Muslim Mixed Martial Artist Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will take place despite fears that the fight would cancelled due to coronavirus.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s highly anticipated UFC lightweight title defence against Tony Ferguson will be held in a closed arena, UFC president Dana White has confirmed.
However Fans fearing that the fight would cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson will finally meet inside the octagon on April 18.
The pair slated to fight four times before, but each occasion cancelled.
And with the coronavirus pandemic currently decimating all major sporting events, it seemed that this fight, too, would scrapped.
The fight expected to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, though now it will take place elsewhere.
There had been suggestions that the fight could held in either Africa or Saudi Arabia, and it is still yet to confirmed where it will be.
However, speaking in an Instagram Q&A on Monday night, the UFC chief confirmed that he had found a venue.
He went on to state that the organisation would be more than ready to deal with the health and safety implications of holding an event during the global pandemic.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the first Muslim to win a UFC title in 2018.
Now For the fifth time, Nurmagomedov scheduled to defend his title against Tony Ferguson on April 18, 2020 at UFC.