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New Fighter Signed To Face Nurmagomedov

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UFC officials have signed Darrell Horcher to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19 next Saturday night.

Nurmagomedov was slated to face Tony Ferguson in the main event, but a lung injury forced Ferguson out. After an initial report indicated Donald Cerrone would step in, officials elected to bring in Horcher instead.

Horcher (12-1) is on a five-fight win streak and is a former Bellator competitor. The 28-year-old will meet Nurmagomedov at 160 pounds.

Nurmagomedov (22-0) has been on the sidelines since a win last year over current UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos. He is a perfect 6-0 inside the Octagon.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira

Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson

Catchweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher

Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX/6 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Chiesa

Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias

Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan

Welterweight: Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4 p.m. ET)

Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington

Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves

Welterweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes

Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev

Welterweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski

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