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Sport UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

08:35  24 october  2020
08:35  24 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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UFC /MMA odds comparison service. UFC 254 : Khabib vs . GaethjeOctober 24th. Justin Gaethje . Nurmagomedov wins by submission. Any other result. Gaethje wins inside distance.

Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Justin Gaethje in Abu Dhabi. Paddy power get £20 risk-free UFC bet here*. Khabib is ODDS -ON favourite with Paddy Power to win the showdown on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. The bookies have the undisputed lightweight champion at 3/10 while knockout

The highly anticipated UFC 254 takes place on Saturday afternoon, live from "Fight Island" at the Flash Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The main event has lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje meeting in a title unification bout. The co-main event has former middleweight champion and No. 1-ranked Robert Whittaker taking on No. 2-ranked Jared Cannonier.

When MMA fans get a great fight card like this, there are certainly plenty of bets to be made. Let's take a look at some of them.

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[+] Justin Gaethje face off during the UFC 254 press conference at Yas Beach on October 21, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Right now, Khabib Nurmagomedov holds the 155-pound belt, while Justin Gaethje is the interim champ. Those two meet in the main event of UFC

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UFC 254 odds for Khabib vs. Gaethje

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov: -358
  • Justin Gaethje: +275

(All odds via BetMGM)

BetMGM has Nurmagomedov installed as a significant favorite — as of Friday, he comes in at -358, meaning you'd need to bet $358 to win $100. Meanwhile, Gaethje is a +275, meaning if you pluck down $100 you'd win $275.

Nurmagomedov (28-0) returns for the first time since UFC 242, beating Dustin Poirier by third-round submission. After losing to Poirier in April 2018, Gaethje has (22-2) rolled through everyone, winning four consecutive bouts, all of which have come inside the distance, including his destruction of Tony Ferguson to win the interim title at UFC 249.

On paper and looking at the odds, it would appear Nurmagomedov wins in a rout. But there two factors that come into play, which could affect the fight.

UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje

  UFC 254 odds, prediction, betting trends for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje Here is where you should lean in the lightweight title unification fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.The main event has lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje meeting in a title unification bout. The co-main event has former middleweight champion and No. 1-ranked Robert Whittaker taking on No. 2-ranked Jared Cannonier.

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How does Nurmagomedov handle the loss of his father, who passed away in the summer? His father had been there every step of the way in his son’s journey that has seen him come from wrestling bears to becoming a global superstar. Does Nurmagomedov let the emotions he's feeling in his losing his best friend get to him?

We also need to remember Nurmagomedov is competing for the first time in 13 months. A long layoff affects fighters in different ways. Some perform like they never missed a beat, and it takes others awhile to get back into the rhythm of active competition.

For Gaethje, he's not even supposed to be in this position. The names that roll of the tongue at 155 pounds are Khabib, Conor McGregor, Ferguson, and Poirier. He's playing with house money in this situation.

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The path for Khabib to win is pretty simple. While his striking is improved, evidenced by the knockdown of McGregor in their fight at UFC 229, Khabib's bread and butter is getting you to the mat, stick to you like glue and proceed to beat the tar out of you. No one does it better than Nurmagomedov.

Khabib Nurmagomedov leaves the sport just as he promised his father he would: Perfect

  Khabib Nurmagomedov leaves the sport just as he promised his father he would: Perfect Nurmagomedov was dominant once again at UFC 254 and fulfilled his promise to his dad, AbdulmanapWalking away at the peak of his powers at age 32, Nurmagomedov surprised the mixed martial arts world by laying his gloves down in the center of the Octagon on Saturday at UFC 254 to signal retirement, moments after a perfect performance fitting a man owning a gaudy 29-0 record.

UFC 254 fight card, odds Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) -300 vs . Justin Gaethje (ic) +240, lightweight title Umar Nurmagomedov -625 vs . Sergey Morozov +450, bantamweights Gaethje believes he will mirror that trend with his opportunity to play spoiler next weekend.

Read our preview about Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje betting odds . find out where you can get the best betting odds for this fight at UFC 254 . And so the Justin Gaethje vs Khabib Nurmagomedov odds have been released, and in them the bookies are siding with the champion to

But the thing that gives Gaethje a legit chance to win is the way he beat Ferguson. He circled the cage well, stayed away from the back of the cage, kept things mainly in the middle of the Octagon, and, most important, didn't throw every punch and kick like his life depended on it. He didn't overcommit and battered Ferguson until getting the stoppage in the fifth round.

