The stats behind UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje

UFC 254 COUNTDOWN: Justin Gaethje has spent just 17 seconds on his back but Khabib Nurmagomedov boasts a 50% takedown success… something’s got to give as the American tries to shock the world Many believe Justin Gaethje has perfect style to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov  Lightweight champion has incredible wrestling and

Dustin Poirier told he has already lost fight against Conor McGregor

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McGregor delights in 'illegal knee to eye' of Khabib in UFC 229 loss

Conor McGregor delights in his ‘illegal knee to the eye socket’ of Khabib Nurmagomedov – a ‘beauty’ of a shot he landed while lying on his back during UFC 229 defeat by Russian Conor McGregor has been regularly talking about Khabib on social media  Irishman claimed he was winning their

From wrestling bears to beating the best in the world: The journey that took Khabib to MMA greatness

With the belt vacated by an absent, boxing McGregor, Nurmagomedov was set to take on interim champion Ferguson, but the hugely-anticipated bout fell through – not for the first time, and not for the last. Then-featherweight titleholder Max Holloway was briefly a replacement for Ferguson, but UFC doctors would not

Usyk vs Chisora: Savannah Marshall’s WBO title fight with Hannah Rankin rescheduled for October 31 bill

Savannah Marshall’s WBO title fight with Hannah Rankin has been rescheduled for the Oleksandr Usyk-Derek Chisora bill on October 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury tested positive for Covid-19 last week, forcing the postponement of Saturday’s fight, but she will now face Rankin for the

'Of course Khabib is going to win!': Ronaldo backs him to beat Gaethje

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JEFF POWELL: O'Connor MUST be demoted for Vazquez robbery

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Khabib vs Gaethje – Who are key men behind both UFC 254 headliners?

Khabib Nurmagomedov relies on a loyal Dagestani sparring partners and head coach Javier Mendez to fill the void of his late father while Justin Gaethje trains under Trevor Wittman – one of MMA’s sharpest minds – Meet the men behind UFC 254’s headliners Khabib Nurmagomedov divides training between Dagestan and

Floyd Mayweather wins $20,000 betting on Lopez to beat Lomachenko

Floyd is in the money! Mayweather boasts $20,000 winnings after backing Teofimo Lopez to shock Vasyl Lomachenko to become world lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather won $20k betting on Teofimo Lopez vs Vasiliy Lomachenko The retired boxer posted a photo of his winning betslip after staking $6,500 Mayweather has a history of staking

UFC Fight Island takeaways — Brian Ortega’s title shot is deserved; Jessica Andrade a contender at 125

Ortega looked like a different fighter On paper, Brian Ortega had three things going against him heading into Saturday night: 1. He was coming off the worst loss of his career, a fourth-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage) to Max Holloway. 2. He had not fought in 22 months. 3. He changed