UFC on FOX 11: Nurmagomedov-dos Anjos Among Three Additions to April 19th Card
By FCF Staff
After Rafael dos Anjos lost his February 22nd bout with Rustam Khabilov, due to the latter being injured, the lightweight has agreed to face fellow contender Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19th. The bout will be part of the UFC on FOX 11 show, which will be hosted by Orlando’s Amway Center.
Dos Anjos (20-6) is riding a five fight win streak, which has positioned him at #6 in the promotion’s lightweight division. Most recently he worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Donald Cerrone at UFC FN 27 last August.
Nurmagomedov (21-0) scored a UD win over Pat Healy in his last outing, which took place at UFC 165 in September. The undefeated fighter, who has won five straight bouts in the Octagon, is ranked #7.
The UFC has also announced that the aforementioned Healy (29-18) will battle fellow Strikeforce vet Jorge Masvidal (25-8) on April 19th, and that Yoel Romero (7-1) will fight middleweight Brad Tavares (12-1).
UFC on FOX 11 will feature Travis Browne (16-1-1) taking on fellow heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) in the main event.