Yes, we finally have a fight date for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje.
It’s been delayed due to the death of Khabib’s father. However, on Tuesday, the UFC president confirmed to CNN that the UFC lightweight champion will return to action against the interim champion on October 24th.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje
This would be the UFC 255 pay-per-view event at a venue to be confirmed.
“It’s been very rough on him,” White told CNN Sport’s Don Riddell. “His father was a hero to him, he loved his father, they had a very, very close relationship and it was very hard on him.”
The UFC lightweight champion lost his father Abdulmanap after he passed away due to complications from COVID-19. He was just 57-year-old. His father was also his primary coach and mentor.
“It’s going to happen, I tell you right here right now,” White said. “That fight’s going to happen. Khabib versus Gaethje, October 24.”