The current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, gave predictions for the title confrontations of the UFC 251 tournament, including the fight for the vacant lightweight belt between Peter Yan and Jose Aldo.
According to the Russian fighter, on July 11, his compatriot will leave the octagon with the championship belt. Nurmagomedov also believes that Kamaru Usman will successfully defend his title in a duel against Gilbert Burns, and Max Halloway will regain his champion belt in a rematch with Alexander Volkanovsky.
“Usman, Jan, Holloway,” the UFC champion tweeted, naming his favorites.
Recall that the UFC 251 tournament will be held on July 11 on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, after which within two weeks the so-called Fight Island will host three more UFC events scheduled for July 15, 18 and 25.