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UFC 249 showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson 'could be offered lifeline by Belarus' as Dana White weighs up 'plan B' to stage fight in eastern Europe on April 18 UFC 249 is still scheduled to take place on April 18 despite the coronavirus Main event was supposed to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight Tony Ferguson The Russian looked to be out of the fight as he is in lockdown in his country 

By Spencer Morgan For Mailonline

Published: 20:07 BST, 5 April 2020 | Updated: 20:14 BST, 5 April 2020

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UFC fans have been given a glimmer of hope that the highly-anticipated showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will go ahead on April 18 with fight potentially being able to take place in Belarus.

UFC president Dana White is doing everything he can to make UFC 249 go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

The chances of lightweight champion Nurmagomedov competing looked to be slim with the Russian on lockdown in his home country

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