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Khabib signs contract to fight Tony Ferguson in April 2020

Manager Ali Abdelaziz shows Khabib Nurmagomedov’s signed contract to fight Tony Ferguson in April 2020.

UFC 242: Khabib v Poirier Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The last few weeks were mostly talks from Khabib Nurmagomedov and his camp about fighting Tony Ferguson next. Most recently, “The Eagle” picked Brooklyn as the venue for April of the coming year, considering his grievances with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

On Monday, Team Khabib made things official from their end. As revealed by manager Ali Abdelaziz through an Instagram post, the undefeated UFC lightweight champion signed a bout agreement to face “El Cucuy” in April of the coming year.

Abdelaziz also revealed that the fight will indeed take place in Brooklyn.

Here we go. The champ signed his bout agreement against Tony Ferguson. This man has been asking for this ass whooping and now he has earned it. April 18th the eagle will land in Brooklyn one more time. This one is for the fans.

Khabib and Ferguson were already scheduled to fight four times before, with none of them ever coming to fruition. The last one was supposed to be in Brooklyn at UFC 223 in April 2018 for the vacant title at the time. Ferguson ended up pulling out due to injury, urging Al Iaquinta to step in as a late replacement. Khabib won the fight via unanimous decision, along with the 155-pound title.

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