Jason Floyd - The MMA Report

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson confirmed for UFC 205

A lightweight bout has been added to the UFC 205 card on November 12 in New York City as Khabib Nurmagomedov will meet Michael Johnson on the preliminary card.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the fight booking during the UFC 205 press conference on Tuesday.

UFC 205 will come from Madison Square Garden and will be headlined by a title fight as lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will defend the UFC 155 pound title against current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov (23-0) has gone 7-0 in the UFC and is coming off a stoppage victory against Darrell Horcher at UFC on FOX 19 in April. Johnson (17-10) scored a knockout victory against Dustin Poirier earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 94 and the victory snapped a two fight losing streak.

The current UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor fight card is below.

Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)
Tyron Woodley (16-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0)
Chris Weidman (13-1) vs. Yoel Romero (11-1)
Miesha Tate (18-6) vs. Rocky Pennington (8-5)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (23-0) vs. Michael Johnson (17-10)
Kelvin Gastelum (12-2) vs. Donald Cerrone (31-7)
Rashad Evans (19-5-1) vs. Tim Kennedy (18-5)
Rafael Natal (21-6-1) vs. Tim Boetsch (18-10)
Frankie Edgar (20-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stevens (25-12)
Liz Carmouche (10-5) vs. Katlyn Chookagain (8-0)
Thiago Alves (20-9) vs. Jim Miller (27-8)
Lyman Good (19-3, 1NC) vs. Belal Muhammad (10-1)