After being reserved to face each other four times already and having something hinder on each of those events, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appear destined not to fight. However, in case they eventually meet from the Octagon, the undefeated Nurmagomedov is a -200 favorite with Ferguson coming straight back in +170. Nurmagomedov is a perfect 26-0 within his MMA career with 16 of those victories coming via stoppage. Khabib last competed in the Octagon at UFC 223 where he mauled Al Iaquinta. Having a master of sambo along with a black belt in judo, Khabib excels in suffocating his opponent possibly greater than any other fighter in the UFC. Nurmagomedov is relentless in his pursuit of the takedown, also holds the record for most takedowns in a single match in UFC history (21), but is far out of the element when it comes to striking. Khabib has a deadly array of knees and punches which can easily establish a T/KO victory. Ferguson, the current interim champion, is 13-1 at the UFC and enters this battle on a 10-fight win series. “El Cucuy” is excellent at using his reach to his benefit in the standup game, but is a quantity striker who likes to push the pace. He’s knockout power in both hands while also displaying a diverse arsenal on his feet. Ferguson is not merely a striker, as nine of the 23 career victories have come through entry. His slick motion and aggressive fashion put opponents in awkward positions that he capitalizes on. Read more: mmaflex.com