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5 Possible future fights for Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC

Khabib 'the eagle' Nurmagomedov
Modified 17 Nov 2018, 14:24 IST
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After successfully defending the title at UFC 229, the possibilities are limitless for Khabib Nurmagomedov. By beating Conor McGregor his popularity and legacy have increased to an all-new level. The Russian champion is now one of the top men in the UFC, with his undefeated streak reaching all new levels.

Following his win, fighters from all over have wanted to face him, including the ever-divisive Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. With the number of stars waiting to face him in the future, there are several fights which could be in the future for Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In this article, we take a look at the 5 possible future opponents for the Khabib 'The Eagle' Nurmagomedov.

#1.Tony Ferguson:

UFC 229: Ferguson v Pettis
UFC 229: Ferguson v Pettis

Tony Ferguson is at the top of the deserving list of fighters to fight Khabib. It is true that he pulled out from the last fight due to an injury but he never lost the title. He also secured a victory against Anthony Pettis to earn the title shot.

The fans are waiting to see the clash of Ferguson's10th planet Jiu Jitsu and Khabib's wrestling when the game goes to the ground. It will be a thing to be seen if Ferguson's Jiu Jitsu and aggressive fighting style are good enough to get the submission win for him.

#2. Brian T-City Ortega:

UFC 222: Edgar v Ortega
UFC 222: Edgar v Ortega

Another upcoming undefeated sensation is the kid from California, Brian Ortega. Yet to be defeated inside an MMA cage, Ortega seems to hold the promise of the future coming into the UFC.

Given his background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and having earned his black belt under Rener Gracie, he is another threat for Khabib on the ground. Ortega might be the one to finally end the streak and continue his own.

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Published 17 Nov 2018, 14:24 IST
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