The upcoming dream matchup between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been scheduled to take place in April, 2020.
The challenger has officially signed the contract to face “The Eagle”, as the fight will take place on April 18 in New York, US. This is the fifth time that those two are supposed to meet, as injuries were the reason the fight fell off the previous 4 times.
Breaking: Per UFC president Dana White KHABIB VS TONY is being targeted to headline PPV event on April 18 in Brooklyn. Contracts not signed, but both sides interested in date and matchup pending further discussion, per sources.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 26, 2019
Dagestani Khabib, 31, stands 28-0 in his career and last defended his 155lbs title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi in September.
Ferguson, 35, is on a 12-fight win streak stretching back to 2012, and has lost just once in his past 19 bouts. ‘El Cucuy’ was last in action at UFC 238 in June, when he beat Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone via second-round TKO.