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Several Bouts Added To UFC on FOX 19, Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov Headlines

Written by Tom Ngo
February 7th, 2016
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Lost in the Stephen Thompson hoopla was the fact that several scraps were announced for UFC on FOX 19 on Saturday night.

As expected, a lightweight thriller between Tony Ferguson (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov will collide in the April 16 event. However, it was confirmed the 155-pound shootout will headline the freebie fight card.

It is believed the victor will be next in line for a crack at the crown.

A tango between former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will serve as the co-main attraction.

A rematch between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson gets third-to-top billing.

Rounding out the main card is a strawweight tango with Rose Namajunas and Tecia Torres.

Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida hosts the festivities. FOX broadcasts the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

Here is the show’s updated agenda:

Preliminary Card:

Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington

Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson

Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush

Main Card:

(FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida

Rashad Evans vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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