UFC 223 appears to be set. After a frantic and chaotic 48 hours saw four different fights canceled for one reason or another, Khbaib Nurmagomedov is set to fight for his first UFC title in the main event from Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
Nurmagomedov was scheduled to face three different opponents during fight week for one reason or another, but now, he's finallyfor the undisputed 155-pound title. Because Iaquinta weighed in 0.2 pounds over the 155 limit, he will not be able to claim the title, according to the New York State Athletic Commission. However, UFC president Dana White says the company will do what it can to make Iaquinta the champion should he be successful on Saturday night.
Featherweight champion Max Holloway, who stepped in to replace interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson on six days' notice, was deemed medically unfit to fight ahead of his weigh-in attempt. Then, Anthony Pettis, who had his fight with Michael Chiesa canceled because of injuries Chiesa suffered from the Conor McGregor incident, weighed in at 155.2 pounds, but never returned. It was reported if he made weight, he would take on Nurmagomedov, but nothing came to fruition.
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UFC 223 fight information
Date: Saturday, April 7 | Time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
UFC 223 results
- for first title
- to retain belt
- for the ages
UFC 223 timeline
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- after injuries from McGregor incident
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- , Michael Chiesa hospitalized
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- on short notice
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UFC 223 features
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- to begin her own era