They are set to meet for the FIFTH time!
An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object as lightweight king Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov is expected to take on former interim champion and arch rival Tony Ferguson on April 18.
The news was revealed by President Dana White himself speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Ferguson, who is running a 12 fight winning streak, is expected to be Nurmagomedov’s toughest test till date. However Nurmagomedov himself being on a 12 fight winning streak, has opened a favourite. (via Instagram):
Per John Murray (@vegasmurray) from @SuperBookUSA, these betting odds are about to go live in Las Vegas …
Khabib Nurmagomedov -240
Tony Ferguson +190
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 26, 2019
With Khabib Nurmagomedov at -240, it means you need to bet $240 in order to win a $100. As for Tony Ferguson, a $100 bet would net you a +190 return given he is a +190 underdog.
Nurmagomedov is coming of a third round submission win over another interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September. Ferguson on the other hand is coming of a doctor stoppage TKO victory over Cowboy Cerrone at UFC 238 in June.