Free tips UFC 254 Betting Predictions: Khabib Nurmagomedov v Justin Gaethje Preview & Tips (Saturday)
Khabib Submission Victory on the Cards against Gaethje
Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov (28-0-0) defends his UFC lightweight title against Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (22-2-0) in the main event at UFC254 on Saturday at The Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in what is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year. Keep scrolling for our Khabib v Gaethje betting tips and predictions below…
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Khabib v Gaethje Betting Tips:
Method of Victory – Khabib Nurmagomedov by Submission @ 2/1 with 888sport
Why we’re betting on a Khabib submission
- Nurmagomedov has recorded 10 wins by submission
- Nurmagomedov has lost just one round in his entire MMA career (against Conor McGregor at UFC229)
Khabib v Gaethje Betting Preview & UFC Odds
Undefeated Nurmagomedov was last in action back in September 2019 (at the same venue as this fight), when he successfully defended his 155-pound belt with a third-round submission of Dustin Poirier.
Since then the Covid-19 pandemic has not only put the Russian’s career on hold, but also resulted in the death of his 57 year-old father and trainer, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, in Moscow in July this year.
Gaethje is on a four-fight winning run, with a fifth-round TKO of the then No. 1 contender, Tony Ferguson, last time out that saw him claim the interim lightweight title.
Gaethje does possess tremendous striking power, but he doesn’t possess the ground game of his opponent. As ever, Nurmagomedov will look to take the fight to the ground and then ground and pound the American submission.
Khabib v Gaethje Betting Odds
Method Of Victory
In Method of Victory betting odds, Nurmagomedov to Win by Submission at 2/1 with 888sport could present better value for those looking to back the defending champion.
In Round Betting odds, Nurmagomedov to Win in Round 3 has some appeal at 17/2 with William Hill.
* Khabib v Gaethje betting odds were correct at the time of writing