The UFC has yet to still announce the official main event for their final PPV (pay-per-view) event of the year, UFC 219.
Some people believe that it will be headlined by Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the women’s featherweight title, but it could end up serving as the co-main event.
Thus, this has led to speculation that the promotion is still working on adding another big bout to serve as the main event.
Based on a recent tweet by title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, it shines a light on how far the promotion is going in order to deliver fight fans with a worthy main event for the event. He wrote the following:
“To be clear I was offered to fight Tony Ferguson on December 30th,” Nurmagomedov wrote. “And I accepted the fight, but my focus is Barboza.”
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) November 22, 2017
Keep in mind that the UFC could always confirm the fight in the coming days. However, you shouldn’t hold your breath due to the fact that there’s a good chance that Ferguson probably feels one fight ahead of Khabib at this point giving his status in the division and their history.
Also, UFC President Dana White has gone on record by stating that Ferguson would be fighting UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor next year.
UFC 219 is set to take place on December 30, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass. Here is the updated card:
Champ Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm – for women’s featherweight title
Edson Barboza vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Jimmie Rivera vs. TBA
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Rick Glenn vs. Myles Jury
Emil Meek vs. Kamaru Usman
Marc Diakiese vs. Dan Hooker