'Just landed at the desert': Khabib arrives ahead of Joshua-Ruiz rematch

'Just landed at the desert': Khabib arrives ahead of Joshua-Ruiz rematch

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov appears to have a ticket to the hottest show in town on Saturday night, as he posted a photo to social media of him landing in Saudi Arabia ahead of Saturday's heavyweight title bout, RT reports.

Before his own world title defense against Tony Ferguson next April, Khabib touched down in Saudi Arabia ahead of one of the most fiercely anticipated heavyweight title bouts in a generation when Anthony Joshua attempts to reclaim the titles he surrendered to Ruiz via seventh-round TKO last summer.

The picture posted to Instagram shows Nurmagomedov, along with several of his training partners, presumably arriving in Saudi Arabia via private jet. 

Saturday's heavyweight title fight is about as momentous a title bout as the division has seen in several years. A second successive loss for Olympic gold medalist Joshua would represent a stunning blow in his bid to become recognized as the world's greatest heavyweight fighter, while Ruiz will step into the ring with the intention of proving that his win last July - and the four knockdowns that came with it - was no fluke.

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