The main event this weekend promises to be even more dramatic. Events leading up to the fight are already unfolding. On Friday, McGregor and Khabib weighed inboth meeting the sub pound requirements for Saturday's fight. Khabib came in at while McGregor, who let out a howl as he flexed at the weigh-in, came in at Now that the lightweights are weighed in, the fun begins.
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Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the brash, foul-mouthed Irishman switches into a cerebral specimen inside the cage.
At his best, McGregor is a patient counter attack-puncher who distracts with his fakes and excessive hand movement and manipulates the space in-between with the help of his sharp feet. Being a southpaw also helps him exploit angles against the familiarity orthodox fighters.
While he likes to avoid taking the fight to the ground, McGregor is a pro brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert and has shown awareness and maneuverability that he admits having learned by being smashed into the canvas by superior grapplers. The Irishman can be seen panting with his hands on his hips whenever a fight crosses the minute mark.
A tireless Nurmagomedov would practically take McGregor down on will if the fight goes to later rounds.
The Russian champion is the closest one could get to watch a bear fight for titles. While standing knockouts are blink-and-you-miss affairs, Nurmagomedov takes his opponents down hard, using degree suplexes along with high-altitude takedowns.
Disoriented and panicking, his opponents scramble up and get chained for another takedown. If they choose to stay down, Nurmagomedov takes a light hip control, binds the legs and goes to punch and kick with strikes.
Defend your face and Nurmagomedov continues his progression till he takes your back. Try to free your legs and you leave your head exposed for the punches and elbows. He walks and tries his opponent down with basic s and unleashes a level-change unorthodox left, which he uses immediately after a takedown scramble.
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