The undisputed lightweight championship will be on the line at UFC 223 on April 8, as championTony Ferguson faces No. 1-ranked contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. The stage is set for one of the most highly-anticipated bouts of the year, as the 25-0 Nurmagomedov looks to keep the momentum going from his back-to-back wins over Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza. Ferguson has won ten bouts in a row, including an October finish of Kevin Lee that earned him the interim lightweight crown.Rivals for several years, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are both looking to end their feud by leaving the Octagon with the 155-pound crown. In the co-main event, newly crowned strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is set to defend her title in a rematch against the former 115-pound queen,
Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Wins against Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson propelled “Thug” Rose to a title shot against Jedrzejcyzk this past November, and the 25-year-old shocked the world with a first-round knockout of the Polish superstar. Eager to regain her top spot in the division, Jedrzejczykher sights set on a starting second championship reign under the bright lights of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.