Justin Gaethje takes on the greatest lightweight to ever grace the octagon, Khabib Nurmagomedov on October 24th, 2020.
This lightweight showdown is going to the main event the best fight card of this year, UFC 254. The anticipation is at its highest for this title unification bout and rightfully so.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has mauled some of the best fighters in the division right now. And Justin Gaethje is believed to be the toughest opponent for the Eagle. Fans can’t wait to find out whether Gaethje is the one to put an end to the legendary win streak of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Justin Gaethje certainly has the wrestling pedigree to give a lot of trouble to the lightweight champion. His striking and power can be the most crucial factor in the fight. And Gaethje is leaving no stone unturned to sharpen his striking.
Justin Gaethje takes a loss during sparring
Justin Gaethje is training some of the very best for his upcoming fights. Fans have already seen him sparring with the welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. Gaethje even claimed that he is open to rewarding any of his sparring partners if they can drop him with body shots.
Justin Gaethje is one of the toughest fighters in the entire UFC. He has been through some of the nastiest wars this sport has ever seen. So it can be imagined how tough it is to drop him with body shots, something Kamaru Usman has not been able to achieve yet.
However, Ryan Charlebois has dropped Gaethje with a body shot and won the much deserved $500. In a recent post, Charlebois stated:
“Let it be known Justin Gaethje is a man of his word. Can’t wait to watch this man win the UFC lightweight belt. Life is a trip, it’s such an honor to be able to train and learn some of the best fighters in the world and I’m truly blessed to be in the position I’ve found myself in.”
Ryan Charlebois is 2-0 in his MMA career and competes in the welterweight division. He has finished both of his pro-MMA fights with KO or TKO.
The harder you work in the training the easier the fight becomes. And Justin Gaethje lives by that mantra. But, will it be enough to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov? Or will he be just another victim of the Eagle?