UFC 223: Ferguson vs. Khabib
UFC 223 is held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 8 (April 7 in the US). The event is headlined by a highly anticipated championship clash featuring the interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson face off the challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The pair battles out for the UFC undisputed light title. It has been owned by Conor McGregor, who is expected to be stripped off the belt, and take on the winner of the Ferguson vs. Khabib bout at the future event.
The promotion recently released the “Khabib Time” clip featuring the challenger Nurmagomedov. He “finally gets his chance at UFC gold when he takes on Tony Ferguson at UFC 223.”
In addition to the promo the UFC 223 free fight hit stream with Rose Namajunas up against Paige VanZant. The pair battled out in the main event at Fight Night 80 in December 2015 in Las Vegas. “Thug Rose” is the reigning UFC women’s strawweight champion who faces the former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the rematch, which co-headlines the upcoming show.
The current UFC 223 fight card comprises 13 bouts. The full lineup can be found below.
UFC 223 fight card
Lightweight Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Featherweight Renato Moicano vs. Calvin Kattar
Lightweight Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Lightweight Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder
Women’s Strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig
Flyweight Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Lightweight Joe Lauzon vs. Chris Gruetzamacher
Lightweight Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Featherweight Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
Women’s Flyweight Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Light Heavyweight Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez
Featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak