There has been a change in the composition of the main fight on the mixed martial arts tournament UFC 249, which is scheduled for April 18.
The main event of UFC 249 was to be a fight between Russian champion in lightweight Habib Nurmagomedov and American Tony Ferguson, however Habib has published a message that will not participate in UFC 249. Now the Russians officially replaced Justin Geydzhi.
On current plans, Ferguson Geydzhi and will compete for the title of interim champion of the UFC lightweight title. The winner will likely then be able to see Nurmagomedov.
The head of the promotion , Dana white firmly intends to hold a tournament April 18, but still the venue is not made public. White wrote in social networks: “the Contract for the fight signed. Ferguson vs Geydzhi. The fight at 100% will online on ESPN. Somewhere on the planet Earth!”
Earlier it became known that the UFC 249 can pass in an unexpected place. The event can be held in one of the Indian reservations on the West coast of the United States, where there are no rules of the athletic commissions in the country.