#4 UFC lightweight TONY FERGUSON from the Main Event and #7 UFC light heavyweight RASHAD EVANS from the co-main event will be in Tampa to promote ticket sales for April’s UFC Tampa event

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Who:      #4 UFC lightweight TONY FERGUSON from the Main Event and #7 UFC light heavyweight RASHAD EVANS from the co-main event will be in Tampa to promote ticket sales for April’s UFC Tampa event.

 

When:     Thursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26, 2016

 

Fight Details:

  • UFC® FIGHT NIGHT: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. FERGUSON  takes place Saturday, April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida
  • Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 26 at ticketmaster.com
  • The main card airs live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET /  5 p.m. PT

 

 

MAIN EVENT: FIVE-ROUND LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: #2 KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs. #4 TONY FERGUSON

  • 2 UFC lightweight Nurmagomedov (22-0) returns to the Octagon with his eyes on a shot at the world title
  • Undefeated as a pro and owns a victory over current champion Rafael Dos Anjos
  • Has finished 10 of his last 14 wins
  • Two-time Russian Combat Sambo and two-time World Sambo champion
  • Fourth-ranked Ferguson (21-3) looks for his eighth straight win
    • Has won 10 of 11 UFC bouts with seven finishes in those 10 victories
    • Winner of season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter
    • Has notable victories over: Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson and Abel Trujillo

 

CO-MAIN EVENT: THREE-ROUND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: #7 RASHAD EVANS vs. #8 SHOGUN RUA

  • Former light heavyweight champion Evans (24-4-1) looks for his 15th Octagon victory
  • Defeated UFC Hall-of-Famer Forrest Griffin to win light heavyweight title at UFC 92
  • Knockout of Chuck Liddell considered by many to be one of the best knockouts in UFC history
  • 8 Shogun (23-10) is a legend of mixed martial arts and looks for another win to add to his lore
    • Has finished 20 of his 23 victories (19 via KO and one by way of submission)
    • Former UFC light heavyweight champion
    • Holds knockouts over three UFC Hall-of-Famers in Chuck Liddell, Mark Coleman and Forrest Griffin

 

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Check out these great events coming to Amalie Arena!

Arenacross – Feb. 20
Jeff Dunham – Feb. 24
Disney Live! – Feb. 27
Harlem Globetrotters – March 2
Rihanna – March 13

Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

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