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Tatiana Suarez: The Female Khabib?

The Ultimate Fighter 23 winner is quickly gaining a fearsome reputation for Khabib-like dominance.

After a quick and impressive submission win over Alexa Grasso at UFC ‘Chile’, Tatiana Suarez is now 3-0 in the Octagon and 6-0 in MMA … numbers that don’t include her three exhibition wins en route to winning The Ultimate Fighter 23 strawweight tournament. She’s also an Olympic caliber wrestler, and her aggressive top game has some making comparisons to another dominant UFC fighter: lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In her backstage interview with Laura Sanko, Suarez was happy to be mentioned in the same breath as Khabib and revealed she actually cribbed some of her moves in the fight from him.

“I love that comparison because I’m a huge fan of his,” Suarez said. “I really base a lot of my wrist riding off of him. I do that a lot in practice and actually, that’s what happened, I went for the wrist ride and she turned her back to me and I took her back off of it. So yeah, thank you Khabib for that because I learned from him.”

”I learn from all the fighters,” she continued. “There’s so many amazing fighters. I know a lot of fighters that say ‘I don’t watch fights.’ That’s crazy, because you can learn so much from anybody and grow as a martial artist.”

Suarez’s position in the co-main event shows you that the UFC is serious about pushing her as a force in the strawweight division. We’re looking forward to seeing her grow as a martial artist, especially if she keeps borrowing from some of the best fighters in the game.

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Tatiana Suarez: The Female Khabib?

The Ultimate Fighter 23 winner is quickly gaining a fearsome reputation for Khabib-like dominance.

After a quick and impressive submission win over Alexa Grasso at UFC ‘Chile’, Tatiana Suarez is now 3-0 in the Octagon and 6-0 in MMA … numbers that don’t include her three exhibition wins en route to winning The Ultimate Fighter 23 strawweight tournament. She’s also an Olympic caliber wrestler, and her aggressive top game has some making comparisons to another dominant UFC fighter: lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

In her backstage interview with Laura Sanko, Suarez was happy to be mentioned in the same breath as Khabib and revealed she actually cribbed some of her moves in the fight from him.

“I love that comparison because I’m a huge fan of his,” Suarez said. “I really base a lot of my wrist riding off of him. I do that a lot in practice and actually, that’s what happened, I went for the wrist ride and she turned her back to me and I took her back off of it. So yeah, thank you Khabib for that because I learned from him.”

”I learn from all the fighters,” she continued. “There’s so many amazing fighters. I know a lot of fighters that say ‘I don’t watch fights.’ That’s crazy, because you can learn so much from anybody and grow as a martial artist.”

Suarez’s position in the co-main event shows you that the UFC is serious about pushing her as a force in the strawweight division. We’re looking forward to seeing her grow as a martial artist, especially if she keeps borrowing from some of the best fighters in the game.

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Conor McGregor Hints at Potential Showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media ever since he attacked a bus at UFC 223 media day.
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Kevin Lee Changing Focus From Khabib Nurmagomedov to Nate Diaz for Next Bout

Even though he’s been away from the Octagon for nearly two years, Nate Diaz has no shortage of potential suitors now that his return could be imminent.
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Kevin Lee Changing Focus From Khabib Nurmagomedov to Nate Diaz for Next Bout

Even though he’s been away from the Octagon for nearly two years, Nate Diaz has no shortage of potential suitors now that his return could be imminent.
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Kevin Lee Changing Focus From Khabib Nurmagomedov to Nate Diaz for Next Bout

Even though he’s been away from the Octagon for nearly two years, Nate Diaz has no shortage of potential suitors now that his return could be imminent.
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Kevin Lee Changing Focus From Khabib Nurmagomedov to Nate Diaz for Next Bout

Even though he’s been away from the Octagon for nearly two years, Nate Diaz has no shortage of potential suitors now that his return could be imminent.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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Alvarez To Khabib: ‘You’re The Champ After Beating Number 11’

He may not be getting a title shot any time soon, but Eddie Alvarez wants the world to know he can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov.

For a guy ranked as the #3 fighter in the UFC’s stacked lightweight division, Eddie Alvarez has been having a hard time getting respect lately. Maybe it was the quick and decisive loss to Conor McGregor, or that questionable no contest against Dustin Poirier. Even his win over Justin Gaethje left him a lumpy bruised mess.

If he’s going to reclaim his rightful reputation as one of the baddest men in the UFC, he’s going to have to convince people. And with fights only coming once every four months or so, he’s started talking more in between. He was at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Atlantic City, and he had some serious smack talk ready regarding current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“I know, 100 percent, matchup-wise, wrestling, stylistically, I watch the champion fight a lot. I am the guy to beat the champion. Not Dustin Poirier. Not Conor McGregor. Not anyone. I understand who I lost to, who I won (against). I’m the best style matchup. The champion don’t want to fight me right now. He knows. He’s going to pick off the wounded gazelles one by one. He’s going to take the good style matchups. I understand. Take them. I’ll be waiting in the end.”

“What’s funny about this whole thing is, Khabib wasn’t a champion,” Alvarez said. “Now he’s the champion after beating no. 11. Let’s just get that out in the open. He says, ‘paper champion, who’s fake champion, who’s real champion?’ You beat no. 11, and now you’re champion. So think on that. Pray on that during Ramadan. No. 11, and now you’re champion.

“When I fought for the title, I literally fought no. 5, 4, 3, 2, then 1,” Alvarez continued. “I fought a champion, a guy who was a champion, who had a belt. That’s a real champion. I’ll continue to fight the best, and I’ll wait my turn. I’ll let the UFC do their job, pick who’s next in line, and I’ll be waiting there for all of them.”

It’s exciting to hear Eddie talking like this. A lot of times UFC fighters seem to talk down potential opponents as a way to justify not fighting them. But it sounds like Alvarez (like Nurmagomedov) has decided to leave the picking of opponents to the UFC’s matchmakers. He’ll just show up and fight like hell and let the results dictate whether he gets his shot at the belt again.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning November or December Return for First Lightweight Title Defense

There seems to be no shortage of contenders for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first lightweight title defense. While “The Eagle” doesn’t have a preference in opponent, he does have a general timeframe in mind for his Octagon return.
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