rafael-dos-anjos-1UFC officials have announced a lightweight bout for the UFC Albuquerque event that’s set for June 7. The event will take place at Tingley Coliseum and will be headlined by the lightweight bout between Ben Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. The co-main event will feature a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson.

Rafael dos Anjos (20-7) will look to rebound from a loss unanimous decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last outing. Dos Anjos had rattled off five consecutive wins going into that bout, including wins over Donald Cerrone and Evan Dunham.

Jason High (18-4) comes into this bout winning back-to-back fights, including a decision win over Anthony Lapsley at UFC 167. High is (2-1) since transitioning to the UFC after the Strikeforce promotion became defunct.

The UFC Fight Night 42 event will feature 11 fights on the night. The entire fight card is below:

  • Ben Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov
  • Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson
  • John Dodson vs. John Moraga
  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Jason High
  • Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann
  • Erik Perez vs. Bryan Caraway
  • Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza
  • Bobby Voelker vs. Lance Benoist
  • Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez
  • Jon Tuck vs. Yosdenis Cedeno
  • Patrick Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso


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