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

Written by Tom Ngo
February 7th, 2016


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:


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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