UFC confirms Khabib vs Ferguson date & location

UFC confirms Khabib vs Ferguson date & location

The UFC has officially announced the lightweight title fight between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson will take place on April 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

While the match-up has essentially been a “done deal” since the end of November, the UFC gave its first official confirmation of the date, location and card number – UFC 249 – as it posted the announcement across its social media accounts.

‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson is on a 12-fight win streak spanning seven years, and will aim to become the first man in beat 28-0 Dagestani destroyer Khabib, who last defended his title against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi in September.