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UFC 209 video preview: Go ‘Inside the Octagon’ for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson

Top-ranked lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov (No. 1) and Tony Ferguson (No. 2) will collide at the upcoming UFC 209 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., March 4, 2017, in a match scheduled for five, five-minute rounds to determine who will next challenge Conor McGregor for the undisputed belt

Once the trash-taking Irishman returns from his self-imposed hiatus.

Nurmagomedov (24-0) has pretty much had his way with the lightweight division, compiling eight straight wins under the UFC banner with four finishes, including last November’s submission of Michael Johnson. Ferguson (22-3), meanwhile, captured nine in a row and stands at 12-1 inside the Octagon after turning away ex-champion Rafael dos Anjos.

In the above video preview, mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst John Gooden and former UFC welterweight No. 1 contender Dan Hardy break down the “Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson” showdown in extensive detail for this latest edition of “Inside the Octagon.” See anything that makes you reconsider your pick? will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 209 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on this weekend’s UFC 209 event click here.

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