clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Khabib expects Tony Ferguson fight for April 2020 in Brooklyn

New, comments

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov drops a likely date and venue for his long-overdue fight against Tony Ferguson.

UFC 209 Ultimate Media Day Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is becoming more and more definite about his long-overdue fight against Tony Ferguson. In a recent interview in Uzbekistan, “The Eagle” mentioned a possible date and venue for his next title defense against “El Cucuy.”

Even if they (Vegas) apologize or not, we found a new venue for the fight. It’s going to be in Brooklyn most likely, I’m not sure about the date yet. We’re still discussing it with the UFC but it looks like it will happen at the beginning of April,” he said in Russian.

Khabib and Ferguson were already slated to fight each other in Brooklyn at UFC 223 in April of last year. The matchup ended up falling through when Ferguson tripped and injured his knee, forcing him out of the fight.

Khabib went on to fight for the then vacant 155-pound title against Al Iaquinta and won via unanimous decision.