A hard-hitting matchup featuring two promising lightweights has been set for Memorial day weekend. AKA’s Khabib Nurmagomedov will face off with Abel Trujillo in what is sure to be an volatile fight. UFC officials announced the pairing late Wednesday.
Nurmagomedov will come into the holiday weekend looking for his twentieth straight victory. The native of Dagestan was last in action at UFC on FX 7, where he demolished Thiago Tavares in the opening frame.
Abel Trujillo heads into UFC 160 is coming off an impressive UFC debut at UFC on Fox 5. The Blackzillian annihilated vaunted wrestler Marcus LeVesseur over the course of two rounds before the bout was stopped.
UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. A bout between Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos will co-headline the Memorial Day weekend card.
- UFC Heavyweight Title Fight: Cain Velasquez (c) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
- Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos
- Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader
- Donald Cerrone vs. K.J. Noons
- Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Abel Trujillo