Are any interested in the outcome of this UFC fight tonight? It is being promoted as the biggest fight in UFC history. It is a classic case of a great striker (McGregor) vs. a great wrestler (Nurmagomedov). I think either fighter could win, but I believe Nurmagomedov will win. Here's why. McGregor is an outstanding striker; I believe he actually trained to be a boxer [he began boxing at age 12]). He has a long reach (74"), is very accurate, and has power in both hands. It should also be noted that he has developed a very effective kicking game. The best kicker in the UFC is Edson Barbosa. But McGregor is very effective with kicks as well. McGregor's chance of winning depends on him catching Khabib when he comes in. And Conor can knock out or at least disable many fighters with his striking. Khabib isn't just the best wrestler in the UFC. I'm not sure how it all fits together, but he is Sambo expert to boot. On the ground, he is a monster. In fact, he has taken the "ground-and-pound" tactic to a new height. He often gets the opponent down, and that's pretty much it -- it is very difficult to escape. Khabib is good at submission holds as well (e.g., kimura), but he doesn't have to submit the opponent with a hold -- he can just brutalize them so bad by "ground and pound" that the referee stops the fight. Conor had some problems with Chad Mendes, who is a wrestler. When Mendes took Conor down, Mendes was able to control the fight and did some real damage. Late in that fight, however, Mendes shifted from "ground and pound" to try to get a submission (choke hold), and during that transition -- in an instance -- Conor escaped, then came up swinging and ended the fight. Of course, if Conor catches Khabib coming in, it could all be over. But I'm still taking Khabib (though I can't spell his last name without looking at it).