Khabib Nurmagomedov has been one of the hottest prospect in the UFC as of late. He’s is on an amazing 21-fight winning streak, and he’s 5-0 in the UFC. He’s been so dominant that few fighters have offered to fight him, which makes sense because Nurmagomedov is a bad stylistic matchup for anyone.
He’s one of the best wrestlers in the division, so he could more than likely take any fighter down and dominate them on the ground. It appears he’s finally found an opponent willing to take the risk, which is none other than Rafael dos Anjos. This lightweight bout has been booked for the UFC on Fox 11 card. Now that Nurmagomedov finally has an opponent, he can focus his training in hopes of getting another win under his belt.
Dos Anjos will be a great test for Nurmagomedov as he is one of the most experienced fighters in the lightweight division and also very well rounded. He’s got a great striking and a strong jiu-jitsu game, and Nurmagomedov will be looking to steamroll him in hopes of getting a title shot. Nurmagomedov is coming off a dominant win over Pat Healy. In the win, he controlled Healy with his striking and wrestling, and he will be looking to do the same against dos Anjos.
Nurmagomedov has all of the talent in the world to become champ. He just needs one more signature win, and he could get it against dos Anjos, who will be looking to test him in every area of MMA.