UFC officials have announced that Rafael dos Anjos will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a battle of top 10 lightweights at the UFC on FOX 11 event on April 19.

Rafael dos Anjos
UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos

Dos Anjos (20-6) was originally scheduled to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170 later this month. However, that fight was scrapped in place of the matchup with Nurmagomedov who the UFC has had difficulty in finding an opponent. Dos Anjos is coming off a unanimous decision win over Donald Cerrone in his last outing, and has won five consecutive fights.

Nurmagomedov (21-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy at UFC 165. Nurmagomedov has also won five consecutive fights in the UFC, and the winner of this fight should put themselves in the mix regarding a number one contender fight.

The UFC on FOX 11 event will be headlined by the UFC heavyweight scrap between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum.

Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for more UFC on FOX 11 news and coverage.

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