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UFC on FOX 19: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says Tony Ferguson Fight Will be 5 Round, Title Shot Eliminator?

Kelsey Mowatt

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t returning to a title shot, but it sounds like the winner of his next bout will receive one.

Earlier this week it was reported that Nurmagomedov is going to return to the cage on April 16th, and fight Tony Ferguson at UFC on FOX 19. Ferguson had been booked to fight Michael Johnson on March 5th, but the lightweight has reportedly pulled out of the bout.

Now, it should be noted that the UFC hasn’t officially announced anything, but Nurmagomedov recently reported the following on his Instagram account:

Considering Nurmagomedov has defeated Rafael dos Anjos, and is 6-0 in the Octagon, this isn’t surprising. Ferguson has also been on a roll and has won 7 in a row.

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