Leading the American League mixed martial arts UFC officially announced that the championship match in the lightweight division between the winner of the Russian Habib Nurmagomedov and American Tony Ferguson will not be held in new York. The battlefield on 18 April will be announced later.
“the Event will not take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as previously announced, — quotes the edition “sports-the Express train” the message the UFC. – The decision was made in accordance with the instructions of the Athletic Commission of the state of new York, and in accordance with the restrictions of the state of new York to conduct large public meetings.”
Organization Dana’s p. E. white also reports that additional details, including the new tournament venue will be announced after confirmation. Ticket holders can request a full refund.
Earlier, the head of the UFC Dana white admitted that UFC show 249, which will fight Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, can be transferred to another state (presumably in California), or even will be held outside the United States. As one of the possible locations of the organization of the tournament was called Dubai.