It seemed as though Khabib Nurmagomedov would never find a fight after a fight with Gilbert Melendez fell through and Nate Diaz supposedly turning down the fight. However, Nurmagomedov has finally been matched up with number six rated Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos.
Dos Anjos was originally slated to meet Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170, however that fight would be scrapped due to an injury to Khabilov. While a fight getting cancelled due to injury is usually negative for both parties involved, this turned out to be great news for dos Anjos who is currently on a five fight win streak, which includes wins over Evan Dunham and Donald Cerrone.
Dos Anjos will have a chance to keep rolling against top ten level competition in an undefeated Nurmagomdeov who is ranked seventh in the Lightweight division. This fight is huge for both men as it could put the winner one win away for a title shot, or even in a title shot depending on how things in the division work out.