Khabib Nurmagomedov will play second fiddle to Holly Holm vs Cris Cyborg on Saturday night. He will take on Edson Barboza in the co-main event, right before Holm takes on Cyborg. However, Khabib gives his prediction on the UFC 219 main event to Mike Swick on the RQMS Podcast.
“I think Cyborg is going to go aggressive in the first round. If Holly Holm stays focused, doesn’t rush, and takes her time; I think she can catch her. I think Holly Holm can knock her out. Cyborg is so tough and right now she’s the best female fighter in the world. But, I think Holly Holm can knock her out.”
It remains to be seen what happens between the two, but it should be Cyborg’s most competative fight to date. Holm has never been outstruck in boxing or MMA and Cyborg is confident in her Muay Thai. Khabib, like many others, feel that the technical style of Holm can trump the overly aggressive Cyborg.
We are ready to see that fight right now!