Tony Ferguson to Face Khabib Nurmagomedov in Brooklyn This April After Agreeing to Contract Terms

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia lokks on  against Dustin Poirier of United States in their Lightweight Title Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
UFC 242 Khabib v Poirier | Francois Nel/Getty Images

Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally made his next move, and he has his eyes set on probably the best remaining lightweight he hasn't already crossed off his hit list.

Khabib and Tony Ferguson have agreed to a fight that will take place on April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ferguson hasn't lost a UFC fight since May 2012. In that interval, he won the UFC interim lightweight championship, but was stripped of it due to inactivity. He is 25-3 in his MMA career.

Ferguson is as slippery as they come in the octagon with the power to match it, but Khabib is still likely to be a heavy favorite as the Russian superstar hasn't lost in MMA to this point. He famously took down Conor McGregor in 2018, and followed that up by winning his only fight in 2019 when he dominated Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.

This matchup has been a long time coming for MMA purists and casual fans alike, and two of the most vicious men on the planet will settle the score once and for all in April 2020.