UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje [POST FIGHT] Discussion

Main Event, Khabib vs Justin. What say you

  • Draw

  • Khabib sub

  • Justin sub

  • Khabib ko/tko

  • Justin ko/tko

  • Khabib dec

  • Justin dec


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Trodden

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Its an early Saturday morning card here in the states. Get ready for that

Early preliminary card
Preliminary card
Weight classMethodRoundTimeNotes
Main card
LightweightKhabib Nurmagomedov (c)vs.Justin Gaethje (ic)[a]
MiddleweightRobert Whittakervs.Jared Cannonier
HeavyweightAlexander Volkovvs.Walt Harris
MiddleweightJacob Malkounvs.Phil Hawes
Women’s FlyweightLauren Murphyvs.Liliya Shakirova
Light HeavyweightMagomed Ankalaevvs.Ion Cuțelaba
HeavyweightStefan Struvevs.Tai Tuivasa
WelterweightAlex Oliveiravs.Shavkat Rakhmonov
Light HeavyweightDa Un Jungvs.Sam Alvey
Catchweight (140 lb)Nathaniel Woodvs.Casey Kenney
Women's FlyweightLiana Jojuavs.Miranda Maverick
LightweightJoel Álvarezvs.Alexander Yakovlev



 

nbm02ss

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Voted Justin dec mainly because, as a fan, I think it'd be a shame for the division if Khabib just dropped the belt and retired, but Khabib would obviously be right to do if he can.
 

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Khabib TKO from ground and pound.

Gaethje will not quit or give his back to allow a choke ala McTapper.

Also everyone who thinks Gaethje's striking is significantly better than Khabib's is going to be surprised at Khabib out striking Justin.

#never outstruck in the UFC.
 

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Khabib TKO from ground and pound.

Gaethje will not quit or give his back to allow a choke ala McTapper.

Also everyone who thinks Gaethje's striking is significantly better than Khabib's is going to be surprised at Khabib out striking Justin.

#never outstruck in the UFC.
I think probably everything you just said is wrong.

But I respect it.
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Also what the fuck is with this early card? Why are the other cards on Fight Island still regular US times but this one isn't?

Not that the PPV buys are going to need any help, but I can only see this hurting it. Although I guess I'm not really considering other parts of the world
 
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Trodden

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Also what the fuck is with this early card?
Khabib's a star, and maybe the people there buy PPV's and dont spend the evening chasing down a great cookie instead

that being said, if anyone's got any early baking tips, please share
 

m1ckey kn0x

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Early cards suck. I’ll just make sure I catch the last two fights at least.
 

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I think either Khabib taps him or Gaethje knocks him out. Leaning Justin at the moment. Tough matchup, rough weight cut, and the emotional toll of his dad dying recently just seems like a lot to overcome. I thought it was going to be Khabib’s toughest fight to date even before the other circumstances.
 

Noise

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I don't think Justin taps – more likely to get pummeled half to hell, I think. If Khabib wins, he's going to win via TKO (referee/corner stoppage) or a five round mauling/decision.

I'm leaning toward Justin winning too, though. I think his approach is aggressive enough, and he crazy enough, to maintain the type of pressure needed to bust Khabib up. I think he has the skill to hurt Khabib somewhere in those first two rounds – and if Justin can push this fight into those later three rounds? With a hurt and/or depleted Khabib? I don't know. It's like Khabib has to trust Justin won't be there, ready to fire off combos and kicks and punches (mean ones), in the third, fourth, and fifth.

And I think everyone here absolutely trusts Justin to be dangerous in those last three rounds, so.

Might be looking at a Gaethje win via decision or mid-4th-to-5th-round stoppage via TKO. Justin's willingness to wreck shit, health be damned and the sincerity to go with it, may be his biggest assett in this particular fight against Khabib.

Would love to see a Nurmagomedov win though. His haters are almost as much fun as St. Pierre's.
 

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To me, it looked like Khabib was on weight. Official did not wait long enough to clear scale but rising rate of bar was slowing. I believe it would have touched the top then came to rest just below the top which puts Khabib on weight.
 

Miz

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Good day to be in the woods. I know you guys will keep me updated. Have fun!
 

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To me, it looked like Khabib was on weight. Official did not wait long enough to clear scale but rising rate of bar was slowing. I believe it would have touched the top then came to rest just below the top which puts Khabib on weight.
there is a reason why they don't use digital scales.
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lets go Gay-Cheee
 

Noise

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WE'RE FUCKING LIVE, LETS FUCKING GO. WAR.
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BUFFER IS WEARING AN INSIDE OUT OVEN MITT.
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SUPER SLICK FIRST ROUND ARM BAR TO KICK THIS MOTHERFUCKER OFF, :popcorn:.
 

Trodden

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good opening fight
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Alvarez by armbar
 

Noise

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That nose is demolished.
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I had to mute him reading that poem

the only time I would listen to Anik willingly is his last words before they throw the switch on the chair he's strapped to
If tattletale had an accent, smh.
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Woo, ref called the fight.
 

Noise

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I've never rooted for Stefan Struve.

But I hope he wrecks this disgusting fuck up.
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Today is always a better day when Sam Alvey loses.
 
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