Khabib Nurmagomedov will officially stay on the UFC on FOX 19 fight card and will take on CFFC lightweight champion Darrell Horcher in Tampa.
UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs. Evans will be held on April 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Tony Ferguson pulled out of the main event slot against Nurmagomedov earlier this week with a freak lung injury.
Ariel Helwani announced the news on Twitter
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher has been added to UFC on Fox next week, per the UFC. Horcher (12-1) is making his UFC debut.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 7, 2016
Horcher (12-1 MMA) a former Bellator athlete who is currently the CFFC lightweight champion. He is riding a five-fight winning streak including back to back TKO victories over Jordan Stiner and Stephen Regman.
With this fight change, UFC on FOX 19 now looks like this:
Main Card (Fox)
Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher
Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson
Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias
Preliminary Card (Fox)
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Chiesa
John Dodson vs. Manvel Gamburyan
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhães
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Omari Akhmedov