Russia’s UFC Champ Nurmagomedov says to face US fighter Gaethje in Abu Dhabi

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14 August 2020

Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia said on Friday that his next bout against Justin Gaethje of the United States will be held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, which is dubbed as the ‘Fight Island’, APA reports citing TASS.

Nurmagomedov’s team announced earlier in the year that Khabib was scheduled to face Interim Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje of the United States on October 24.

"We need to wait until October 24 to see whether the fight will be held or not," Nurmagomedov told journalists speaking at a news conference on Friday. "This fight must be held in Abu Dhabi at Fight Island."