Nurmagomedov (22-0) has not competed since UFC on Fox 11 in April 2014. At that event, he defeated current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision. Overall, "The Eagle" is 6-0 in UFC action.
Ferguson (20-3), meanwhile, has been one of the most active – and successful – fighters in the UFC's 155-pound class of late.
Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson will appear on the main card at the April UFC on Fox event, but it is currently unclear whether it will serve as the main event and where the event will take place. The current front-runner is the state of Florida.