The Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Habib Nurmagomedov will hold his next fight with Edson Barbosa. This was reported by the Brazilian, whose words on Friday, October 27, results MMA Fighting.
“My next fight will take place on December 30 in Las Vegas with Habib Nurmagomedov. I am very happy to get this opportunity. It will be a real war,” said Barbosa, promising to amaze all those in doubt.
The fight is scheduled to take place at the UFC 219 at the stadium in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). In August, Russian fighter offered to organize his battle with Irish champion Conor McGregor at this tournament.
This match will be Nurmagomedov’s first since November of 2016. Then he won painful reception on a hand of Michael Johnson. In October, he could go into the octagon with American Tony Ferguson in a battle for the WBC interim champion of the UFC, however, the head of the organization, Dana white felt that Russians are not ready for this fight. The result Nurmagomedov was replaced by Kevin Lee, who lost to Ferguson by the choke technique.
On account Nurmagomedov 24 wins in 24 fights under MMA rules. Barbosa has spent 23 of the battle, which won 19 times and lost four times.