UFC 247 saw the return of Jon Jones, as he extended his winning run with a victory over Dominick Reyes. However, there was much controversy with many believing he should have lost his title. This is up for debate but there is no doubt that the judges scored the fight wrong and it was very one-sided on that front. Even Dana White thought that Jones had lost the fight, so next will likely see him face Reyes in a rematch.

UFC 247 was a great success with Valentina Shevchenko also defending her flyweight title in the co-main event.

All eyes are now on April, as anticipation builds ahead of UFC 249. This is set to be one of the biggest fights in the history of combat sports as Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson. This fight has fallen through on numerous occasions in the past, so we can only hope that it finally takes place.

The event is set to take place in the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn, New York with the winner set to defend the title against Conor McGregor.

Khabib Nurmagomedov brings in an unbeaten record with 28 wins, which is why he currently sits second in the pound for pound rankings. A victory over Ferguson could even see him move to the top position, with Ferguson also in the top ten. Khabib is now 31 years of age and has been fighting in the UFC since back in 2012. Since joining the organisation, he has won 11 fights in succession and has been involved in the biggest fight in UFC history. This came via his UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor. A rematch between the pair could yet take place in the future but first Khabib must get past Ferguson, which would appear to be the hardest fight of his career to date. He will start as the favourite and will prove popular for punters using the bet365 new customer bonus code, as he continues to dominate all opponents.

Tony Ferguson is 36 years of age and also brings in an incredible record of 25 wins, with just three losses. He joined the UFC in 2011 when winning the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. Ferguson has only been beaten once since joining the UFC in his 2012 defeat to Michael Johnson. Since then he has won 12 fights in succession that includes his most recent victory over Donald Cerrone.

It all sets up for a fascinating fight between the pair, that is set to be one of the biggest events in UFC history.

 

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