The two were set to fight each other at UFC 237 but an injury to
Nurmagomedov forced the Russian to withdraw. According to
Ag.Fight, the two will finally lock horns at UFC Fight Night
165 in Busan, South Korea in a bout contested at bantamweight.
Nurmagomedov is 13-1 as a pro and riding a seven-fight winning
streak that includes a 2-0 mark in the UFC. Nurmagomedov beat
Scoggins by split-decision in his promotional debut and then
followed that up with a first-round TKO win over Ricardo
Ramos at UFC Fight Night 144 earlier this year. This will be
the first time he fights at bantamweight in the UFC.
Barcelos, meanwhile, is 14-1 and on an eight-fight winning streak.
The Brazilian is 3-0 in the UFC with a knockout win over Kurt
Holobaugh, a submission win over Chris
Gutierrez and a TKO win over Carlos
Huachin at UFC 237. The 32-year-old former RFA featherweight
champion also has notable wins over Dan Moret and
Moffett on the regional scene.