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The title fight will take place in any case!

Khabib Nurmagomedov against Al Iaquinta. The way to the UFC 223 tournament can be defined by the row of oddities and misunderstandings. However, the most important is a result. Nevertheless, the Khabib Nurmagomedovís fight in this card will take place! At first a fight with Tony Ferguson had been planned, but in view of the circumstances associated with the health of the athlete, Tony had to withdraw from the card, then Max Holloway, who also has some health problems , the third contender for the fight ,Anthony Pettis. This fighter, as it turned out, has unjustifiably overpriced requirements of participation in a high point battle of one of the most grandiose tournaments of the year. As you understand Pettis is also out. The boom over the fight which was lasted for several hours , ended very recently, since the announcement of a new rival. People were in perplexity and thought that Habib would not perform in this card. Fortunately , we can see a happy end! A five-round battle for the title of lightweight champion of UFC -to be! The fight will take place on the Saturday night. 

Al Iaquinta vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC 223.