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UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje 10/24/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions

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UFC 254 Khabib vs Gaethje 10-24-2020 Odds Picks and Predictions

UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje 10/24/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is finishing their stay in “Fight Island” with a stacked fight card in UFC 254 this coming Saturday, October 24. It will be held in the Flash Forum, Yas Island located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. For MMA fans, the matches can be seen through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The main event will have the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his UFC Lightweight Championship against interim champion Justin Gaethje for this action-packed unification bout. In this battle of the titans, UFC Odds have Khabib Nurmagomedov defending his belt against Justin Gaethje and stay unblemished.

UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje 10/24/2020

When: Saturday, October 24, 2:00 PM ET
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 254: Khabib vs Gaethje 10/24/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Khabib Nurmagomedov
-350
Justin Gaethje +270

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a 32-year-old fighter that came out of Makchakala, Dagestan in Russia. He carries the ring name of “The Eagle” and will be representing the Fightspirit Team and American Kickboxing Academy in this unification match. Nurmagomedov now holds a 28-0 professional MMA record with his wins divided into 8 knockouts, 10 submission and 10 decisions. He has been in the UFC since January 2012 and has won all his 12 matches given to him. The longer Nurmagomedov fights, the higher he climbs up the “Greatest of all time” talk. His last match happened in UFC 242 more than a year ago in September 2019. He put Dustin Poirier to a rear-naked choke in the 2:06 mark in the third round. 

Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje is a 31-year-old fighter and he flew all the way from Safford, Arizona in the USA for this match. He is known as “The Highlight” and he has been sharpening his skills at the Genesis Training Center. Gaethje now has a professional record of 22-2 with 19 of these victories coming from the way of knockout. His UFC debut happened in July 2017 and after losing two of his first three fights, he went on a four-fight winning streak heading to this match with Nurmagomedov. In his last match, he went up against Tony Ferguson in UFC 249 just this May 2020. In that match, Gaethje knocked out his opponent in the fifth round with a vicious TKO to take the interim championship.

Khabib vs Gaethje Betting Numbers

Khabib
Gaethje
Record 28-0-0 22-2-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Russia USA
Height 5’10” 5’11”
Weight 155 155
Reach 70 70
Win by KO/TKO 29% 86%
Win by Submission 36% 5%
Decisions 36% 9%
Strikes landed per minute 4.11 7.74
Striking accuracy 49% 59%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.65 8.37
Striking defense 67% 54%
Takedown average 5.35 0.00
Takedown accuracy 47% 0%
Takedown defense 84% 80%
Submission average 0.70 0.00

Khabib vs Gaethje Betting Picks

This is what fight fans have been waiting for is to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight again inside the cage. He is the fan-favorite to win and Online Betting sees him with a huge advantage over Justin Gaethje. This should be a quick fight as Gaethje does not have what it takes to take Nurmagomedov to a full five rounds.