McGregor Vs Khabib. Who wins?

With “The Notorious” Conor McGregor (21-3-0) deadlocked on the lightweight belt in a title bout against Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov (26-0-0) on October 6th as part of UFC 229, it sets up what is believed to be the biggest UFC fight recorded in history. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on a much anticipated Saturday night in the early fall. The fight will probably end being the toughest fight in the careers of both fighters’ so far and will amount a huge test for both fighters. McGregor likes to keep the fight on the feet whereas Khabib likes to get in tight on his opponents and take it to the mat. Conor McGregor’s impressive stand-up ability has proved to be deadly throughout his career, recording 18 of his 21 victories via KO/TKO. He possesses the quickness and accuracy of a champion and knows just how to keep other fighters right where he wants them. Khabib’s stand-up and striking ability just isn’t quite on the level of Conor’s, at all to be honest, and he fights with his chin pretty high, making it a much easier time for Conor to tag him. If Khabib doesn’t figure out a way to fix that issue, Conor’s left hand knockout power could prove lethal quickly into this fight. When it comes to fighting on the mat, it’s a different story. Once Khabib gets ahold of you, you’re done. He goes to work and he mauls you and wears you out. McGregor is not a fan at all of fighting on his or on the mat at all, and this is the obvious weakness of Conor coming into this fight. The fight will live up to the hype it’s receiving and will end up being a brawl. My final prediction: Conor McGregor via KO late 2nd round/early 3rd round. Certainly won’t be an easy one.

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