The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with utility player Josh Harrison on Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is arranged to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
In one of the matchups on the fight card, Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov will take on Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje in the UFC Lightweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 254 card. The 32-year-old, Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming in with a 28-0-0 record.
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Nurmagomedov will be fighting for the first time since a victory via submission versus Dustin Poirier at UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier in September.
Gaethje, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win versus Tony Ferguson on September 7, 2019 at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje and holds a 22-2-0 record.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has an orthodox fighting stance with a 70″ reach.
The 31-year-old, Justin Gaethje is an orthodox fighter with a 70″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.
Nurmagomedov comes in with 49% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.11 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Gaethje fires at 59% accuracy, landing about 7.74 significant strikes per minute.
Khabib Nurmagomedov also has a 47% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 5.35 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gaethje’s 0.00 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy. Justin spent on average 10:11 minutes in the Octagon and Khabib has an average fight time of 13:47 minutes.
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This looks like a thrilling matchup, at least on paper.