HomeUFCKhabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Fergusson announced - for 5th time

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Fergusson announced – for 5th time

Khabib vs Tony fight is set for UFC 249, April 18 2020 in Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, United States. This is a 5th time that UFC booked fight between these and it never happened.Is it going to happen this time?

So let’s take a look how many times this fight was booked and always something happened and fight was off.

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale – December 11, 2015

  • canceled by Khabib – rib injury. Ferguson instead fought Edson Barboza in a fight he won by second round submission

UFC on FOX 19 – April 16, 2016

  • canceled by Ferguson who was ruled out after suffering a lung complaint. Khabib instead fought  Darrell Horcher   won  by second round TKO

UFC 209 – March 4, 2017

  • canceled by Khabib just one day before the fight due to difficult weight cut. Khabib ended up in hospital and fight was off – one more time

UFC 223 – April 7, 2018

  • canceled by Fergusson – bizarre injury: Fergusson tripped over a cable in a television studio while promoting the fight and  suffered a serious knee injury

UFC 249 – April 18, 2020

  • is it time for Khabib to cancel the fight? Or 5th time is the lucky one for this fight?