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UFC News: Tony Ferguson Set to Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for Lightweight Title on April 18

Published 11/25/2019, 11:34 PM EST

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One of the most anticipated fights in recent times, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson might take place in April 2020 in Brooklyn New York. Both Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been unstoppable in the lightweight division for a long time and it’s about time we found it who the best lightweight in UFC is at the moment.

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Multiple sources have confirmed that the fight is being discussed. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dana White has confirmed that the fight is being targeted for April 18th although both the teams are yet to accept the fight.


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Recently Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz claimed that a boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Khabib Nurmagomedov was supposed to happen. There were also speculations of Geroge St Pierre coming out of retirement to fight Nurmagomedov. However, it seems fans are going to get the fight they have wished for.

UPDATE: Khabib Signs the Contract to Fight Tony Ferguson 

Nurmagomedov’s manager earlier announced on twitter that the lightweight champion has signed the contgract for the Tony Ferguson fight. “Here we go. The champ signed his bout agreement against tony Ferguson. This man has been asking for this ass whooping and now he has earned it April 18th the eagle will land in Brooklyn one more time. This one is for the fans.” said Abdelaziz.


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While Khabib Nurmagomedov has dominated former champion, Conor McGregor and the interim champion, Dustin Poirier in his title reign, Tony Ferguson has brutalized Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone ever since he came back after the injury. Before this, the fight between Ferguson and Nurmagomedov has been planned four times, yet because of injuries and botched weight cut, fans are yet to see these two lightweights fight each other in the octagon.

It’s undoubtedly the biggest fight in the lightweight division at the moment considering both have been on a winning streak for years now. Tony Ferguson never lost the interim lightweight champion that he won against Kevin Lee back in 2017. Hence it certainly makes sense to match him up against the unbeaten, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Do you think Tony Ferguson is the guy to put an end to the streak of Khabib Nurmagomedov or the Russian is going to reign as long as he decides to compete in the octagon?


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