UFC 209 Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson Preview and Picks
Ready for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson UFC 209 Betting? The UFC stages its third pay-per-view card of 2017 on Saturday when some of the promotions’ top veterans and some of its up-and-comers take to the Octagon T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. Let’s take a look at this fight in particular and try to break down what should play out on what promises to be another exciting night of bouts in Vegas.
UFC 209 Handicapping
UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Date: March 4, 2017
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0):-175 vs. Tony Ferguson (23-3): +145
The first of the two title fights will determine the next challenger to Conor McGregor. Khabib Nurmagomedov has yet to be defeated in his 24 fight career while Ferguson hasn’t tasted defeat since 2012 (nine fights).
Both have beaten some top quality opponents – Ferguson was last seen beating the uber-tough Rafael dos Anjos while Nurmagomedov has also beaten dos Anjos as well as Thiago Tavares and Michael Johnson who has beaten Ferguson in the past.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best wrestlers in the organization today – his grappling has easily neutralized all of his foes so far and has allowed him to remain relatively untouched.
Ferguson is one of the toughest guys around – he can weather a storm and can blitz an opponent with relentless pressure. Ferguson is quick, he’s relentless and he is as confident as any fighter around right now.
That said I think it is the Russian that dictates the pace here.
Nobody has been able to keep Nurmagomedov at bay so far and I don’t think it happens Saturday. Ferguson’s only real perceived weakness is against solid grapplers – and he has yet to face anyone with the chops of Nurmagomedov.
Take the favorite to keep the roll going here as he dispatches yet another quality foe and sets up an incredible fight with Mr. McGregor.
MMA Betting Pick: Khabib Nurmagomedov -175