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):
Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
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