Khabib Nurmagomedov has a new opponent for next week’s UFC on FOX 19 event as he will face UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher in a catchweight bout of 160 pounds.

The fight booking was reported by FOX Sports on Thursday afternoon and this matchup will be one of the four fights on the main card broadcast on FOX.

UFC on FOX 19 will come from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida and will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout as former UFC title challenger Glover Teixeira will meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

Nurmagomedov (22-0) was initially scheduled to face Tony Ferguson in the main event of the fight card, but Ferguson pulled out of the fight earlier this week. This will be the first fight for Nurmagomedov in two years and he is 6-0 in the UFC. Horcher (12-1) is currently on a five fight winning streak and was the CFFC lightweight champion. His last two wins have come by TKO and his most recent win came in October against Stephen Regman.

The current UFC on FOX 19: Teixeira vs. Evans fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (FOX – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT)
Glover Teixeira (24-4) vs. Rashad Evans (19-4, 1NC)
Lyoto Machida (22-7) vs. Dan Henderson (31-14)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0) vs. Darrell Horcher (12-1)
Rose Namajunas (4-2) vs. Tecia Torres (7-0)

Preliminary Card: (FOX – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Beneil Dariush (12-1) vs. Michael Chiesa (13-2)
Cub Swanson (21-7) vs. Hacran Dias (23-3-1)
John Dodson (17-7) vs. Manny Gamburyan (15-8, 1NC)
Court McGee (17-4) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (21-3)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)
Bethe Correia (9-1) vs. Raquel Pennington (6-5)
Randy Brown (7-0) vs. Michael Graves (5-0)
Cezar Ferreira (8-5) vs. Caio Magalhaes (9-2)
Drew Dober (16-7, 1NC) vs. Islam Makhachev (12-1)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (14-5) vs. Omari Akhmedov (15-3)

4 Responses

  1. Hardcore MMA fan

    Darrell Horcher also fight in Bellator before Cage Fury. He was 2-1 with them. Non the less he’ll get murdered by Khabib. And maybe have one more fight before getting cut.

    • Jason Floyd

      Horcher has excellent management. I would expect him to get at least 3 fights in the UFC, no matter what happens.

  2. Hardcore MMA fan

    Anyway to watch Akhmat Fight Show 17 for free online? And is the 4 weight class tourney’s a one night tournament?

    • Jason Floyd

      I would check Twitter tomorrow. I am sure someone will tweet out a link and they are not one-night tournaments.