Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the UFC next month for a blockbuster bout against Tony Ferguson.
‘The Eagle’ won on his Octagon comeback last September after nearly a year out following his controversial win over Conor McGregor.
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He headlined UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi and successfully defended his lightweight title by submitted Dustin Poirier in the third round.
The 30-year-old is now gearing up for his next fight which is just around the corner.
Khabib Nurmagomedov next fight: When will UFC star return?
Nurmagomedov will headline UFC 249 by taking on Tony Ferguson.
The pair have been scheduled to face off several times over the years but a fight has never come to fruition.
But now, they will finally meet on April 18 at a UFC main event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
There have been rumours that Nurmagomedov’s next fight could be his last.
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The 31-year-old Russian said: “I don’t want to think about the future, I still have to live to April, I still have to fight, I need to win. So, I don’t like to look too far ahead.
“Now we have an opponent, Tony Ferguson, a very serious opponent. And I think it’s necessary to have this fight then we’ll sit down and think about what’s next.
“We’ll consider whether there’s any point in fighting any more. There will always be a reason to fight, money.
“But will we need it? We’ll think about it. I feel good now. I’m 31 and it’s a very good age to fight, and for sport. I’m far from retirement age, but it’s around the corner.”
UFC 249 – Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson: Fight card
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson – UFC Lightweight Championship Title
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
- Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar
- Karl Roberson vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
- Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Khama Worthy vs. Ottman Azaitar
- Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane
- Ben Rothwell vs. Gian Villante
- Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras
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