UFC Fight For The Troops 3: Jorge Masvidal vs. Rustam Khabilov Preview

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A great bout takes place for UFC Fight For The Troops 3 between Jorge Masvidal and Rustam Khabilov. Both of these lightweights are looking to become a contender in the division where Anthony Pettis currently sits at the top. Masvidal is looking to keep his momentum going inside the UFC, and he has looked spectacular as of late.

In his latest win, which was over Michael Chiesa, Masvidal was able to showcase his crisp striking, and also showed some great exchanges on the ground. He wound up getting a submission in the second round, securing his second straight UFC victory. He faces a stern test in Khabilov, who has built up a reputation as being a brutal grappler, often throwing his opponents to the ground repeatedly.

Khabilov is coming off a great win over Yancy Medeiros. In the bout, Khabilov was able to lock up a body lock, slamming Yancy down to the mat over and over again. He got the finish in the first round, and he’s looking to get the biggest win of his career when he faces Masvidal.

Both of these lightweights have the chance to get an impressive victory, and if they can get a finish, they are instantly in the mix to challenge for the title. Keys for Masvidal in this fight will be to keep the bout standing. He is the superior striker who has exceptional movement. For Khabilov, he will look to bring this fight to the ground in hopes of getting a quick finish. It should be a fun one, that goes down on November 6, 2013.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.


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