Khabib is back people — the unbeaten lightweight contender is set to face Tony Ferguson in a featured bout on the TUF 22 Finale card.
The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale will held on December 11, 2015 at a venue TBA in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Why is Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson not the main event? Supposidly team Khabib did not want a five round fight in his first fight back from injury per Ariel Helwani.
Worth noting: Khabib x Ferguson isn’t the TUF 22 main. Team Khabib didn’t want 5 rounds. Gimme Edgar vs. Stephans as main, night before 194.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 21, 2015
Ferguson (19-3 MMA) is riding an impressive winning streak of his own. The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner is currently on a six fight unbeaten run earning 3 post fight bonuses on that run. In his most rcent bout, ‘El Cucuy’ earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus in a unanimous decision win over Josh Thompson at UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego.
With this addition the TUF 22 Finale now looks like this.
Mike Pierce vs. Ryan LaFlare
Joe Lauzon vs. Evan Dunham
Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov