Source: Nurmagomedov and Gatzhi will fight on September 19 at the UFC 253 tournament

The fight between Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov and American Justin Gatzhi must fight for the UFC lightweight champion title on September 19. It is reported by Combate. The fight should be the main event of the UFC 253 tournament. Recall that Nurmagomedov was supposed to defend the title in April this year in a fight against Tony Ferguson, but the battle in New York did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since Habib was unable to fly to the United States, on May 9, Ferguson met at GFC in Jacksonville at UFC 249 and was defeated. Justin ahead of schedule defeated Tony in the fifth round and received the status of interim lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov, 31, won all 28 of his fights in professional mixed martial arts. The assets of his one-year-old Gatgi have 22 victories and 2 losses.

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