Joe Rogan & Jimmy Smith preview UFC 223 Ferguson vs Khabib


The interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and the challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov face off inside the Octagon on April 8 (April 7 in the US). The pair battles out for the undisputed title in the main event of UFC 223 which airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Following the Kbabib Time promo released earlier this week, a new clip hit stream featuring UFC commentators Joe Rogan and Jimmy Smith, who “preview the highly anticipated UFC 223 lightweight championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov”.

In addition the promotion released the KO of the Week video featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov up against Thiago Taveres. The pair met at UFC on FOX in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January 2013. “The Eagle” earned the win by way of knockout in the first round with punches and elbows.

The co-main event at UFC 223 features the defending women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas who faces the former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the rematch. The full fight card can be found below.

UFC 223 fight card

Main 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

Preliminary card
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

Early prelims
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