It looks like Gilbert Melendez will face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170

Now this is a fight that could have major implications on the lightweight division. If Gil wins, you have to think he’s in line for a title shot, whenever Pettis comes back I suppose? Either way, this is a big fight. Huge. Especially for the monster Nurmagomedov, who has looked pretty fantastic over his career, and especially lately, going 5-0 in the UFC with wins over Pat Healy Gleison Tibau and more. Standing at 21-0, this is a huge, great fight to make.

If it’s true.

The report comes from Russian site MMABoxing.RU, which sometimes breaks big news and is sometimes very wrong. We will keep everyone up to date.