the Russian fighter of the mixed single combats Alexander Shlemenko gave a forecast on the main fight of the UFC 249, which will meet Tony Ferguson and Justin Haiti. In his opinion, both fighters like to spend a spectacular duels, and each of them has the qualities that will help win.
“Haiti is a good puncher, a puncher. But Ferguson is not inferior to him in entertainment – said Shlemenko “RB-Sports”. – So I’m waiting for more intrigue. It’s difficult to predict who will be stronger”.
“Tony will be much harder emotionally, because it was replaced by the opponent. He has been living in key “will – not”. Plus, he has long been ready to fight. He was already a contender for the title and had to fight with Habib (Nurmagomedov). Now if you now win, you will remain a contender. And if you lose, it is not clear when will be able to fight for the championship. Haiti in any case, is already a winner – he has nothing to lose,” he said.
Shlemenko said that initially his sympathies were on the side Haiti, but he changed his mind because for him and the millions of UFC fans would be interested to see a fight Nurmagomedov and Ferguson.
“Ferguson is more stable. If you look at his career, he fought some of the strongest fighters. He fell on them and won. Haiti can play too, fall. His technique implies a risk. Plus Tony has more experience. He has for many years, there are some victories, and over strong opponents. I both fighters are cute. But I would like to win for Ferguson. He has a huge history, a verbal altercation with Habib. Agree, much more interesting to see the fight, Tony Habib,” – said the expert.
Fight in the tournament UFC 249 between Ferguson and Haiti will be held in the night of may 10 Moscow time.