The UFC is targeting a matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson for an April 16 UFC on Fox event.
MMA Fighting reported the news last night. The UFC however have yet to announced the bout.
Michael Johnson who was booked to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 197 in March, withdrew from their affair for undisclosed reasons.
Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA) holds a dominant unanimous decision win over current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. However, due to injuries. Nurmagomedov has not fought since that dominant win at UFC on FOX 11 in April 2014.
Ferguson (20-3), the former The Ultimate Fighter Season 13 winner has won seven straight, most recently defeating Edson Barboza at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December.
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