View Poll Results: Winner & Method
Khabib - Decision 15 18.75%
Gaethje - Decision 6 7.50%
Khabib - KO/TKO 9 11.25%
Gaethje - KO/TKO 24 30.00%
Khabib - Submission 25 31.25%
Gaethje - Submission 1 1.25%
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23-10-2020, 11:21   #46
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Hopefully Ankalaev & Cuțelaba is worth the wait.
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23-10-2020, 12:27   #47
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So is Justin the best wrestler Khabib has fought in years or is that just the media narrative ?

Conor surprising done better than most at stopping or more like prolonging that takedowns, Is Conor takedown defence underestimated or will someone with Justn pedigree find it easer it stop Khabib

What's Khabib like off his back ? should Justin take him down ? If you watch the first few seconds Conor had a chance to go on top in the very first grappling exchange in his fight but instead of pushing forward he retreated and tried to stand up , I think he said he regretted not attacking it and was in the wrong mindset,

Can Justin rely on his wrestling enough that he can be free in his stand up or will he freeze like most do worrying about the take down ,

Also on the weigh in was Khabib relieved/surprised he made weight or just emotional because it was his first time getting on the scales without his father ,
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23-10-2020, 12:37   #48
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The Forest Griffin breakdown of the opening exchange vs McGregor is instructive. He had multiple opportunities where he could have disengaged. Have to think Justin will do better. Hoping for him to win, not a fan of Khabib at all.
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23-10-2020, 13:03   #49
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I Have sky sports on sky tv but no bt sports. I can order this fight?
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23-10-2020, 13:23   #50
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Gaethje will win IMO, he'll throw loads of leg kicks, take the center and he'll be able to scramble out of most takedowns.


I'd then like to see him fight McGregor, and Khabib fight Ferguson.
He could also leave himself open to take downs if those kicks are caught.
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23-10-2020, 13:40   #51
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That was a very quick weigh in for Khabib, the bar didn't look like it settled before they called it.
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That was a very quick weigh in for Khabib, the bar didn't look like it settled before they called it.
It would be set to 155 in advance. When it drifts past horizontal it means he’s made weight. The precise fraction is irrelevant so they don’t try get more accurate.
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Posted this in the General thread but just in case anyone in here doesn't read that



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To the uninitiated (me), I would say it depends on how effective Gaethje is at keeping Khabib from getting in close. He may well be an excellent defensive wrestler but it's not just about being able to defend a takedown but frequent takedowns.

I'd have Khabib as favourite just because I don't see why he wouldn't be. But I Gaethje could definitely do it.
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23-10-2020, 14:40   #55
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Lots of talk flying around that Khabib didn't actually make weight and got a helping hand by the guy in front of the scales,
Its very very hard to see but it does look like he moved the bar before the scales had stopped, Maybe he didn't but he was in a hurry to not let it settle ,

Ariel Helwani was one of those who picked up on it and called it a veteran move by the guy on the scales
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23-10-2020, 14:42   #56
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Just saw the video of the weigh in. Looked relieved and very drained. He struggled before making 155, seems to be taking a toll on him, can't see him wanting to do that again in a hurry
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I'm actually most looking forward to Ankalaev vs. Cutelaba!
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so there no way to watch this legally in Ireland if you dont have a sky sub and pay the ppv?

no ppv option on a streaming service ?
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so there no way to watch this legally in Ireland if you dont have a sky sub and pay the ppv?

no ppv option on a streaming service ?
Did you try the ufc website? You might be able to pay for it there.
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Did you try the ufc website? You might be able to pay for it there.
Yeah I’ve been a long time subscriber to fightpass, they took the option to buy the ppv directly off them two years ago I think. It was a silly move but was down to their deal with bt
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