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:
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson
Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush
(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