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UFC Russia booked for September

As the UFC continues to establish itself in the world of sport, the tease of an event taking place in Russia seemed to be all but reality, until now.

UFC is now booked to host its first ever Russian card which is rumoured to be taking place in September according to

The event is thought to be taking place in Moscow’s own, Olympic Stadium, which can hold up to 35,000 spectators at a single time.

The possibility of a Russian event was first raised by UFC president, Dana White, in a post-fight press conference following UFC 205 in November 2016.

If and when the UFC do travel to Russia, an obvious headliner for the event would be unbeaten Lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov. He currently holds a 25-0 record inside of the sport and is believed by many to be the biggest threat to Conor McGregor‘s Lightweight throne.


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Although many see Khabib as a serious challenge for Conor McGregor, the Irish superstar has previously shared his interest in a fight with the Russian in his home country, leaving the September card a strong possibility for the Lightweight title clash.

While Tony Ferguson is the holder of the Interim-Lightweight title, which should automatically give him first shot at McGregor when he does eventually defend his crown, after Khabib‘s dominant victory over one of the divisions most dangerous strikers in Edson Barbosa, could we potentially see ‘The Eagle‘ skip the line and challenge the Irishman in his first title defence?


Will Khabib headline UFC Russia? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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