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Khabib Nurmagomedov Gives His Predictions For Three Title Fights At UFC 251 On Fight Island

Khabib Nurmagomedov Gives His Predictions For Three Title Fights At UFC 251 On Fight Island

Undefeated lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov has wasted no time in putting forward his predictions for the three title fights at the upcoming UFC 251.

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Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway's UFC featherweight championship bout is expected to be the co-main event.

Meanwhile, Petr Yan will clash with Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship in the third title fight of the night.

Khabib, who hasn't fought since his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019, revealed his three winners of those fights on social media.

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"Usman, Yan, Holloway," the 31-year-old Russian star wrote on Instagram.

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Khabib was initially scheduled to face Tony Ferguson in an eagerly-awaited fight at UFC 249 on 18th April.

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Khabib could return to action in September against Justin Gaethje, who captured the interim lightweight championship against Ferguson last month.

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The Russian star's manager, Rizvan Magomedov, told TASS: "We have a prospective month -- it's September. The place of the fight and the exact date we don't yet know.

"Everything's still up in the air, as the dates of tournaments are still not confirmed. I must repeat that it's only a prospective fight date."

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When asked who Khabib's next opponent could be, Magomedov responded: "Who else could be our opponent, other than Gaethje?"

Featured Image Credit: PA/UFC

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Fight Island, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 251, UFC, eagle, MMA

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