Rafael dos Anjos has a new opponent for his next bout. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
An injury has forced UFC officials to cancel Rustam Khabilov’s UFC 170 showdown with Rafael dos Anjos.
Dos Anjos will instead face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on Fox 11, which takes place April 19 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The evening’s main card airs live on the Fox Network and is headlined by a heavyweight title eliminator between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne.
A 26-bout pro, Dos Anjos rides a five-fight winning streak into his clash with Nurmagomedov. The 29-year-old posted two victories in 2013, outpointing Evan Dunham in a contentious verdict last May before taking a unanimous nod from Donald Cerrone on Aug. 28 at UFC Fight Night 27.
Nurmagomedov has never tasted defeat as a professional, scoring 21 consecutive victories to begin his career. The 25-year-old Dagestan native has earned five wins since joining the UFC in 2012, most recently outpointing durable veteran Pat Healy this past September at UFC 165.