He’s undefeated twenty fights into his career but it’s still hard to know exactly how legitimate lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is based on his biggest wins to date coming against Gleison Tibau and Thiago Tavares. Both are skilled veterans, though neither has touched the Top 10 in some time if ever. Nurmagomedov will get a true test when he faces Pat Healy this weekend, taking on a man with a solid winning streak of his own and past success against opponents including Jim Miller (later changed to a No Contest based on marijuana use), Paul Daley, Dan Hardy, and Carlos Condit.
Going into every MMA event there are unspoken questions each fighter can address based on performance, quenching fans’ curiosity and delivering on promoters’ plans in the process. UFC 165 is certainly no different in that regard with the evening’s athletes undoubtedly more anxious to see how action unfolds than any other individual watching from outside the Octagon. Here are five answers the world should have answers to after Saturday night’s show… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)