There have been rumors swirling for over a year about a potential superfight between reigning UFC lightweight winner KhabibThe Eagle Nurmagomedov??and arguably the greatest of all time, GeorgesRush St-Pierre. Even though Khabib is likely going to fight No. 1 competitor Tony Ferguson second, if he gets through that struggle, GSP might be in the not too distant future.
These rumors appear to be coming to a head and online sportsbook BetOnline has published odds for this bout Nurmagomedov, with the current champ, coming in as a big favorite and the former champ, GSP, coming straight back at +300.
This line does not make any sense. Yes, even Nurmagomedov has been a heavy favorite in each of his last 10 fights with an ordinary line of -412.5, and that makes sense. He will be competing against one of the best ever in Georges St-Pierre, that has not suffered a loss a span of 13 struggles, because 2007. In his look, he won the title, and hes currently fighting at lightweight! Since he was a +115 dog in a rematch in 2006 with Matt Hughes at UFC 65, a bout he obtained through knockout GSP has never been an underdog.
The most important attack of nurmagomedov is his grappling when??he drags them into the floor, puts his hands on his opponents and smashes them. The Russia native has an floor and pound, trying to find the finish in that manner, or can make the most of a submission when it arises. His striking continues to improve, but he has been hurt several times in exchanges. The Eagle has outstanding conditioning that enables him to draw the fight to the canvas??late in the struggle and smash his foes.
As for St-Pierre, the Canadian, he is still an excellent wrestler but also has striking. Rush had been the welterweight champion for six years, defending the belt 10 times, before returning by simply submitting Michael Bisping in 2017, to win the middleweight belt and taking four decades away. Hes got a huge jab that sets up thicker strikes or his double-leg takedown and he averages??4.16 takedowns a 15 minutes.
GSP would be 39 in May 2020, which could be a small concern as Khabib doesnt turn 32 . Age aside, however,??the only fight in was in a victory that is near against Gleison Tibau at 2012. If this stays a match, the edge has to visit St-Pierre, but it will be interesting to determine if one can impose his wrestling ability.
Odds in BetOnline as of October 16
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