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Khabib Nurmagomedov (pictured) fights Tony Ferguson in the lightweight championship main event of UFC 249 in Brooklyn on April 18
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tony Ferguson. What else do you need to know?

The two lightweight stars adorn the official poster for UFC 249, which was released Thursday.

Nurmagomedov brings his unbeaten record and undisputed championship into the Octagon on April 18, when he defends against Ferguson in the UFC 249 main event. The pay-per-view takes place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

With Ferguson on a 12-fight win streak of his own and a series of maladies preventing these two from meeting in the past, it’s no exaggeration to state that this is one of the most highly anticipated MMA bouts in history.

Also mentioned on the poster, though not featured, is a rematch between Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas. Andrade defeated Namajunas at UFC 237 to become the strawweight champion, but she’s since lost that title to Zhang Weili. Now, the two former titleholders compete to stay at the top of the rankings.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas

Jeremy Stephens vs. Calvin Kattar

Karl Roberson vs. Makhmud Muradov

Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras

Uriah Hall vs. Ronaldo Souza

Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad

Khama Worthy vs. Ottman Azaitar

Gian Villante vs. Ben Rothwell

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane


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