We have been told on the net that Khabilov has never faced the wrestling caliber of Bendo. I tend to agree that as far as the UFC is concerned. However, I think The Tiger was one of the top Combat Sambo fighter in his category, if not world champ at some point. Though there probably no high school wrestling where he is from, at the end of the day, there are some tough-assed grapplers coming from those Russian mountains. I am sure that's a hell of a curriculum in itself. Based on the fact Josh Thompson was able to trip Bendo fairly easily with one hand and a half, do you see Bendo having the upper hand in the grappling department? I respect Bendo's talent but it seems that there are more and more *****s in his armor. I would not be surprised his fancy kicks will be caught here and there and he will have to spend some time on his back. I am rooting for the Tiger on this one. Looks like a fairly humorous and humble dude though he is pretty vicious when the closes in the cage.