UFC on Fox 19 will be held on April 16, 2016 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The event will be the second that the organisation has hosted in the Tampa Bay Area, and first since UFC Fight Night: Lauzon vs. Stephens in February 2009.
It was expected to be headlined by a potential UFC Lightweight Championship title eliminator bout between undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos winner Tony Ferguson, however on April 5, it was announced that Ferguson pulled out of the bout due to a lung issue. Therefore, the Teixeira-Evans bout was elevated to a five-round main event status. A couple days later, it was announced that Nurmagomedov will now face promotional newcomer Darrell Horcher in a catchweight of 160 lbs.
The co-main event features a middleweight clash between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida in a rematch of their 2013 bout that Machida won via split decision.
Check out the full fight card below, along with a video preview of the event.
Main Card (Fox)
Glover Teixeira vs. Rashad Evans
Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher
Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Chiesa
Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
John Dodson vs. Manvel Gamburyan
Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Cezar Ferreira vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Omari Akhmedov
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