MMA fans have gone used to turning on their televisions on Saturday night and tuning into UFC. However the last three weeks the UFC has not hosted any events as the organization prepares to host UFC 223 which is scheduled to take place on Saturday night, April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The UFC will start to heavily promote its UFC 223 pay-per-view from next week with press conferences, media appearances, open work-outs and its popular YouTube Embedded series. MMA fight fans love all of this as it helps them to get to know the fighters better, the history behind their rivalry and help them make better decisions when it comes to betting odds.
The Main Event at UFC 223 is what millions of fans want to see as UFC lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. This fight was scheduled to take place in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and it never happened because Khabib pulled out twice and Ferguson once due to different injuries.
This time around both of them are confident of making it to the Octagon where they will fight for the UFC lightweight championship. UFC Superstar Conor McGregor is still the official lightweight champion but since he has not defended the belt, the UFC has decided to award the belt to the winner of the Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov.
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Conor McGregor Expected To Be At UFC 223
There are rumours going around that Conor McGregor will be present at UFC 223. One reason for this is because his close friend and training partner Artem Lobov is scheduled to fight on the undercard against Alex Caceres. Lobov had earlier stated that although McGregor has a very busy schedule, he would not be surprised if he showed up in Brooklyn.
UFC President Dana White expects McGregor to return to the Octagon in August or September and stated that he wants him to fight the winner of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov. UFC 223 is packed with a number of exciting fights including the co-main event which will see former UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk look to reclaim her belt from current champion Rose Namajunas. Also on the main card are fights between Anthony Pettis vs. Michael Chiesa and Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta.