Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov added to UFC 165 in Toronto
An intriguing lightweight matchup between eight-time Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy (29-16 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and undefeated Russian prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) has been added to September's UFC 165 event.
UFC officials today announced the new booking. While the bout's positioning on the evening's official lineup was not revealed, it seems destined for a main-card slot.
Featuring a pair of championship matchups, "UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson" takes place Sept. 21 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view following preliminary bouts that air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on Facebook.
Man, this is an awesome fight. Really looking forward to seeing if Khabib is ready for the step up and to see his defensive grappling.