Nurmagomedov does an exceptional job of stalking his prey and methodically getting a fighter's back close enough to the cage to where he can go for the takedown and get it because his opponent has nowhere to move.


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javier mendez et al. standing in front of a crowd: This is a sensitive subject that the champion made clear he doesn't want to spend the entire week addressing. That's entirely understandable, but we can't pretend it's not there.   Anyone who has lost a parent – both of mine have passed – understands that you're never quite the same person you were once they're gone. In the best circumstances, you use the knowledge of your time spent and the lessons you were taught along to make yourself the best version of yourself going forward to honor their memory.  And that’s where Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) finds himself as he returns for his first fight since his father, Abdulmanap, died of COVID-19 complications in May. Abdulmanap wasn’t just Khabib’s dad, he was his coach throughout his entire journey dating back to his youth sambo days. It can’t help but be an emotional day for Nurmagomedov to return to the site of his last title defense in Abu Dhabi, where he beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242  Perhaps Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), the gamest of the game, will shine in his biggest opportunity. But the opportunity for Nurmagomedov to create a memorable moment in his dad's honor is there, too.

If Gaethje can keep the fight on the feet and stay away from the cage, then it's his fight to lose as his striking is exceptionally better than Nurmagomedov's.

Twenty-eight men have tried, and twenty-eight have failed. Will Gaethje be any different?

With everything Nurmagomedov is going through, he finally wears Gaethje down, gets him into his world, and batters him for 25 minutes to remain undefeated and become the undisputed lightweight champion.

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Khabib vs. Gaethje prediction

  • Muehlhausen pick: Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • Best odds: Over 3.5 rounds, +115

More Khabib vs. Gaethje odds

Total number or rounds: over/under

  • Over 1.5: -250
  • Under 1.5: +205

Total number or rounds: over/under

  • Over 3.5: +115
  • Under 3.5: -139

Will the fight go the distance?

  • Yes: +180
  • No: -223

Method of victory

  • Nurmagomedov by KO/TKO/DQ or submission: -121
  • Nurmagomedov by decision: +275
  • Tie/technical tie: +5000
  • Gaethje by KO/TKO/DQ or submission: +450
  • Gaethje by decision: +800

Whittaker vs. Cannonier odds

  • Whittaker: -110
  • Cannonier: -110

This comes in at an even fight. Whittaker is at -110, meaning you'd need to wager $110 to win $100, and Cannonier also comes in at -110.

The 29-year-old Whittaker (22-5) rebounded from his middleweight title loss to Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 to best Darren Till in at a UFC Fight Night event in July.  Since moving to middleweight in November 2014, he is 8-1, with four of those victories coming by stoppage.

We haven't seen much of Whittaker's groundwork because of his fantastic takedown defense, as evidenced by Yoel Romero, an Olympic silver medalist, not being able to get Whittaker on the mat. His striking was top-notch when he went toe-to-toe with Romero and beat him by split decision at UFC 225 in June 2018, one of the best fights of the year.

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At one time in his career, Cannonier fought as high as heavyweight before settling in at 185 pounds in November 2018. The move has paid dividends for "Tha Killa Gorilla", steamrolling through David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermansson in under a combined six minutes.

If you are a fan of grappling, this fight isn't for you. Both guys prefer to stand and trade and decide things that way. Cannonier has the edge in the striking department as Whittaker got dominated when Adesanya outstruck the Australian to finish him on the feet to take the championship. While Whittaker looked better versus Till, Cannonier possesses more raw power and is a more significant threat to finish him.

The one thing Whittaker has going for him is experience. UFC 254 is one of, if not, the biggest cards of the year. "Bobby Knuckles'" been here before and knows how to handle the moment. How does Cannonier perform when the lights shine the brightest? Does he rise to the occasion?

Whittaker will need to press the action and stay inside Cannonier's space and not let him tee off, or it will be an early night at the office. He'll be able to do that, wear Cannonier down, and hand him his first loss at middleweight and inch one step to getting a crack at regaining the gold.

Whittaker vs. Cannonier prediction

  • Muehlhausen pick: Robert Whittaker
  • Best odds: Under 1.5 rounds; +145

'There's a good chance' Khabib Nurmagomedov will make a sensational comeback and fight again, UFC boss Dana White said .
"Khabib and I have been talking," the UFC President Dana White said. "His dad wanted him to get to 30-0 and I think he wants to honor his dad's wish."The UFC lightweight champion retained his title with a second-round triangle choke submission win over the American striking maestro Justin Gaethje at the behind-closed-doors UFC 254 event on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, on October 24.

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