In spite of all quarantine restrictions, we are still waiting for the imminent return of big-time sports. May 10 at 7:00 in Kiev Tony Ferguson will meet with Justin Geydzhi in Florida. At stake is a belt of the temporary champion of UFC in the lightweight division.
Both fighters can be called popular with the public due to their striking style of doing contests. In combat it is difficult to give someone a clear preference, but a slight advantage on the side of Ferguson. Tony has not lost for eight years and now analysts Parimatch give him 61% to win. He was preparing for a serious fight with Nurmagomedov, so in great shape. Geydzhi as Habib, is also a wrestler, but lately rarely uses these skills, becoming effective puncher.
By the way, Justin and Habib one agent. Therefore, it is possible that Geydzhi before the others knew about the plans Nurmagomedov not to fly to the US and to better prepare for the meeting with Ferguson. Although a full-fledged training camp on the eve of the championship and the match he had. Therefore, in later rounds, Justin may have problems, because Tony is an enviable stamina and a constantly increasing tempo throughout the match. Ferguson also does a lot of times, especially while tired. Besides, it is always difficult to predict how it will beat Tony. Along with this he has not the best defense, and he conceded. And missed strikes from Geydzhi will be very noticeable.
In the stalls, Ferguson will also have to look convincing. I use on the canvas of an experienced fighter is not easy and most likely the fight will take place in a stand that should suit both. Geydzhi the most dangerous in the first rounds, he could knock out his opponent. But if the fight drags on, his chances of winning fall sharply.
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