According to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and long-time coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov the much anticipated bout between top UFC Lightweight contenders Khabib and Tony Ferguson is finally set for UFC 209.
Sources at AKA confirmed the fight will be March 4th in Las Vegas and will be for the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship while current champ Conor McGregor takes time away from MMA to welcome the birth of his first child late this spring.
Per my source at AKA. Khabib vs Ferguson co-main for the interim lw belt at #UFC209 on march 4. Woodley vs Thompson 2 still eyed to headline
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) January 8, 2017