Khabib vs. Ferguson for interim LW title is finally official

Khabib vs. Ferguson for interim LW title is finally official

In what might be one of the worst kept secrets for a huge fight, the top two contenders in the lightweight divsion, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, are officially booked for UFC 209. FINALLY. And it will be a 5-round battle for the interim lightweight title.

Ferguson (22-3) is on an 9-fight win streak and currently sits at #2 in the lightweight division rankings. Nurmagomedov (24-0) is the #1 ranked contender and has 8 fights in the UFC, a third of his career.

We have covered the war of words between these two that has been going on since the latter part of 2016. And come March 4th, things will finally come to an epic conclusion.

With a UFC welterweight rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson slated for the main event, and a heavyweight battle between Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem; the addition of Khabib versus Ferguson makes UFC 209 the first mega card of 2017.