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UFC releases official poster for UFC 223, says Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov is for ‘world lightweight championship’

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Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally meet at UFC 223.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The official poster is another indication in the direction of making Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed lightweight championship.

UFC 223 is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, and features two title fights. Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov headlines the card, while Rose Namajunas puts the strawweight belt on the line versus Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The promotion hasn’t addressed the lightweight situation yet. In a recent press conference, UFC president Dana White said that both Ferguson, the interim champion, and Nurmagomedov would fight for the “real” and “undisputed” belt, but didn’t actually say that the company will strip Conor McGregor of his lightweight title.

UFC 223 is a little over two months away.