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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Report: UFC Hoping to Book Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson For April

Nurmagomedov (photo via gazetaesportiva.net)

By FCF Staff

Recently it was announced that Michael Johnson will fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 197, but according to a new report, the latter will likely face Khabib Nurmagomedov next.

Johnson has withdrawn from the March 5th due to undisclosed reasons according to a report from MMA Fighting.com. The reports says that sources have confirmed the UFC is trying to sign a fight between Ferguson and Nurmagomedov as a result, and that the bout would take place April 16th.

Nurmagomedov (22-0) hasn’t fought since April, 2014, when he decisioned now reigning lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos.

Ferguson (20-3) is coming off a submission win over Edson Barboza in December.

The UFC has not made any official announcement regarding the reported change.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:28 am
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