An exciting matchup in the UFC lightweight divison is being targeted for this November as Rustam Khabilov will meet Jorge Masvidal. The bout is expected to land on a currently unnamed FOX Sports 1 fight card. The bout was first announced on UFC Tonight.
Dagestani fighter Rustam Khabilov has amassed a 16-1 record in his growing MMA career. Khabilov has won both of his UFC fights, last defeating Yancy Medeiros at UFC 159 via TKO. The Jackson’s MMA fighter will be facing the toughest test of his career when he takes on Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal comes into the bout fresh off his second UFC victory at UFC on FOX 8. The former Strikeforce number one contender has picked up victories over Tim Means and Michael Chiesa since coming over from Strikeforce. The ATT product is 25-7 to this point of his MMA career.
While no card or date was announced for the bout, it seems likely that the fight could wind up adorning the UFC’s planned “Fight for the Troops” event planned for this November.