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Nurmagomedov-Barboza confirmed for UFC 219

 

Styles will clash in Las Vegas on Dec. 30, as top five lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza meet in a UFC 219 bout at T-Mobile Arena.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for more fight card announcements. Tickets go on sale Nov. 17.

A powerhouse wrestler currently ranked second at 155 pounds, unbeaten Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov has soared to a perfect 24-0 record that includes eight UFC victories. This December, though, he will be in with one of the most prolific strikers in the sport today in Brazil's Edson Barboza, a No. 3-ranked contender who has won three straight over Anthony Pettis, Gilbert Melendez and Beneil Dariush.