MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Khabib Nurmagomedov now fights Darrell Horcher at UFC on FOX 19

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on short-notice opponent Darrell Horcher  With an injury to Tony Ferguson, UFC officials announced Thursday they’ve signed Darrell Horcher to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at next weeks UFC on FOX 19 event. Nurmagomedov (22-0) hasn’t competed since a 2014 victory over current champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 11. He’s currently 6-0 inside the octagon. Horcher (12-1) heads into this matchup on a five-fight winning streak, including a third round TKO victory over Stephen Regman at CFFC 52 in his last fight.   UFC on FOX 19 takes place April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Here’s an updated look at the card. MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida Darrell Horcher vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Michael Chiesa vs. Beneil Dariush Hacran Dias vs. Cub Swanson John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos     Julianna Pena and Cat Zingano officially set for UFC 200 A woman’s bantamweight matchup pitting Julianna Pena and Cat Zingano has officially been added to UFC 200. The UFC announced the news on Thursday via their Twitter account.

Zingano (9-1) hasn’t been seen in the octagon since a 14-second loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 184 in March 2015. Prior to that, the Colorado native was undefeated in her career at 9-0. Peña (7-2)  heads into this matchup off a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye at UFC 192. Here’s an updated look at UFC 200

  • Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title welterweight bout
  • Miesha Tate (c) vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title
  • Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
  • Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
  • Enrique Marin vs. Sage Northcutt
  • Julianna Pena vs. Cat Zingano

Written by James Lynch

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