Nurmagomedov- Ferguson fight set for April 7
Dagestani fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and American fighter Tony Ferguson have a fight date for a fourth time. Injuries and a problematic weight cut scrapped the previous collisions.
Now they have April 7 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center reserved to finally settle their pent-up rivalry, with the UFC’s lightweight belt on the line, Los Angeles Times reported.
The anticipation for Nurmagomedov and Ferguson to meet in the main event of UFC 223, meanwhile, has amplified into a frenzy, given how dominant the Russian Nurmagomedov was on Dec. 30 in defeating lightweight Edson Barboza by unanimous decision.
In Brooklyn, Nurmagomedov will be the crowd favorite. In February, he spoke at a public event in Brighton Beach, N.Y., that drew a swell of fans from the area’s vibrant Russian community.