record in the UFC. Khabib has a reasonably deep resume at lightweight, which include victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Al Iaquinta.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the very best grapplers in MMA history. He controls fights, dictates where they take place (usually on the mat) and he grinds down his opponent. Plus, he has developed a fundamentally sound boxing game that compliments his grappling well. He dropped McGregor with a punch, something nobody was predicting pre-fight, and took him down several times before finally locking in a neck crank.
Poirier has proven an intelligent fighter and is unbeaten in the last 3 yearsDuring Nurmagomedov's time away from the cage, Dustin Poirier has emerged as the number one challenger in the lightweight division. He captured the interim title over Max Holloway via uninamous decision to cap off a five-fight win streak. This winning run includes two more former champions such as Eddie Alvarez (TKO) and Anthony Pettis (TKO). The other victory also came by TKO over Justin Gaethje. He was stopped by Michael Johnson three years ago – but he has gone 9-1 since then, with one No Contest.
Dustin Poirier is a striking specialist (like it was Khabib's previous opponen Conor McGregor). Since his days as a brawler with questionable durability and even more questionable defense, Poirier has made genuine changes to his style. The core of Poirier’s game is his southpaw counterpunching. His defense has grown to be unique and effective, even if it isn’t perfect. Take-down defense, of course, will be the key. Cardio certainly will not be an issue for Poirier either and you could suggest that his cardio is superior to that of Khabib, who has shown dips in the third round of each of his two previous five-round outings.
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