MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher set at 160-pounds, Liddell/Griffin to coach TUF Latin America 3

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher will be at 160-pound catchweight Darrell Horcher told Ariel Helwani Monday on The MMA Hour, that he was 181-pounds when he got the call to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Because of this, both parties agreed to a 160-pound catchweight matchup instead of a lightweight contest. “That last five pounds is a big difference. Losing those last five pounds is a stress. When they came to me, it was presented to me at 160.” Horcher said. Nurmagomedov (22-0) heads into this matchup off a two-year layoff while Horcher (12-1) heads into this fight on a five-fight win streak. 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   UFC on FOX 19: Road to The Octagon   Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin to coach ‘TUF: Latin America 3’ The UFC announced the coaching choices Monday that the upcoming season of “TUF: Latin America 3” will feature UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin as coaches. Liddell (21-8) hasn’t fought since a 2010 knockout loss to Rick Franklin at UFC 115. Most people will remember Liddell for capturing the light heavyweight championship at UFC 52 by knocking out Randy Couture. He also a coached the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” and Season 11. Griffin (19-7) last competed in July 2010 where he defeated Tito Ortiz. He was the inagural winner of The Ultimate Fighter and went on to win the UFC’s light heavyweight title over Quinton Rampage Jackson at UFC 86. “TUF: Latin America,” debuted in 2014 nine years after the inaugural season. It’s the UFC’s first Spanish-language version of the reality show. This season will film in Argentina and will be produced in May and June. The debut is slated for late August on regional TV partners and UFC Fight Pass.

Written by James Lynch

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