Khabib vs Ferguson UFC 209 Countdown
Dynamic lightweight contender Tony Ferguson and 23 – 0 Khabib Nurmagomedov, get their long-anticipated matchup with the interim lightweight championship up for grabs. The fight between these two top lightweights was supposed to happen many times before. That now finally, we hope, they will step into the UFC octagon and fight for the lightweight crown.
Few people are doubting the Russian Sambo World Champion, but he will be in against his toughest test to date in the UFC. How will Khabib fair against a guy who is known for his outstanding grappling, wrestling and submission game. It is without a doubt one of the most unique challenges he will have ever faced. But riding an undefeated record as a professional, it’s hard to bet against the 145 lb phenom from Dagestan.
While this may be for in Interim belt, Nurmagomedov is solely focused on the UFC championship. And not the current division champion, MMA superstar Conor McGregor. As while McGregor spends time away from the cage, both Khabib and Tony have been busily building their resumes. And working their way to an inevitable lightweight showdown.
Khabib vs Ferguson UFC 209
In a clash of styles which will pit the grappling of Khabib, versus the unorthodox striking and submissions of Tony Ferguson. No one seems ready to call how they see this fight playing out. As with two of the very best in the sport finally facing off inside the UFC octagon, anything can happen.
But for Khabib who has now become a superstar in his own right, in his home country of Dagestan. With fame brings too many distractions in the lead up to his upcoming fight. And with that, he now prepares for all of his fights at his second home of AKA kickboxing in San Jose California.
His opponent Tony El Cucuy Ferguson who for the most part trains at high altitude at Big Bear. Has decided to take things home to Costa Mesa in California, as he prepares for the fight of his life against the undefeated Russian. It’s a tantalising matchup several years in the making and at it all happens at UFC 209 on March 5th 2017.
No doubt the buildup to the event means that many eyes will be on this long-awaited matchup. And no doubt fans and the UFC alike will be crossing their fingers hoping nothing happens to either fighter before fight night. Let’s watch the countdown show as we get ready for one of the best possible fights in the world. As we look forward to this lightweight showdown for the ages.