- Known for his wrestling and grappling prowess, Nurmagomedov’s primary game plan involves using the UFC’s cage wall as leverage to take his opponents down to the mat. It’s a strategy he’s employed time and time again, but not one of his 28 opponents have been able to stop it.
- Gaethje vows to keep the fight at the center of the Octagon no matter what happens. He also believes his biggest edge is his dense bones, which he plans to use as weapons to “cause damage.”
- Most observers have deemed Gaethje as the biggest threat to Khabib’s title and undefeated record, mainly for his striking prowess. It is something Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez is also prepared for.