An official announcement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title unification bout between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and newly-crowned interim ace Dustin Poirier is imminent after the reduced sanctions handed down to Nurmagomedov’s teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov for their roles in the post-UFC 229 brawl.
Yesterday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued a statement detailing the reduced suspensions handed down to both of Nurmagomedov’s teammates by 35 days, which now paves the way for an official announcement of the title fight between the current champ and his challenger.
The unification bout is rumored to take place at UFC 242 on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi.
Nurmagomedov shared the news of the reduced suspensions on his Instagram account:
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ОФИЦИАЛЬНО Атлетическая комиссия штата Невада вынесла вердикт по делу @zubairatukhugov и @abubakar_nurmagomedov Комиссия сократила отстранение бойцов на 35 дней, таким образом Зубайра и Абубакар могут драться на #UFC242 в Абу-Даби! We ready and we coming InshaAllah. DreamTeam and real Family